Green driving means being responsible for the way you use your car. There are many ways to do this, including keeping your car well-maintained and using the right gear. It is also important to refuel wisely.
Avoid slamming on the brakes
If you are looking for a way to reduce your fuel costs, it is recommended to avoid slamming on the brakes. This is because it causes the brake pads to overheat and wear out prematurely. It can also damage your car’s brake rotors and cause them to leak brake fluid.
It is best to stay a safe distance from the car in front of you when braking. If you have to slam on the brakes, it’s better to do it gently, with light pressure on the pedal. Eventually your car will slow to a stop.
You should use the brakes to slow down if you feel like your car is losing control. When you do, take a deep breath. Then continue your journey, but be more aware of your driving.
Keep your car well-maintained
The best way to keep your car in top notch shape is to stick to a schedule. Taking the time to change the oil, and replacing the old tires with new ones will go a long way in ensuring your steed is on the road for as long as you need it. Even the smallest of accidents can be prevented by having a well maintained vehicle.
For a more comprehensive list of car maintenance best practices, check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website. Having a proper maintenance schedule can save you from the embarrassment of a failed transmission, or the ignominy of a busted radiator.
Alternative fuel buses reduce the need for gas
The use of alternative fuel buses is increasing in public transportation. They reduce the need for gas for green driving and can help reduce pollution. Some of the fuels that are used are propane, biodiesel, compressed natural gas, and hybrid drive systems.
In the United States, the majority of school buses are powered by diesel. However, in the last few years, CNG has risen in popularity. Typically, the West Coast has been more active in the use of CNG, but in recent years, it has spread to the Midwest.
In addition to reducing greenhouse gases, CNG and biodiesel also produce less air pollution. Both have lower emissions than gasoline.