Making Your Car Less Polluting

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Pollution is everywhere around us! Toxic air, global warming, solid waste mishandling and many elements more, are decreasing the planet’s and all of its inhabitants’ well-being.

Car pollution contributes in a big way to making the planet suffering. We see cars everywhere all day long. This explains why Denver came in at 22nd place for worst traffic in the US, after looking at morning and evening commutes in 200 cities around the world.

Just to reinforce the idea, last April, The American Lung Association announced that Denver appeared 13th among most-polluted cities in the nation, triggering breathing problems and raising residents’ risk of developing cancer.

According to the EPA, motor vehicles collectively cause 75 percent of carbon monoxide pollution in the U.S. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) estimates that on-road vehicles cause one-third of the air pollution that produces smog in the U.S., and transportation causes 27 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.

The United States of America has 30 percent of the world’s automobiles, yet it contributes about half of the world’s emissions from cars.

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How to Reduce Car Pollution

Of course, in many cases, it is best to leave your car home and take a bike or just walk, but we understand that not everyone has the chance to do this all the time.

At Big Dog Wraps we love cars, but we love life even more. Therefore, instead of engaging in an ideological battle, today we would like to share some simple tips to apply on your car and making it less polluting.

Cautious Driving

According to U.S. Department of Energy statistics, cautious drivers can save an average of 5 up to 33 percent on gas mileage. Fast acceleration, changing gears, sudden braking and veering in and out of traffic are all forms of aggressive driving. This is not just dangerous, but an expensive habit.

You Can Handle Some Heat

Because running your car’s air conditioner requires the engine to work harder, it uses more gas, increasing emissions. Whenever the car is warm, just roll down a window and enjoy the breeze.

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Vehicle Maintenance

Change your car’s oil and have the engine tuned on a regular basis. A more efficient vehicle uses less gas, emitting less pollution. Keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure and using the correct grade of motor oil also improves your car’s efficiency.

Keep it Clean

Believe it or not, dirt particles can affect automobile aerodynamics. Any extra weight or friction against your car will make it less efficient and will require extra fuel and energy, which lead to more pollution.

Washing and waxing your car not only makes it look good and will protect your cool car wrap graphics, but it will reduce the amount of pollution it produces.

Big Dog Wraps not only provides the best car wrap and graphic solutions for you and your business. We take very seriously our environmental protection and well-being. Contact us at any moment and learn more about Big Dog Wraps and how to reduce car pollution.