Tips to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly

Tips to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly

As a responsible Earthling, it is your duty to reduce carbon footprint and help the environment. You don’t need to discard your vehicle and buy an electric vehicle immediately to save Mother Nature. Here we have provided some tips to make your car eco-friendly. 

  1. Buy Eco-Friendly Tires

Are you aware there are eco-friendly tires available in the market? These eco-friendly tires are made of synthetic rubber blends that are also considered safe for the environment. The eco-friendly tires have improved rolling resistance that reduces fuel consumption, thereby reducing emissions.  Besides buying eco-friendly tires, there are few things about tire care that you should follow. Always check the tire pressure before going on long journeys. Otherwise, you should check tire pressure every month. Ensure every tire meets the recommended tire pressure that ensures lower rolling resistance, reduced fuel consumption, and lower emissions.

  1. Get Regular Tune-Ups

Following a regular maintenance schedule has two main advantages- your car runs smoothly and lowers emissions. Do you know regular tune-ups can increase the mileage by 4%? Also, regular maintenance can prevent problems like faulty oxygen sensors that can increase fuel efficiency by 40%. Read the car manual to know about the frequency of tune-ups. 

  1. Replace Air Filter

An air filter is an important component that plays an important role in fuel efficiency. A clogged air filter will prevent clean air from getting to the engine. The result is a poor fuel mixture that increases fuel consumption and also damages the engine in the long run. The ideal fuel stoichiometric air-fuel mixture is 14.7:1. To simplify, the combustion chamber needs 14.7 grams of air for every 1 gram fuel. Replacing the air filter would ensure the right stoichiometric air-fuel mixture is maintained, ensuring proper burning of the fuel and also lowering the emissions. 

  1. Use Synthetic Motor Oil

Synthetic motor oil is better than traditional motor oil or synthetic blends and it lasts longer than conventional motor oil. Synthetic oil does not require additional petroleum which means it reduces the use of fossil fuel. Also, synthetic oil does not have the same chemicals (like traditional oil) that break at a higher temperature and are released in the air. It means synthetic fuel reduces emissions to some extent.

  1. Remove Junk From the Car

The more your vehicle weighs, the more fuel the engine uses to move the car.  Hence, you should remove junk and unwanted accessories from the car. For example, store the golf kit at home and carry it only when going to the golf course. Many people stash the golf kit in the trunk, even though they only use it on the weekends. This means your car is burning fuel unnecessarily to carry unwanted things around all the time. Remove junk from the car and see the fuel efficiency increase and emissions decrease. 

  1. Check Gas Cap

Any cracks in your gas cap allow the gas vapors to escape through the tank into the atmosphere which is a kind of pollution. It also wastes fuel and money. Inspect the gas cap and replace it if it appears cracked. 

Remember, these small steps in making your car more eco-friendly can help the environment in a big way!