Reduce your carbon footprint in a car

Our Top 5 Green Driving Tips

 

Don’t we all love a good cup of tea? We love it so much that we take it for granted. Well, that might change soon!

A warmer climate could affect our planet in numerous ways, from changing seasons, rising sea levels and more rainfall to affecting the flavour and quality of our favourite cuppa.

Don’t fret! Here at First Stop Tyre and Car Services we want to help you in becoming a ‘greener’ driver.

Better driving can not only reduce a negative impact on climate change by reducing CO2, but it can also save you a good deal of money by saving fuel.

 

Our Top 5 green driving tips on making your vehicle more carbon friendly:

#1 NO NEED FOR SPEED, DRIVE SLOWER

Drive smoothly and steadily and avoid speeding and unnecessary acceleration which is wasteful and increases your cars carbon emissions.

 

#2 PLAN ERANDS STRATEGICALLY

We know you love to be on the road and so do we, but is it necessary to make special trips just to refuel? One less errand means less fuel used!

 

#3 MAINTENANCE IS KEY

Simple maintenance jobs such as replacing air, oil and fuel filters can extend the life of a vehicle. Keep your vehicle tuned by performing regular checks.

Need help with regular servicing?

Find your nearest First Stop branch now.

 

#4 LOSE WEIGHT & REDUCE DRAG

Do you really need that roof rack on your vehicle? It’s extra weight and creates wind resistance and drag too. Do you really need to carry that full tool box in the boot? Leave it in the shed and decrease your fuel consumption.

Shed unnecessary cargo to get the most out of the fuel you buy.

Extra weight means extra fuel!

          

#5 WHAT ABOUT INVESTING IN A GREENER VEHICLE?

Green vehicles or eco-friendly vehicles are environmentally friendly and produce less harmful impacts to the environment than conventional combustion engine vehicles running on petrol or diesel.

 

Eco - friendly vehicles are powered by alternative fuels.

Electric cars burn no fuel, they run solely on electricity, therefore they don’t release  harmful chemicals into the air. Hybrids, on the other hand, have two engines which is a combination of electric and petrol engines.

Any real change starts at home. Drive greener and you’ll contribute to saving more than just your favourite brand of tea.