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! 

STRIVE®

By Strive Fuel Team 21 Nov, 2017

Eat organic.

This includes your turkey... try to source a turkey locally and from a more humanely raised setting.  Going the organic route will cut down on the chemicals used to grow your produce.

Use your local Farmer’s Market.

Figure out what vegetables are in season and get creative.  Most Thanksgiving seasonal vegetables will be in season apart from only a few.  This will cut down on the gas, CO2 emissions and transportation it takes to ship seasonal food around the world.

By Strive Fuel Team 09 Nov, 2017
Our trees have outgrown our planters! So, we decided to donate them to organizations around each market to give back to our local communities. Each of these organizations were in need of trees, and because our trees are native to each market, they fit the bill perfectly!
By Strive Fuel Team 26 Oct, 2017

1. Reuse Reuse Reuse!
Throughout the year, keep an eye out for things that could replace decorations you have bought in the past. Old bed sheets can turn into ghosts. Styrofoam can easily be cut into whatever shape you like!

2. Make your own costume.
Keep around old clothing that could be turned into a costume. For example, old t-shirts, black shorts, any neutral clothing that can easily be painted or dyed. Shop at thrift stores! Thrift stores can hold treasures that can complete your Halloween costume. Get the kids involved with their own costumes. Let their imagination take the lead.

If the costume has been worn and you see no further use for it, don’t throw it away. Take the costume to a local shelter, thrift-store, or daycare. Better yet talk to your friends and neighbors about hosting a costume swap for the next year!

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