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Ways to Drive Clean

There are more ways you can reduce air pollution by the choices you make when you drive.

You can reduce air pollution from your car or truck by driving less. Ways to drive less include:

  • Car pooling
  • Walking or riding a bike
  • Shopping by phone or mail
  • Riding public transit
  • Telecommuting

When you do drive, you can reduce air pollution by:

  • Accelerating gradually
  • Using cruise control where possible
  • Obeying the speed limit
  • Combining tasks into one trip
  • Keeping your car maintained and inspected on time
  • If your "Check Engine Light" comes on, have your vehicle checked by a an Emission Repair Technician
  • Don’t top off at the gas pumps
  • Replacing your car’s air filter when due
  • Keeping your tires properly inflated

And, if you have to drive on days with unhealthy air:

  • Drive your newest car, newer cars generally pollute less than older models