There are various ways that you can make your car more eco-friendly, regardless of the make, model or year of your vehicle. Some of the easiest ways to do this are listed below:
Tyre Pressure Check
If your tyres are under-inflated then they do not roll as efficiently as tyres that are fully inflated. If your tyres are under-inflated then the car engine has to work harder to get the tyres moving and as a result, this means that the vehicle will burn more fuel. Making sure you have the right tyre pressure will therefore boost your fuel economy.
Maintain The Radiator
Engines will operate with an ideal temperature and this temperature is maintained by the radiator and the cooling system. If you notice that the temperature gauge is not in the middle, then you should get this system checked by a qualified mechanic as diagnosing this early can save you a costly repair in the future and boost your fuel economy.
Keep A Check On The Emissions System
The emission system’s role in your car is to clean and minimise the exhaust fumes that exist in the tailpipe of your vehicle. It is a very complex system, and if any part of it goes bad, then the greenhouse gases your vehicle produces will at least multiply. Keeping this system working efficiently leads to emission reduction. If you do have an issue with this system then the check engine light on your vehicle dashboard should light up, which is the car’s way of telling you there is a problem and you need to get this looked at straight away.
Most cars will follow an emission guarantee and any damage to this system will affect the amount of emissions produced. If maintained, it will help with reducing carbon emissions.
The Green Garage Network
Have you heard of the Green Garage Network, which is all about helping you help the environment? Each member of the Green Garage Network is fully committed to limiting the impact your vehicle has on the environment. As well as benefitting the planet, it can also save you a lot of money by improving your fuel economy. Members of the Green Garage Network will work with you to help you as the individual help the environment by emission reduction, an emission guarantee, recycling old engine oil and checking tyre pressure. Contact us today to find out more about your nearest Green Garage Network members.
Image source: Unsplash