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There are several ways to stay green and still drive your vehicle on a daily basis. This primarily involves changing a few basic behaviors that can bring savings and better health for the environment.
The first behavior that you can alter is your driving habits. Reduce your driving speed to be five to ten miles an hour under the speed limit. The slower you drive, the less fuel your car will use. It will also help to lower the wear and tear on you car that comes from driving harder and faster. You can save gas by doing as much as you can in one trip. Plan out what errands you have to do and then do them all at once. Gas is wasted by constant going back and forth to town.
When your car runs efficiently, it uses gas less and emits less pollution into the air. You should give your car regular tune-ups and change the oil at least every 3,000 miles. This helps your car to stay in top running condition and gets you the most for your dollar. If you are considering a new vehicle, try to purchase one that uses alternative fuel sources or is a hybrid. These are extremely efficient with gas and emit few pollutants into the air.
When at all possible, consider carpooling with others to work. Instead of having two to four cars on the road, you now have only one. You can take turns with others giving rides to work each day, saving you and the environment.