Driving your car: green tips part 2
By christruesdale, Oct 29 2011 03:00AM
Before driving off
Watch a video on how to be an eco-safe driver
Eco-driving tips Opens new window Making life easier for your engine can mean you use less fuel and produce fewer emissions.
Pump up your tyres
Under-inflated tyres create more resistance, making your engine work harder. This can increase your fuel consumption by up to 3 per cent.
Adjusting your tyres regularly, especially before long journeys, can help your car use less fuel and could increase the life of the tyres. Cars with heavier loads may need different air pressure and over-inflating tyres can be unsafe, so check your car manual for the correct pressure.