How to Save the Planet – One Mile at a Time

There are small changes we can make to minimise the impact of our vehicle on the environment, according to Automologist MAC. But first, something he saw on the supermarket shelf bothered him more.

Gee, I sure wish nature would provide us with fruit that comes in its own protective wrapping so I wouldn’t have to deal with all of this one-use plastic stuff.

We all know that the world is reaching a pollution crisis that will eventually turn the world into a toxic dump unsuitable for human habitation. It makes sense then that we would all like to minimise our carbon footprint a little to enable our children to continue living on the earth. Apart from insisting that your local supermarket stops using so much plastic and of course ensuring that we dispose of the plastic that does wrap our fruit and veggies in a responsible manner, there are some other great ways to reduce pollution.

A lot of reports focus on the toxic effects our cars have on the environment. The stream of bad press is almost non-stop, so perhaps we could look at our cars a little and see how we could actually reduce their impact on the world’s pollution crisis. Perhaps the foremost way to do this is to become a little less reliant on the convenience of popping down to the shops in your car or participating in carpooling, rather than enjoying the luxury of a solo drive listening to our own playlist. But then, carpooling has been around almost as long as the car and it has yet to catch on.

Buying an electric car or at least a hybrid could help, but then there are still the questions around the cost of purchasing one, long-term cost efficiency, where to charge the darn things, what happens when the batteries wear out, etc.  Of course, it is not much use either if the electric companies are still using fossil fuels to make the electricity; all you are doing then is moving the point of pollution.

Ensuring that you are getting the most efficient fuel consumption, though, is one little bit you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. This is probably why governments around the world have set fuel consumption targets for car manufacturers. There are some simple steps you can take to improve your vehicle’s consumption: –

Love Your Vehicle.

Ensure that you get your car regularly serviced by an authorised service centre. Whilst you are there, ask them to add a good quality engine treatment, such as X-1R’s, which is approved by NASA and is certified Space Technology. X-1R is proven to reduce the fuel consumption of any car and also to promote more efficient burning of the fuel you use, which of course leads directly to lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions. Best of all, you don’t even have to get your hands dirty to achieve this.

Another really simple and cost-free tip is to check your tyre pressure regularly. Soft tyres means you will be spending more on petrol.

Go on a Diet.

Well, not you exactly, but your car. For every 50 kilos of junk you carry in your car, there is a 1% reduction in fuel economy. We are not talking about leaving your twelve-year-old at home either. He can come. The big idea here is to clear out all of the unnecessary junk you have in your car. One big item that we all forget about is that roof rack we had left on because it is too fiddly or time-consuming to take off when not being used. Get it off and you will use less petrol.

Keep Calm and Chill Out.

Aggressive acceleration or late violent breaking will increase your fuel consumption. A simple increase in your speed from 80kph to 120kph will see your economical hatchback turn into a hulking SUV in terms of fuel consumption. So, leave more time for your journey and take the time to smell the hibiscus whilst you are trying to get from A to B. Who knows, you may get to enjoy the trip more because of it.

Read also:

Five Things You Didn’t Know About an Emerging Green Technology.


We Prove that X1R will Save You Fuel.


The X-1R Corporation has been supplying products that significantly improve fuel consumption whilst reducing pollution for almost thirty years. If you want to find out more about the full range of X-1R products and how they will benefit you, please visit the website at or just read the two articles above.

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