May Is EcoDriving Month

May is EcoDriving Month!

It’s a great time to learn to change your driving habits. Just small changes in how you drive can help you get better gas mileage. Not all of us can run out and by an electric car or a hybrid, so learning to drive better can make a real difference.

Here are some basic tips that can help increase your gas mileage-
1.    Check your tire pressure. Properly inflated tires can increase fuel efficiency by around 3-10 percent.
2.    Have a lighter foot. Slowly accelerate and decelerate.
3.    Clean out your car. Extra weight will lower your mpg.
4.    Say no to roof racks. Even an empty rack will lower your gas mileage.

These are just a small sampling of the things you can do to improve your gas mileage. Check out this video for even more tips:

May is also National Bike Month so think about ditching the car sometimes and using your bike instead!

An original post for 5 Minutes For Going Green. Read more about Lisa’s quest to be more green at Retro Housewife Goes Green.

One Response to May Is EcoDriving Month
  1. Erin
    May 11, 2009 | 6:47 pm

    I just found this other great girl trying to do good things for our green world. She actually builds green homes from scratch and she is a single mom! I saw her on the Discovery channel once. I can’t wait to see what she’ll come out with next. She has a cool blog at http://www.rebekahgreen.com