3 Tips to be an Eco-Friendly Driver

  • Jun 15, 2020
  • Resources & Tips

If you have a vehicle, you have the luxury of being able to get pretty much anywhere and everywhere. But, when was the last time you thought about being eco-friendly? And no, we are not talking about ensuring you’re properly organizing your garbage, recycling and organics, or are using paper/metal straws (although, those are all very important).

When was the last time you thought about ways to be an eco-friendly driver? Not sure? Don’t worry! We got you covered. We’re going to share 3 easy and efficient ways to become an eco-friendly driver.

1. No Idling
Idling is when you leave the engine of your vehicle running while the car is not moving. Idling contributes towards pollution and wastes gas – meaning, you’re also wasting money. We know it’s not efficient to turn off your vehicle when you’re at a stop sign or a red light. However, we recommend turning off your vehicle when you’re waiting for a longer period of time such as when you’re at the store waiting, stopped at a rail crossing or waiting for a friend.

2. Remove Garbage and Unnecessary Weight
Reducing the amount of junk and weight you have in your vehicle at any given time will result in better fuel mileage and reducing the amount of gas it uses. This may be the perfect time to conduct an in-depth clean up of your vehicle. Not sure how to deep clean your interior? Check out our blog for 5 tips!

3. Regular Maintenance
Following your routine check-up and maintenance is important for 2 specific reasons. First, it’s important to maintain your vehicle for safety reasons. A vehicle that is in good running condition, is a safer one. And, secondly, maintenance will reduce the number of breakdowns and issues you may face, plus it will help your gas mileage (and thus emissions). Getting routine oil changes and checking your tires are two things you should never avoid doing.

Becoming an eco-friendly driver requires a little effort, but once you start it’ll be easy to continue doing so. Start with these 3 tips and look for other ways you can make a difference. Not sure when the last time you got a routine check-up was? Bring your vehicle to Warrenton Auto. Our team of experts will be glad to help!