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Not everybody is in a position to go out and buy a brand new, energy efficient vehicle.  But there are several things you can do with your car right now that will make it more energy efficient.  This will help you to go green and save green in the process.

1.  Make sure that your tires are inflated properly.  This will not only help your car to handle better, but you will have better fuel efficiency.  Improperly inflated tires can reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 25%.

2.  Don’t haul around heavy items in your car.  Unless you are headed directly to a destination that requires luggage, chairs, heavy sports equipment, etc. keep them in the garage until you need them.  When you are dragging heavy items around, you are losing precious miles per gallon.

3.  Make sure your car is properly maintained.  According to Advance Auto Parts, a dirty air filter can reduce your gas mileage by up to 20%, and spark plugs in poor condition can reduce it by up to 12%.

4.  If you have to run errands, schedule out your trips so that you can do as much as possible at once, without any back tracking.  Also, make sure you run errands earlier in the day while it’s still relatively cool.

5.  Make sure your gas cap is securely fastened at all times.  Did you know that, according to Advance Auto Parts, 147 million gallons of fuel vaporize every year in the U.S. because of improperly closed gas caps?

As always, reserve the car for trips that require you to carry heavy items or for trips that are too far away to walk.  Whenever possible, walk, ride a bike or carpool.  By taking very easy steps like these, you will keep your car running more efficiently, which will help the environment and save you money.

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