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How Can We Help the Environment while Driving our Cars?

There are a few ways by which a car owner car help the environment while driving his car. Improving the way you drive and regularly having your car services and maintained are the two ways you can help your environment. If you notice that your car is emitting carbon dioxide into the environment, you should immediately have your car checked up so the problem can be corrected. Your car will last longer with regular check up and it will also sell for a better price if you decide to sell it in the future.

Protecting your environment can be done with the examples given above. But, aside from the ones mentioned above, there are actually other things you can do to help the environment.

A car engine that is not running and performing correctly can cause a spark plug to misfire. You car’s fuel efficiency will be reduced by some percentage with this problem. What you can do is to replace the fluids and filters in the engine regularly. Your car owner’s manual give this advise.
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You should do something about your car if the service engine lights up in your dashboard. Even if your car is new and is built to be much cleaner than cars of previous years, it can still pollute the air if you leave it untreated. If your car engine is not running properly, the exhaust system also will not function properly and emit harmful gases into the atmosphere.
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You need to keep your car tires always properly aligned and inflated. With the correct tire pressure, the effort of your engine is reduced and so is your fuel consumption. You tires will also last longer which can save you a lot of money.

You should not drive speedily under any circumstances. Every country has their speed limits in place. You can save fuel by driving at the right speed since it reduces the car’s acceleration. You use more fuel when you drive fast. You should always try to reduce the amount of fuel you use when you make your trips to shops or anywhere else.

Since qualified technicians understand how to recycle and handle refrigerants, you should let them maintain your car air conditioner. There are ozone depleting chemicals that will seep into the atmosphere for older cars with older air conditioning systems.

Your car should not carry too many items. This will add to the car weight which will consume more fuel per mile. Remove your roof rack after your holiday. With out a roof rack the drag through the air will be reduced.

It is important to safely dispose of old batteries and engine fluids. You can ask organizations or recycling center where you should put them. It is harmful to the environment if you dispose certain chemicals in the wrong places.