As global citizens, we have a responsibility to protect our planet for future generations, and one of the ways we can do so is by minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
One of the largest contributors to GHG emissions in the developed world is the burning of gasoline to power our vehicles. In fact, the average light-duty vehicle produces roughly three times its weight in carbon dioxide (CO2) every year. And if poorly driven and maintained, it can generate even more CO2.
According to Environment Canada, passenger cars and light-duty trucks produce 13% of all CO2 emissions in Canada. Recognizing this, vehicle manufacturers are forever coming up with new ways to make our vehicles more efficient, but these technological advancements can only do so much. As car owners, we too must work to reduce our carbon footprint by properly maintaining our vehicles. [Read more…]