7 Tips to Help You Drive Clean

  • By Strive Fuel Team
  • 16 Oct, 2015

Use these easy tips to make your driving habits a little better for the environment. 

Drive steadily. 
By maintaining a steady speed, your fuel efficiency will improve and your fuel consumption will decrease. Optimal speeds vary depending on location, type of vehicle, and etc., but maintaining a steady pace on highways will help with your efficiency.

Use cruise control.
Cruise control makes your life easier, and helps with fuel efficiency. Why not put it to use? Make sure you're safe about it, so don't use it when you're on hills or in traffic, but this will help keep your driving speeds steady and save fuel in the long run. 

Keep your tires properly inflated. 
You should make sure you're checking your tires at least once per month. When you do, use your own tire gauge to keep results consistent. If your tire isn't inflated properly, your fuel consumption can increase by as much as 6%. 

Reduce your idle time. 
Avoid idling for long periods of time. If you think you'll be stopped for more than a minute or so, it's best to turn off the engine, rather than remaining idle. Restarting your car after turning it off actually uses less fuel than letting it idle for more than a minute.

Maintain your car's efficiency.
Make sure you're servicing your car regularly. A poor engine can use up to 50% more fuel and emissions. Getting your car checked on a regular basis will ensure that you're traveling in the most efficient way possible. 

Keep a tight gas cap.
After you fill up (with Strive Fuel of course ;) ), be sure to twist your cap until you hear the second click. Gas can evaporate as a vapor if you don't, wasting fuel and increasing emissions. 

Fill up with Strive Fuel.
Strive Fuel automatically offsets the tailpipe emissions that your car produced, each time you fill up at the pump. We'll invest in carbon neutral projects, local tree plantings, solar energy projects, and more to make your drive a little greener. It's so easy for you to do, and will help sustain our environment. It's so easy, and makes the world of a difference! Use our Station Finder to locate the station with Strive Fuel closest to you.

Do you have any other tips you use to travel efficiently? Let us know! 

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With Easter right around the corner, you might not have time to go out and buy your Easter egg dying kit. But don’t worry! There are several eco-friendly recipes using things you already have around the house:

1.  Classic Home Made Dye. Your classic homemade dye is made with vinegar, water, and food coloring.

 -  First boil your eggs. (For egg dying purposes it is best to use white eggs, simply because the brown egg will not hold the color as well. Save your brown eggs for eating)
 -  Once eggs are boiled, allow them time to cool.
 -  Boil a pot of water. Once boiling, separate into glass cups.
 -  Add 1 tbsp. and food-coloring to each glass.
 -  Let them sit until color has set in.
 -  To decorate these eggs, use things you have around the house! Circle sticker, bunny stickers, masking or electrical tape.
 -  Get creative! With the stickers and tape, you can create different layers of colors.

2.  The Natural Route. There are several different things you can use to create natural dye each recipe is per cup of water:

By Strive Fuel Team 07 Apr, 2017

Last week, STRIVE® Fuel with Keep Odessa Beautiful supported the addition of 30 shade trees to Salinas Park and Woodson Park.  As a popular and frequently visited parks in Odessa, this area was in desperate need of some trees. ALON 7-Eleven volunteers and their families worked with Keep Odessa Beautiful and the parks department to plant various types of trees including Live Oaks and Grow Bag Pines for families to enjoy!

By Strive Fuel Team 16 Mar, 2017

1.     Get your green clothes from a thrift store. Shopping from a thrift store can help you go green because you will be keeping those clothes out of a landfill. Not only will you keep them out of the landfill, but you will also save emissions from production and distribution. The 90s style is once again on trend, so find your clothes for a bargain!

2.     Shop at your local Farmer’s Market for fun green food. St. Patrick’s Day is a great way to try out new recipes. Shop for the ingredients to your fun, green foods at your local Farmer’s Market. Farmer’s markets are sustainable and will keep your money in the local economy.

3.     Try to use old decorations. If you are a saver, you will likely already have old St. Patrick’s Day decorations. If you are not a saver now is the year to start! Find old things around the house you can reuse.

4.     Get crafty with nature. This holiday is the perfect holiday to incorporate nature. The theme is all green. Go outside and find some greenery that can double as decorations for this fun day.

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