Create Green Driving Habits in 2019!!
In addition to getting in shape, why not consider something that is good for the planet. You know, such as greener driving habits.
So here are some green driving tactics to consider in 2019:
Get your car checked:
According to YourMechanic.com, a lot of people put off preventative auto care during the holidays because they need the money for presents. January is a good time to get your car tuned up, so you can continue to live your life uninterrupted all year long.
So YourMechanic.com will even send a certified mechanic to your home, so you can avoid the long lines and hassle of having to pick up your car hours later from the mechanic. A well-maintained car runs longer, creates less waste and translates into better air quality for everyone.
Kick the idling habit:
New Year’s is a great time to start kicking bad habits like unnecessary idling. It’s bad for your wallet, your vehicle, the environment and the health of people around you.
- Check your tire pressure:Tire Pressure
Measure tire pressure regularly, especially after a sharp drop in temperature. Operating a vehicle with just one tire under-inflated by 8 PSI can reduce the life of the tire by thousands of miles and increase the vehicle’s fuel consumption by 4 percent.
- Slow down.
Numerous studies have shown that driving below 70 mph on the highway can save you money. Automatic Labs did the math a few years back. So of course you know what we are reporting here. Cause it ofound that driving an average of 70 mph saved drivers only 4 minutes for every hour but caused them to spend an extra $46 on gas every month.
Drive an EV car.
YourMechanic took a look at took a look at the 10 states that have the lowest refueling costs per “eGallon,” (bonus points if you used renewable energy to refuel your car) which represents the cost of driving an green driving an EV the same distance as one could on a gallon of gasoline: