Eco-Friendly Tips Will Reduce Your Car’s Environmental Impact

High-tech electric and hybrid vehicles are all the rage right now. But you don't need to shell out big bucks for a new "eco" car if you give your own driving habits an environmental tune-up: 

Learn how to drive as efficiently as possible.  Take note of these gas-saving tips and driving techniques and you'll visit the pump less often. Plus, you'll save $20-$50 a month on gasoline (photo credit).

  • Carpool and use mass transit as much as possible. When you share the ride, you reduce your costs – and your impact on the air your breathe and the water you drink.
  • Walk, bicycle. Well, these are more "non" driving tips, aren't they? But they do help you guzzle less gas; and manufacturing a bike or a pair of walking shoes uses far less resources than producing a car!

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9 Responses to Eco-Friendly Tips Will Reduce Your Car’s Environmental Impact

  1. jessesToons January 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this article, its been a really fun read. I haven’t heard much about auto recyclers. I did hear that you don’t want a car that has been fixed from this point. Also that you can make money off of it and that’s really exciting. I would love to send in old cars and get money from them. Thanks again for sharing!

  2. Auto Paint Orange County March 26, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    Use a car-sharing service such as Zipcar, which may eliminate the need to own a vehicle altogether.

  3. Michelle Schultz April 15, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    We seem to be throwing a blind eye to the fact that when vehicles are plugged in, they are plugged into COAL in most cases. This is the dirtiest emitter of CO2 and a step backwards from gasoline. It shouldn’t be about saving pennies at the pump. The hidden disaster is coal!

  4. Yello Hire May 3, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    If you are a frequent driver then I would advise an eco-friendly car. Particularly if you drive in and around the city. Thanks for the post.

  5. Diane MacEachern May 9, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    Thanks for commenting.

  6. Leah December 3, 2013 at 2:47 am #

    Driving a fuel-efficient vehicle can be one way to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, how you drive can be just as important as what you drive. Idling your engine generates more pollution than driving, and it wastes fuel. Thanks for the wonderful eco- friendly tips!

  7. Gemeni Machine Works December 3, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    Excellent and tremendous array of resources shared. These tips would definitely helps to reduce car’s environmental impact. Thanks for the share!

  8. Diane MacEachern December 6, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Great comments, all. Yes, a plug-in is often powered by a coal-fired source, and we need to keep that in mind as we consider ways to reduce our dependence on oil.

  9. missioncarcare January 30, 2014 at 3:30 am #

    very useful and handy tips,enjoyed reading.

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