Your car, second to you house, consumes the largest amount of natural resources and is the biggest emitter of C02. There are ways, however to reduce your car's carbon footprint by following these simple tips.

Regular tune-ups and routine maintenance: A well-maintained car burns less gasoline. Check your tire pressure at least every two weeks. Driving on under-inflated tires wastes gas and reduces tires' lifespans. Oil-change facilities like Jiffy Lube and Valvoline Instant Oil Change urge us to change the oil in our vehicles every 3,000 miles, but most cars don't need oil changes that often. These places offer that advice to improve their bottom lines. Most manufacturers say you can go as much as 7,000 miles without a problem. Changing less often reduces the overall demand for foriegn oil and eases the strain on your wallet. Reduce the load. Every 100 pounds you carry inside your car lowers its fuel economy by 1 to 2 percent. So, take back all those library books weighing down your car.
Drive below or at the posted speed limit. Fast, aggressive driving is a big fuel waster. Most cars reach peak efficiency while cruising between 55 and 60 miles per hour on the highway. Take off slow from a stoplight rather than accelerate quickly and avoid braking too frequently, which can increase fuel consumption by as much as 40 percent. Use the air conditioner sparingly. If the temperature is only 70 degrees, try opening your in lieu of using the air conditioner. Combine trips or carpool. Try combining trips by stopping at that grocery store neqar where you work rahter than across town. For shorter trips, try walking or riding a bike.