Learning how to save money on gas, vehicle maintenance, repairs, insurance and more is not the only reason to research transportation alternatives.
There's also your own health and the health of the environment. No matter how you look at it, vehicles are just plain hard to sustain. Their disadvantages far outweigh their advantages.
Of course, our lifestyle and communities are rarely setup to support living without a car. We have to drive long distances to the store, work and schools. And we're usually too busy to consider anything else.
But these articles are here to help you reconsider.
They discuss the alternatives, as well as how to use our cars in a way that helps to save money, wear and tear on the vehicle and decrease our dependency on other hard-to-sustain resources.
Did you know that about 25-33% of vehicles do not have properly inlfated tires and that this account for a 10% increase on fuel costs and countless more pounds of carbon monoxide emissions each year? This makes it the very first thing you should do, and do regularly for sustainability.
Tips for Inflating Your Tires
Hypermiling is the art of driving in a way that increasing your fuel economy. Some people have even doubled their gas mileage and made it a challenge for themselves to increase their success. But it's more than just driving techniques that will help you save money on gas.
43+ Tips for Improving Fuel Economy
What if you could save money by drastically reducing your need for a vehicle at all? Check out this guest post from one of our readers on how they transitioned to using their car less and finally to living completely car-free with their family.
How to Live 100% Care-Free
Although many of us avoid travel whenever possible in our efforts to live consciously and sustainably, there are times when long-distance travel is necessary: holidays, weddings, or business, for example. Read these eco-friendly travel tips for ideas to keep your footprint small on the go.
How to Travel Eco-Friendly
We get questions all the time on how we've managed to successfully convert two engines to run on waste vegetable oil (found in the trash!), so we compiled all our answers into an overview on vegetable oil conversions to help you understand how it works, what it costs, and know whether it's right for you and your vehicle.
Alternative Diesel Fuel: FAQ on our Vegetable oil Conversion
Whatever step you take, remember to have fun!
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