Easy Ways Drivers Can Use Less Exhaust
Exhaust fumes and the chemicals that are in them is a big factor in how fresh our air is. With more cars on the road than ever before, our air quality is suffering greatly. Luckily, drivers who care about the state of our environment, have a few small ways that they can cut the amount of exhaust that their vehicle produces. Research suggest shat if everyone in Canada adopted more fuel-efficient habits and practices, Canadians alone could prevent a thousand kilograms of CO2 from being released into the air. If Americans, and other countrymen followed these practices, imagine how much it would benefit the planet.
The first tip to help drivers use less fuel is driving less altogether. Drivers who take their vehicles to work but could get there by way of their feet, should consider walking, carpooling, using public transit, or biking to cut down on excess exhaust fumes. This is especially true if a driver wants to take the car down the street to the convenience store…just walk! It’s much better for the environment and your body.
Next, drivers can try to adopt fuel efficient habits. This includes gentle acceleration, driving at steady speeds, and coasting to decelerate the vehicle, as well as making full stops instead of “taxi stops” (stops that aren’t complete).
Thirdly, drivers can try not to idle. If a driver is going to be stopped for more than 60 seconds- for example, in a drive through with a slow line- he or she could turn the engine of instead of letting it idle while they wait.
The fourth tip is to ditch the extra weight. This means that if a driver has excess items in their trunk that creates a ton of extra weight and aren’t necessary for survival or car maintenance, he or she should consider leaving them at home. Extra weight makes it harder for your vehicle to drive, creating strain and consuming more fuel.