Tips to Driving Green and Saving money

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One of the most important things to keep in mind when trying to become more green is the way we drive and maintain our cars. Having a vehicle that takes wherever we want to go can bring a lot of consequences to the Planet. Learning to drive in a green way will significantly reduce CO2 emissions, reduce the use of fuel and also save you a lot of money.

At Revampt we know how important it is to be aware of your Planet’s conditions, and to be mindful of our actions. A paramount action is to reutilize and to work with resources we already have in existence. That is why we sell home products fabricated from raw materials like bicycle wheels, tires, old machinery and more. Let’s take a look at some ways to learn how to drive more greenly and have a green car.

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How to Drive Green in Denver

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On your way home, fill up the tank. No need to make unnecessary trips just to get gas. Also, fill up with regular and lower grade of fuels. Higher octane fuels take more fossil fuels to be made. When refueling, be careful not to overfill the tank as spilled fuel evaporates and releases harmful emissions.

Drive nice and easy

Easy up on the gas and drive slowly and nicely. Driving more than 55 mph reduces your fuel efficiency by almost 15%. Speeding, accelerating and breaking hard can deplete efficiency by 33% according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). When you stop, start or accelerate, your car needs to overcome inertia. And doing that requires energy, which translates into gas and money.

Look after your car

Make sure your car is properly tuned, as this improves performance and limits fuel consumption. Remove any extra unnecessary weight that might be making your car a little heavy and making you spend more on fuel. So remove tools, buggies, and also your bike and roof racks as these also increase fuel consumption because of wind resistance. Always check the pressure of your tires since under-inflated tires can increase fuel consumption by 1%.

Drive less, don’t drive at all!

If you use a bike to run errands in the same area, this will save fuel, get some free exercise and reduce the time it takes you as you won’t need a parking space either. If you can’t bike to work, try telecommuting as often as possible. When going to the office, make sure to car pool and use public transportation as frequently as you can.

These tips will help you save gas, save time and contribute to planet Earth as you would be reducing the use of our resources. Remember to Recycle, Reduce and Reuse. And, if you need to buy furniture or are looking for kitchen accessories, or gifts buy recycled items or things that have been created with reused material. At Revampt Goods we have a wide selection of furniture made from

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COME GET GREEN FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES AT REVAMPT GOODS!

Revampt Goods in Cherry Creek sells sensible, utilitarian, and affordable home furnishings made from recycled materials. Everything in this store had a previous life and has been given new utility. Our incredible home products are fabricated from the most unsuspecting raw materials; bicycle wheels, sails, tires, dilapidated machinery, and more. Check back soon for more details as we continue to hand pick these one-of-a-kind reclaimed goods!