7 Tips for Green Driving


Skill one: do not need the original geothermal car under normal circumstances, many owners will start in the cold car, idle in situ hot car.But do this for more than a minute, and the engine is very expensive.Not only does this increase the risk of engine failure by 2.7 percent, but it also increases carbon dioxide emissions by 11.3 percent, according to research data.Moreover, the original geothermal car will make the water in the exhaust pipe can not be discharged, resulting in rust of the exhaust pipe, and even serious corrosion perforation.Green driving tips: You don’t need a geothermal car.Do not accelerate immediately when the vehicle starts, drive slowly for a few minutes, let the engine gradually warm up, and then accelerate evenly.Skills two: parking more than a minute to flameout traffic jam or red light, the vast majority of the owners of the practice is to hang into neutral, pull the hand brake, and then wait quietly.But data from the tests showed that three minutes of idling in neutral gear would burn enough fuel to give the car an extra kilometre of range.As a result, it is now mandatory in Europe to stop and turn off cars in order to reduce emissions.Green driving advice: when you stop at traffic lights for more than 1 minute, idle in traffic for more than 4 minutes, and when you stop, remember to turn off the engine.Even if you wait just a minute, restarting is more fuel-efficient than idling.Talking on a mobile phone while driving reduces driving speed by an average of 17 percent and increases the risk of missing an intersection by 40 percent, according to research.When time is taken into account, driving on a cell phone wastes an average of 7% of the driver’s time.In addition, in most cities, it is not worth it to be fined and lose points if you are caught talking on a cell phone while driving.Green driving tips: Put your cell phone on silent when you get in the car, and don’t make any calls when you get out of the car.If the car has a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, it can be a convenient option, but use it sparingly.All automakers have been doing their best to reduce the wind drag factor.But an open window will never undo all these efforts.Tests show that by opening the Windows, the car’s wind resistance will increase by at least 30 percent.Zhou yong offers a graphic analogy: “Imagine having a sail on top of your car.It’s almost the same when you open the window at high speed!”Green driving advice: When the speed is higher than 60 km/h or the wind is relatively strong, try to drive with the window closed.Nowadays, the car with a variety of power consumption equipment more and more, so that we feel comfortable and convenient, they also unknowingly increase the cost of oil people.The test results show that the fuel consumption of the vehicle will increase by 1 liter after the rear electric heater is used for 10 hours.So, don’t think that the car electricity is not like home plug in card is free, in fact, the car electricity consumption is far more expensive than ordinary home electricity.Green driving tips: Remember to turn off all electrical appliances when you get out of the car, including radio, air conditioning, window heating system, etc.Otherwise they might turn on automatically the next time you start the car.Tip 6: Normal tire pressure can save 3% fuel. Car tires are like the shoes people wear.Imagine running in slippers. Not only is it laborious, but it can wear your feet out.The same thing happens when the tire pressure is low.Data show that as long as there is a tire of 40KPa less air, the tire will reduce 10,000 kilometers of life, but also make the car’s total fuel consumption increased by 3 percent.A tire pressure test that meets the manufacturer’s requirements can reduce fuel consumption by about 3.3%.A 30% drop in tire pressure can increase a car’s fuel consumption by 5% to 10% at 40 kilometers per hour.Green driving tip: Make a habit of taking a look at your tires before getting in the car. If they feel a little flat, check the tire pressure immediately.In addition, don’t forget the spare tire when checking the tire pressure, so that when you need to change the tire, you will find that the spare tire pressure is low.Skill seven: slow refueling can reduce noise according to Zhou Yong: a fierce refueling and slow refueling, the same speed, fuel consumption difference can reach 12 ml, each kilometer will cause 0.4 grams of excess carbon dioxide emissions.In addition, the noise pollution caused by the strong friction between tires and the ground caused by rapid acceleration is 7-10 times that of uniform driving, and it will increase tire wear by 70 times, and increase the risk of rear-end collision by 4.3 times…In addition, passengers on the bus may also feel obvious discomfort.Green driving tip: Make a conscious effort to control your right foot and make it more “gentle.”

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