Grass root level efforts are necessary to maintain environmental equilibrium. Eco-friendly sustenance also extends to your car, whether you are a fresh owner or an experienced one. Manufacturers are in the process of creating low-emission cars as well as developing a more sustainable approach towards safer earth; you too can contribute by efficiently taking care of this product. Below are a few measures that you can adopt to reduce the carbon footprint.
Weight free vehicle – Old cars accumulate a lot of things whether useful or not, especially in the back seats and trunk areas. Car with more weight needs more energy to function. So, you should make your car light and save energy.
Less frequent car wash – Usually cars need once a month washing. You can use high-pressure nozzles, wasting less water while cleaning your car. Thus, an environment-friendly option is to use minimum water, bio-degradable soap, and reusable cloth during the car wash.
No Idling – Idling for long is harmful as it emits a lot of carbon monoxide. Generally, cars warm up during driving and do not need idling in warm weather. You should stick to 2 minutes of idling in winter.
Avoid missing car health checkups – Efficiency reduces pollution. That is why sincere checkups are important for car performance. A regularly maintained engine performs well consuming less fuel; reducing carbon footprints. Accurate tyre pressure enhances mileage and fully inflated tires are durable and safe. Or else, they will require more energy, increasing emissions.
Change air filters – Air filters should be checked once a month, cleaned and replaced as per need for better performance and longevity of your car. Genuine oil and filters should be used as inferior quality affect adversely to the air entering into the engine hampering proper combustion. It unnecessary strains the engine decreases the mileage and results in harmful emission. Clogged oil filters cause low oil pressure and harm the engine resulting in poor performance that negatively influences the environment.
Regular servicing – Your car needs regular servicing for efficient and economical running. You need to have good professionals to look after your cars. They can check for leaks, engine troubles if any, and equip you with good suggestions.
Turn off the engine at red lights – Red traffic light serves as a resting moment in busy urban traffic situations. So, it is better to use the age-old practice of stopping the engine in heavy traffic conditions. By doing this, you not only save fuel but also save yourself as well as fellow drivers from inhaling burnt gases.
PUC checks are must – You should abide by govt norms and possess PUC certificate which means that your car is emission compliant as per national standards, giving green signal to your vehicle. Your car should undergo a pollution test certification every six months.
Adopting eco-safe driving – It is mandatory to follow certain driving rules, for your own as well as the environment’s safety. You should accelerate swiftly, refraining from heavy and unwanted braking. Gentle driving not only saves fuel but decreases pollution.