precautions to be taken to reduce pollution ?
we dramatically reduce the amount of pollution vehicles emit in actual
use, or drastically cut back on the amount we drive, smog-free air will
continue to elude many cities.
Control of hydrocarbon
and nitrogen oxide emissions is the most promising strategy for
reducing ozone levels in most urban areas.
The only way to
ensure healthy air is to markedly reduce our use of cars or to switch
to fuels that are inherently cleaner than conventional gasoline.
Our cars, while
necessary, are very harmful to the environment. The average American
automobile emits its own weight in pollutants into the atmosphere each
year. Auto emissions account for about 60% of air pollution (espcially
ozone smog) in cities. Reformulated gasoline and Inspection and maintenance
programs such as PUC have been introduced in many areas to reduce emissions.
These programs, however, are only short term solutions to the problem.
If your car is
leaking fluids, these can contaminate the water and soil. Routine maintenance
of your automobile creates other hazardous wastes, such as used motor
oil, used antifreeze, tires, and other waste. It is important that we
dispose of these wastes in accordance with state and municipal environmental
Discover what you can do to to help reduce
the impact of driving a car on our environment
ride a bicycle, use public transportation, or carpool whenever possible.
Driving less is, not susrpisingly, the best way to reduce automobile
If you are buying
a car, consider purchasing the most fuel-efficient model in its size/category.
lubricant make sure you use the recommended brand and more important
the grade of oil e.g. 40SW 10. Never use the wrong grade of oil.
car in good, efficient working condition to decrease air and water
pollution. More than 80% of auto emissions come from less than 30%
of the cars.
Change your oil
only when necessary. Independent tests by Consumer ReportsŪ magazine
indicate that changing modern motor oils every 7,500 miles (synthetics
at 12,000 miles) or at the automakers suggested intervals, is more
than adequate under most driving conditions.* Also consider using
100% Synthetic motor oils to extend drain intervals on your vehicle.
motor oil. Each year over 140 million gallons of used motor oil end
up in our landfills. When you take your oil to a recycling location,
be sure to use a proper reusable container with a tight fitting cap.
Clean out that
trunk! You get four percent less gas mileage for every 100 pounds
of excess cargo in your automobile, and that means increased air emissions.
New cars are
cleaner than ever, but we have more of them every year. Vehichle maintenance
is essential for low emissions. A singe recent model year car that
is badly out of tune can produce as much of certain smog causing pollutants
as several hundred brand new cars! So please support emission inspection
programs in your state.
public transportation reduces pollution, and energy consumption, and
that ultimately means less pollution, more energy and lower prices
for everyone.Public Transportation Also Conserves resources. Less
cars mean less pollution, less streets and parking lots.
Check tyre pressure
regularly because low tyre pressure causes drag which increases fuel
If the vehicle
has been parked unused for a long time, have the engine tuned and
engine oil replaced.
plug clearance, clean and adjust gap. Replace plugs, if necessary.
Do not use leaded
or low leaded fuel in vehicle fitted with Catalytic Convertor. Always
use unleaded fuel.