If you really want to reduce your carbon footprint to a minimum, then of course not driving is the best option, however, if you want be a green driver and reduce fuel consumption and how much pollution you leave behind, then it is time to consider becoming greener.
There are alternative ways you can take instead of driving, walking or riding a bike is always a good idea when it is sunny and warm outside. Using public transportation is great if you are not in a hurry and if you like a short site-seeing of the town.
Picking the Right Car
Of course before you decide on transforming your driving into a greener alternative, then first you will have to decide which type of car is the best option for you. If you love the old school type fossil fuel, then at least look for a care that uses a lot less and from which you can get great mileage for a low amount of fuel.
Other than that, hybrids are always a good choice as they run both on fuel and on electricity, but the upside is that they use drastically less fuel, and as they move, they will generate electricity which can be stored and used later on instead of fuel.
And the new favorites of course are the electric cars. Even though they might seem pricey, in the long run you will pay less for maintenance and for fuel as well. All you will need is an outlet and you can charge your new car.
It is known to almost every driver, that the more aggressively you drive, the more fuel you will use. That is why it is a good idea to drive safely and to follow rules; otherwise you will have more visits to the gas station.
If you are unsure and need help in avoiding road rage, perhaps it would be a good idea to take a few classes at a reliable drive school. It will be a good chance to brush up on your current driving knowledge.
If you check your car regularly for any problems and you fix anything that might come up immediately then your car has a good chance of using less fuel and costing you less to take care of it. The more you pay attention to all the signs telling you that something is wrong, the bigger the chance that you will have a perfectly healthy car that does not use a lot of fuel.
Be Careful with Refueling
Even when you are refueling, pay attention, as fuel can easily evaporate on a hotter day, and then you are not only paying for more, but you are wasting a lot of it as well. It is best to refuel in the morning or in the evening on a hot summer’s day. Moreover, avoid days when the gas stations has specials or actions as it will cost you more than refueling regularly.