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Reduce your footprint, save money

WHEN it comes to being environmentally conscious, most of us would happily reduce our carbon footprint if it didn’t cost money. It’s a luxury many Queensland families simply can’t afford at the moment.

So-called ‘green’ options have become almost synonymous with ‘less affordable’, particularly when it comes to motoring.

So what do you do when it comes time to balance the family budget, can you save money while also reducing your carbon footprint?

RACQ can help through our series of ecodriving techniques that save fuel, money and help reduce stress on the road.

They’re common sense behaviours that can save hundreds of dollars a year for very little effort. You’ll be surprised how the small things add up.

  • Travelling outside of peak hour uses up to 30 percent less fuel, so if possible, plan your trips around it
  • If you’re a two-car family, use the most suitable one for the job - you don’t need a 4WD to pick up bread and milk
  • Keeping tyre pressure up extends their lifespan and uses less fuel
  • Take unused items out of the boot - golf clubs come to mind

Regular servicing increases resale value, the chance of identifying little problems before they turn into expensive ones and reduces engine emissions

Following these few tips will help ease the burden on your pocket and the environment. For more information, visit racq.com/greenermotoring

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