As we move into 2020, there are tons of ways you can make your car a little bit more eco-friendly. Here are some easy ways to go green with your car in the New Year.
Replace Your Air Filter more frequently
The air filter is there for a reason, and having a clogged air filter means the particles it should be collecting go into the atmosphere. Plus, a clogged air filter can lower your gas mileage by as much as ten percent. Not only will this save you money at the pump, it’ll mean fewer emissions and less need for gasoline.
Switch to synthetic oil
If you replace the oil in your engine with synthetic oil, you are reducing the amount of raw oil that needs to be drilled. Many synthetic oils don’t carry chemicals that breakdown at higher temperatures like petroleum products do, so they won’t release into the atmosphere. You can easily choose a synthetic oil with energy-conserving compounds by looking for a label from the American Petroleum Institute.
Drive a bit slower
Faster driving not only makes you more likely to get hit with speeding tickets, it also releases more emissions into the atmosphere. Driving at a consistent 60 mph or under can save up to 15 percent on gas mileage, which means less reliance on fossil fuels.
If your car is packed full of cargo in the back seat or trunk, that extra weight can actually force your engine to work harder, resulting in more emissions. Clean out your vehicle for less weight and a better all-around drive.
If you’re looking for a qualified technician to replace your air filter or fill your car with high-quality synthetic oil, make an appointment with the service department at Asheville Chevrolet.