Car Tips

GETTING GREEN WITH YOUR CAR!

Here are some Ideas which will Save You Money on Gas and Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions:

 

GET RID OF AN UNNECESSARY CAR

The fastest way to cut your family’s expenses is to get rid of one of an unnecessary car.  Consider this:  The average annual cost per car (factoring in gas, insurance, maintenance, parking, etc.) is $8,580.  So, if your household income is $50,000 per year and you have two cars, you are working 4 months of the year just to pay for them.

 

SKIP UNNECESSARY CAR TRIPS

An astonishing 91 percent of Americans commute to work alone in their car, averaging 30-miles per round trip.  If every person in the U.S. commuted by carpool just one day a week or took public transportation instead of driving, we’d save $215 per car and reduce carbon emissions by 149 million tons.  40 percent of all car trips made in the U.S. are under 2 miles.  Try pulling out the old bicycle or just put on your walking shoes for some of those trips.