Transportation is a major source of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and contributes to climate change, but there are many ways to reduce these emissions while saving money.
  • Buy Smart: Get information about the emissions and fuel economy performance of different vehicles to help you choose the cleanest, most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your needs.
  • Drive Smart: Improve fuel economy by going easy on the brakes and gas pedal, avoiding hard accelerations, reducing time spent idling and unloading unnecessary items in your trunk to reduce weight. Use overdrive and cruise control on your car if you have those features.
  • Tune Your Ride: A well-maintained car is more fuel-efficient, safer and more reliable. Keep your car well-tuned, follow the maintenance schedule, use the recommended grade of motor oil and check/replace your vehicle’s air filter regularly.
  • Check Your Tires: Under-inflation increases tire wear, reduces your fuel economy by up to 3% and leads to higher greenhouse gas emissions and pollution levels.
  • Give Your Car a Break: Use public transportation, carpool and walk or bike whenever possible to avoid using your car.

More information on this topic may be found at:
The Sierra Club

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