Did you know that what you drive, how you drive and how you maintain your car can all impact fuel consumption? You can save $$ on gas and help our environment by being aware of a few sustainable practices. If you’re ready for going carless, scroll down to our section on Getting Around Sans Car. How you accelerate and brake, how fast you drive,
even the length of your trips
can make a difference
While durability and safety are important considerations in tire selection, how about fuel consumption? Choosing the wrong tire and/or poor tire maintenance can hurt gas mileage. There’s no rating system for choosing tires, but the Daily Green
offers some tips. Your auto owner’s manual is also a handy reference!
Curious about how your car’s fuel economy compares to others? The U.S government offers a handy MPG calculator
that allows you to see how you’re doing next to other drivers.
Buying a new car? Check out this U.S. News
article that explains why a hybrid
could be a smart choice. Do your homework before buying
and remember, there’s more to consider than gas mileage. You’ll also want to understand the difference between the different types of green cars on the market -- hybrids
and hybrid plug-ins
, and fuel cells
. Green Car Reports
offers a comprehensive buying guide
Getting Around Sans Car
Dallas makes it easy to find alternative means of transportation. We have mass transit like DART
bus and light rail services as well as the TRE
line between Fort Worth and downtown Dallas. The DART rail system goes all over town—including a station right here at North Lake College.
Good luck and happy green traveling!