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Eco Tips for Driving your car.

The way you drive and look after your car can make a big difference to its impact on the environment. Simple actions like driving smoothly, changing gears at the right time and clearing out clutter can save you fuel and reduce emissions.

Tyres that lessen resistance.

Some tyres are designed to reduce resistance between the tyre and the road surface (known as ‘rolling resistance’). Low rolling resistance tyres help to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

From November 2012, tyre dealers will give information on tyres’ rolling resistance, wet grip performance and noise. Rolling resistance will be rated from A (best) to G (worst). Information may be provided for many tyres before November 2012 – ask your tyre dealer when you’re next buying tyres.

Clear out any extra weight.

Remove unnecessary clutter and roof racks. This will reduce your car’s weight and air resistance.

Have your vehicle serviced regularly.

Well-maintained cars in good condition tend to run more efficiently. Check how often your car should be serviced by looking in the owner’s manual or contacting the vehicle manufacturer.

If you carry out any work yourself, remember that waste from car maintenance (like old engine oil) is often hazardous. Dispose of it safely using council waste facilities.

For further Information go to The DSA website by clicking here 

 

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Abacus Driving School, providing Driving Lessons in the Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield areas – click here see if you can benefit by taking lessons from a patient & understanding Female driving instructor who will help you to build confidence in your driving abilities while you learn.

 

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Handy Tips: Theory Test Practice

Q. What does this sign mean?

A: It’s a sign giving an order “Keep Left”.