Quick Tips on Reducing Fossil Fuel Use
One of the biggest issues facing drivers today is their carbon footprint. Many drivers worry about their use of natural gas and oil. If you’re worried about your impact on the environment, check out these tips on how to cut back on your use of gas. You won’t only be saving the environment, you’ll be doing your wallet a favor!
Sharing your car with just one person can halve the total gas used doing your commute to work because that is one less car out on the road. Now, most cars comfortably fit four or five people, so a carefully-planned carpool can dramatically slash the amount of gas used over time. If you’re one of the people being picked up on the way to work, don’t forget to chip in a couple of bucks for gas! The driver will thank you.
Also, if everyone has their own car, they can take turns on whose car to use; this can increase the life of everyone’s car over time. One thing to consider when carpooling is the other cars on the road. If you’re picking someone up in another part of town, you may not know the habits of the drivers around you.
If you get in an accident during your efforts to carpool, a firm like Hammack Law Firm can help assess the situation and help get your bills paid for. Don’t let a collision stop you from your efforts to save the planet. Once you’ve gotten the settlement you deserve you can get your car fixed and hop right back into the swing of things!
- Use public transport
When available, public transport is a valuable asset to an urban environment. If you can, take the short walk to the nearest bus stop and forego the car altogether. Even if you only do this twice a week, you’re still making a big difference.
Many bus stops are becoming more accessible to those with disabilities- a barrier that has historically made it more difficult for some to ride. These changes are helping to make it easier for everyone to get around their town.
- Switch to a hybrid
Okay, so this one is admittedly much more expensive up front. In the long haul, though, it will save a ton of money on gas when you consider the costs that come with a low-mileage truck. There are also some hidden benefits of driving a hybrid. Because they’re rising in popularity, you won’t have a hard time selling your car if you ever need to.
Of course, you probably wouldn’t want to sell it after you see how much money you’re saving on fuel! Not only will you save money, but you’ll also save the environment. Hybrids are much more efficient than the average car and that means less gas is wasted during a drive. Lighter engines and regenerative battery capabilities also factor in to help keep the air a little bit cleaner.