Change your driving style

Driving
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Match the gear with your speed

Switching gear earlier to avoid the upper range of revs will make your fuel go further and reduce your CO₂ emissions.


Reduce idle time

Reduce idle time

When waiting in your vehicle for 1 minute or more, it's more eco-efficient to turn the vehicle off until you are ready to continue driving.


Drive smarter

Drive smarter

Accelerating and braking heavily is an inefficient use of fuel, which emits more CO₂ and also causes wear to the vehicle’s engine and brakes. Gradual acceleration and minimal braking will dramatically reduce the emissions.


Avoid any unnecessary additional emissions

Vehicle use
Reduce use of air conditioning

Reduce use of air conditioning

Air conditioning is powered by the fuel in your car, so opening your windows instead will reduce emissions, if driving below 50mph. At speeds over 50mph it is more efficient to use aircon, due to drag.


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Clear out your boot

Removing any excess weight from your car will enable it to run more efficiently, as the heavier the vehicle, the harder the fuel needs to work to power it.


Avoid unnecessary driving

Avoid unnecessary driving

Is there always the need to drive? Could you walk or cycle instead? If you do need to drive, make sure the least number of vehicles are travelling to the destination by carpooling.


Look after your vehicle to keep it running at optimum efficiency

Vehicle maintenance
Check tyre pressure once a month

Check tyre pressure once a month

Keeping tyres at the right pressure decreases fuel consumption and reduces CO₂ emissions as well as limiting the tyre’s wear rate.


Change the oil

Change the oil

Engine oil is important to ensuring your vehicle is running efficiently as it lubricates, cleans and cools the engine. Check the oil level regularly using the dipstick.


Change the air filter

Change the air filter

If deposits build up on the air filter, air flow to the engine will be reduced, causing heat increase. Air flow to the engine keeps it operating efficiently reducing fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions.


Use a cleaner fuel and type of vehicle

Fuel
Use a cleaning agent

Use a cleaning agent

Using a cleaning agent will remove any harmful build up on the car’s engine, enabling it to work at optimum efficiency, which will reduce unnecessary CO₂ emissions.


Use a cleaner fuel

Use a cleaner fuel

Premium fuels contain active cleaning agents to remove harmful deposits from the engine, which will lower CO₂ emissions as the car will be running more efficiently.


Choose a cleaner powered vehicle

Choose a cleaner powered vehicle

Although this is a big commitment, choosing a cleaner vehicle will significantly lower your CO₂ emissions. Electric and hydrogen vehicles are on the increase due to their environmental efficiency, in comparison to combustion engines.


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