We at Station Garage would like to help to protect the environment by helping the customer to run lower emissions from their vehicle. We can do this by answering any questions you may have about our driving tips below or we could simply help to keep your vehicle up together by regular servicing.
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Check and adjust your tyre pressures regularly and also before long journeys. Under-inflated tyres increase CO2 but over-inflated tyres can be unsafe. always check that your spare tyre is inflated to the correct pressure regularly. Check your car manual for the correct tyre pressures or call into Station Garage Liphook for us to check the pressures with our regularly calibrated tyre pressure gauge. Call 01428 722663 FROM A MOBILE open 6 days a week.
We can also carry out tyre safety checks.
Using your gears wisely by changing up a gear a little earlier can also reduce revs.
For a diesel vehicle, try changing up a gear when the rev counter reaches 2000 rpm.
For a petrol vehicle change up at 2500 rpm.
Keep an eye on the traffic ahead and slow down early by gently lifting your foot off the accelerator while keeping the car in gear.
Staying at or within the speed limit not only increases driver safety but also reduces CO2 emissions and saves money on your fuel costs. At 70mph you could be using up to 9% more fuel than at 60mph and up to 15% more fuel than at 50mph.
Removing extra weight could reduce your engine's workload. Burn less fuel and cut your CO2 emissions by unloading any items you won't need before your journey.
A roof rack or carrier provides additional cargo space and may allow you to meet your needs with a smaller car. However, a loaded roof rack can decrease your fuel economy by 5 percent. Reduce aerodynamic drag and improve your fuel economy by placing items inside the car whenever possible.
Avoid carrying unneeded items, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 lbs in the car reduces a typical car's fuel economy by 1-2 percent.
Combining errands into one trip saves you time and money. Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as a longer multipurpose trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm. Trip planning ensures that traveling is done when the engine is warmed-up and efficient, and it can reduce the distance you travel.