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January 30, 2020 Our 4 Top Tips for More Sustainable Driving

A new decade has dawned and with it a growing consciousness about sustainability and the effect our everyday actions are having on the planet.

Driving is a big part of modern life. However, there are ways to make it more sustainable. While we can’t all rush out and buy a new electric vehicle, smaller adjustments can be made to reduce fuel emissions and the overall environmental impact.


1. Drive in a Fuel Efficient Way

The way you drive can seriously impact your fuel consumption. Continually braking and accelerating guzzles fuel. Cruise when possible on highways and always drive at the speed limit. The faster you go, the more fuel you use.

Avoid needless idling, which also wastes fuel. Most cars don’t need to be “warmed up” before taking off. If you’re waiting for someone, switch the engine off if they take more than a minute.


2. Choose a Sustainable Tyre!

Yokohama’s’ expert engineers are continually innovating to create more sustainable tyres that offer better fuel efficiency. The technology in the BluEarth tyres decreases rolling resistance, meaning better fuel economy and reduced carbon emissions, whilst still maintaining excellent grip and wear characteristics.

The 5 pitch tread variation also means low tyre and cabin noise for a quiet drive.


3. Inflate Tyres to the Correct Pressure

Ensuring that your tyres are neither under or over-inflated is important for safety, as well as fuel consumption. If your tyres are under-inflated, it increases the rolling resistance on contact with the ground, which then exponentially increases fuel usage. Think how hard it is to pedal a push bike with underinflated tyres!


4. Get Your Car Serviced Regularly

Keep your car in good nick, plus get a regular service from a reputable mechanic to make sure it runs smoothly. For example, ensuring that the radiator and cooling system are working efficiently is an important way that you can boost fuel economy.


Taking these everyday actions can help reduce your impact on the environment and contribute to a better drive.

If you’re looking to invest in a sustainable tyre such as the BluEarth ES ES32, you can find your local Yokohama dealer here.

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