In recognition of national Clean Air Month, the Clean Air Force of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division is encouraging motorists to learn about the many ways to help improve air quality in Georgia while saving money. Properly maintaining vehicles and making adjustments in driving habits can have a significant impact overall air quality in Georgia. Drivers incorporating these tips into their daily routine can boost their vehicle’s performance and save money.
Georgia’s Clean Air Force offers five tips for improving quality and save money:
- The 30 Second Rule. Turn your engine off if you will be idling for more than 30 seconds.
- It’s Cool to Pool. Carpooling to work can cut harmful air emissions.
- Refuel in the Cool. Hot temperatures and gasoline fumes combine to create harmful ground-level ozone. You can reduce emissions by refueling your vehicle in the evening, when temperatures are cooler and gasoline evaporates less rapidly.
- Get Pumped About Cleaner Air. Underinflated tires produce drag, requiring your engine to work harder. This produces harmful emissions and decreases fuel efficiency. Properly inflated tires save money, extend the life of your tires and improve gas mileage up to 3.3% annually.
- There’s an App For That. Today, there are smartphone apps that help motorists avoid left turns, which can be a major source of idling.
To download the Clean Air Month infographic, click here.