Check your tire pressure regularly. Under-inflation increases tire wear, reduces your fuel efficiency by up to 3 percent, and leads to higher GHG emissions.
Consult 511 Contra Costa
511 Contra Costa
provides Contra Costa residents incentives and resources to reduce travel in single occupancy vehicles. Use 511 Contra Costa to:
Drive More Efficiently
- Customize your trip using public transportation
- Find a carpool partner
- Find out about resources for bicyclists
- Take advantage of commuting incentives
Go easy on the brakes and gas pedal, avoid hard accelerations, reduce time spent idling, and unload unnecessary items in your trunk to reduce weight. Use overdrive and cruise control, if you have those features.
Give your Car a Break
Use public transportation, carpool, bike, or walk instead of using your car whenever possible. Find out if your employer offers alternative commuting incentives.
Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency
Simple maintenance activities and driving habits are important in optimizing your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. View the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of additional factors
that affect the fuel economy and the GHG emissions of your vehicle.
Tune Your Vehicle
A well-maintained vehicle is more fuel efficient, produces fewer GHG emissions, and is more reliable. Keep your vehicle tuned, follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, use the recommended grade of motor oil, and check and replace your vehicle’s air filter regularly.
and the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
, maintain a fuel economy website
that provides fuel economy estimates, energy and environmental impact ratings, and fuel-saving tips.
The EPA also provides additional tips on reducing your GHG emissions on the road