Eco-driving: adopt these good habits

Eco-driving reduces greenhouse gas emissions, helps you save on fuel and reduces the need for costly repairs due to wear and tear on your vehicle. These practices require planning your route in advance and routinely checking things like tire pressure and brake wear, especially before heading out on a long drive.

Many eco-driving habits are well-suited to winter driving, as they can heighten your level of safety. For example, clear all the snow and ice from your vehicle before hitting the road to limit unnecessary weight. This helps minimize your fuel consumption and improve visibility. Doing this also keeps the motorists behind you safer and ensures you avoid hefty fines for driving around in an igloo on wheels.

Driving the speed limit also helps minimize fuel consumption and increase your reaction time on slippery roads. For example, warm up your car by driving at a low speed for the first few kilometres rather than idling. It’s also a good idea to brake softly on slippery roads and maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead of you.

Eco-driving also requires you to take your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. You can count on the experts at your local M 360 Mechanic to get the job done right.

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