Drive efficiently

Remembering the following will lessen the environmental impact of your driving:

Tyre pressures: ensure they are correct as under inflated tyres reduce fuel efficiency

Do not overload: avoid unnecessary load or drag

Drive at a steady speed and avoid rapid acceleration and braking

Determine your car's most fuel efficient speed for motorway driving for most cars it will be
around 55 mph

Switch off the engine if you stop and avoid the temptation to run the engine until your car is cosy before setting off in the morning

Consider whether you need air-conditioning as it can increase fuel consumption by up to 20%

Avoid short car journeys as cold engines pollute up to 60% more per mile than hot ones, and park your vehicle ready to roll the next time you get in it

Service your vehicle regularly to keep the engine at its most efficient

Smaller engine sizes mean lower fuel consumption.