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Ways to Prevent Car Pollution

The ways to prevent car pollution are numerous. Planning ahead, using alternatives to driving your car, and driving with care, you can reduce air pollution tremendously. That's good for air quality, your health and your budget.

Although car pollution has significantly decreased per car over the last twenty years, this has not made a big impact on the total amount of car pollution due to several different reasons. Car pollution is still a huge problem in the world. What do you need to know to start learning some ways to prevent car pollution?

You first need to come with terms with the fact that car pollution is a problem. Car pollution is still a major contributor to air pollution and this is due to the number of cars that are being driven each day. The number of cars on the roads has significantly increased over the last decade and this has a big impact upon the air pollution, even though the cars themselves have have greatly improved as far as what they release into the air.

Lack of knowledge about the role of cars and air pollution also plays a role. The lack of knowledge includes fear of change and suspicion of regulations; These factors combined have helped to contribute to the car pollution issue, because consumers do not know much about car pollution and its affect on the environment but have an emotional reaction to what they do hear. Here are some ways to prevent car pollution:

  • Learn more about alternative fuels.

    Many cars offer the ability to use alternative fuels and alternative methods to power your car. This includes electric-powered hybrid cars, and cars that use alternative fuels, like biodiesel fuels and natural gas. By learning more about these cars and fuels, you can find you a car that will release less pollution.
  • Consider driving less.

    This can be in the form of car-pooling, walking more and driving less, riding a bicycle, telecommuting, and using public transportation. If everyone would forego driving one day a week, a big impact could be made upon the environment.
  • Plan your trips and errands.

    Everyone does a lot of unnecessary driving. By planning errands and trips more carefully, you can cut the number of trips you make, your driving time and the amount of car pollution that you release. Driving back and forth all over town just contributes to car pollution. Make a fuel-efficient plan of how you can get your errands done and you can save gas, money, time, and your impact on the environment.
  • Drive your car and take care of your car more efficiently.

    This includes regular tune-ups, including changing the oil and air filters, driving the speed limit, using cruise control where possible, and keeping your tires at the recommended inflation. By taking care of your car, you are helping it to use fuel more efficiently and helping to decrease the amount of pollution that your car releases into the air.

By finding ways to prevent car pollution, you can have a big impact upon the environment, your health, and your finances. You will be amazed by how much money you can save by taking care of your car in the best way possible. It is our responsibility to take care of the environment, because everything that we do can have an affect that can make a difference in the future life and world of our children and grandchildren. By learning ways to prevent car pollution, you can help make an impact that will keep giving year after year.