Everyone is trying to go green these days, and we don’t mean they’re dressing up in shades of grass and clover. We’re talking about a prevailing desire to reduce our carbon footprint. It’s a topic of conversation on the news and a popular principle among our clients. That’s why the car experts at Chapel Hill Tire want to help you go green. Below are a few simple tips that can make your commute more environmentally-friendly and help you reduce your carbon footprint.
The best way to reduce your carbon footprint when it comes to travel is to share transportation or carpool. Reducing the number of cars on the road is a great way to decrease the level of carbon emissions. This will also reduce the wear and tear on your vehicle. Putting fewer miles on your car means fewer trips to the shop for maintenance and tires.
2. Drive more smoothly
How you drive your car can reduce its impact on the environment. Carbonfund.org recommends drivers accelerate gently, obey speed limits, drive at consistent speeds and anticipate stops. They even say that driving better can reduce the your gas usage by as much as 30%. Imagine having a third less of an impact on the globe just by paying attention to how you drive! This comes with the added benefit of helping you save money at the pump.
3. Get regular maintenance
When your car drives more efficiently, it creates less of an impact on the environment. This means you need to regularly change your filters, keep your car well tuned, and obey factory recommendations. If every car on the road ran as it should, global emissions would certainly drop. It’s the gunk and grime that contributes to those black clouds we often see tailpipes spitting at stoplights. Regular maintenance also helps you protect your vehicle from costly damage down the road. All of this is to say, getting regular maintenance on your vehicle can help lower your car’s emissions.
4. Check your tire pressure
We have talked about tire pressure on this blog a number of times. Having properly inflated tires can dramatically improve your gas mileage and, like regular maintenance, make your car run more smoothly. A smoother car is a greener car, and minimizing how hard your vehicle has to work to function minimizes carbon emission.
5. Shop local
You can decrease your carbon footprint by reducing the number of miles you travel. This means shopping local. Visit your neighborhood stores for regular shopping trips and when your car needs maintenance, don’t drive across town. Choose one of 8 convenient area Chapel Hill Tire locations for your service needs. You can even make an appointment online to save yourself some trouble.
5. Drive a hybrid
Each year more hybrids hit the market — and these cars require special attention. At Chapel Hill Tire, we are experienced in the unique maintenance requirements of your hybrid engine. We abide by stringent requirements to make you maximize your sustainability efforts and keep your car running smoothly for a long time. If you’ve committed to driving more sustainably, choose Chapel Hill Tire for your next vehicle check up.
Chapel Hill Tire can help you lessen your carbon footprint
A well-maintained vehicle is a more environmentally conscious vehicle. So trust Chapel Hill Tire to help you get the most of your gas money and reduce your impact on the globe. We are committed to helping you get the services you need, when you need them, to help you avoid issues down the road and save money in the long run.
If you want to talk more about how car care plays a role in sustainability, give us a call. We’re happy to hear about the vehicle you’re driving and talk through ideas for making it more efficient.