Green driving tips

David and Gabby Locke and the Entire Tech team receiving their Switched on Business Award from City of Armadale Mayor and Chairperson of the South East Regional Energy Group, Ruth Butterfield. They were joined by Cr Aaron Adams (City of Gosnells / SEREG delegate), City of Melville Business Development Advisor Stuart Tomlinson and Sustainability Engagement Officer Jess Sutherland. Photo credit: City of Melville. 

Planning a road trip for the school holidays? Below are some green driving tips that will save fuel and emissions. Happy holidays!

  1. Regularly check your tyre pressure. Under-inflated tyres can increase fuel consumption by three per cent and take 10 000 kilometres off the tyre’s life.
  2. Service your car regularly. A well-tuned car can use 15 percent less fuel.
  3. Slow down. Driving at 90 kilometres per hour uses 25 percent less fuel than travelling at 110 kilometres per hour.
  4. Travel light. Don’t use your car to store heavy equipment for long periods of time, an extra 50 kilograms of weight increases fuel consumption by two per cent.
  5. Remove roof racks and anything fixed to the outside of your car when they are not in use to minimise wind resistance.

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