You don’t have to buy a new eco-branded car to enjoy greener motoring, according to Auto Express.
Changing your tyres, headlight bulbs and investing in a sat-nav are all ways to help you save money –and the planet.
Here’s how the top selling motoring magazine suggests you reduce your carbon footprint:
Low-resistance tyres – the less the rubber drags, the less power – and fuel – is need to turn them.
Auto Express single out Michelin as always performing well in their tests, and Goodyear’s EfficientGrip gets a plug too.
Install long-life headlight bulbs – your choice of headlamps can affect your car’s fuel economy – fit a set of the latest long-life bulbs, which don’t use as much power, and in turn up your mpg. Auto Express highlights Philips EcoVision costing £15.99 a set and claiming to last twice as long as regular bulbs.
Cut unnecessary miles with sat-nav – the latest sat-navs plot the most efficient route – avoiding hills and traffic lights. Auto Express says check out Garmin’s EcoRoute, plus the similar feature on the TomTom 950.
Clean your car more efficiently – eco warriors hate to see water wasted – and if you wash your car regularly, thousands of litres end up going down the drain every year.
Use a green interior cleaner -it’s not only exterior cleaning products that can affect the environment; those designed to care for your cabin can also be harmful.
For more details get hold of a copy of Auto Express or go to http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/products/products/244912/seven_ways_to_stay_green.html.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team