How-To's and Tips: On the Road

Our everyday actions—from fertilizing our lawns to driving our cars—have a major impact on the Bay. But by making simple changes in our lives, each one of us can take part in restoring the Bay and its rivers for future generations.

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    Tip: Save Fuel

    Avoid hauling cargo on your roof rack. Transporting items on top of your car increases drag and uses more fuel.

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    Tip: Save Fuel

    Take advantage of your car's cruise control! This feature helps maintain a constant speed, which can reduce fuel consumption.

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    Tip: Recycle Scrap Tires

    Most states ban tires from being disposed of at landfills, but you can take scrap tires to shops or retailers that will reuse, recycle or retread them.

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    Tip: Share Resources

    Living in an urban or metropolitan region can make it easy to avoid owning a car. Instead, utilize ride-sharing services, carpooling or public transit. By not driving, you can reduce your average carbon footprint.

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    Tip: Recycle Used Vehicles

    If your car is nearing the end of its life with you, you don’t have to send it to the junk yard—you can donate it! Many non-profits accept cars as donations and will repair or recycle the vehicle.

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    Tip: Save Fuel

    Rapid acceleration and frequent breaking increases fuel consumption, and can endanger yourself and others. Driving less aggressively lets you save fuel and keep safe.

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    How to: Drive the Bay-Friendly Way

    Most of us can’t stop driving altogether. But there are lots of ways we can send less pollution into our air and water—and save a few extra gallons at the same time.

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    Tip: Drive Less

    When possible, walk, bike or take public transportation to reduce vehicle emissions that can pollute our air and water.

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    Tip: Reduce Emissions

    Avoid letting your car idle. Idling for even 10 seconds can waste fuel, damage your engine and pollute our air and water.

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    Tip: Recycle Used Motor Oil

    Properly dispose of used motor oil and antifreeze. Many gas stations and landfills have oil recycling programs.

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    Tip: Fix Car Leaks

    Fix car leaks so engine fluids like oil and antifreeze don't drip onto the ground and run off into local waterways.

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    Tip: Reduce Polluted Runoff

    Wash your car on grass or gravel rather than pavement so soapy, grimy wash water won't run off your property.

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