Drive Clean Texas

Do you know how to drive
clean in Texas?

Car
People

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How often should you check your tire pressure?

All four tires should be checked every month to reduce emissions and improve gas mileage.

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Properly inflated tires _________.

Properly inflated tires keep you safe, save you money, reduce emissions, and make your tires last longer.

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True or False: Birds, flowers, and the air love the smell of gas fumes when you top off your tank.

False. Topping off your tank at the pump can release fumes that damage the air and harms the environment.

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When you’re filling up your vehicle and you hear the pump click off, what should you do?

Not topping off your tank and tightening your gas cap immediately after filling it up can prevent harmful pollutants from damaging the air.

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What happens when you try topping off your gas tank?

The extra gas from topping off can leak into your car and the environment, causing serious damage.

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When it comes to the environment, when is the worst time of day to fill your gas tank?

Filling up your tank in the middle of the day when it’s hot outside heats gas fumes, releasing ground-level ozone that contributes to smog and other air quality issues.

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Why is it better to fill your gas tank during the cooler parts of the day?

Heating gas fumes can release harmful, ground-level ozone into the air.

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True or False: Idling your engine for 30 seconds uses more gas than restarting it.

True. It’s better to turn your car off and restart it than to idle in drive-thrus.

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Which uses more gas, idling for 30 seconds or turning off your car and restarting it?

Idling your car for 30 seconds uses more gas than restarting it.

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Which of these statements is false?

Braking hard and accelerating quickly can significantly lower your vehicle’s gas mileage and increase emissions.

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To decrease emissions from your car, you should always _______.

Accelerating too quickly and braking hard can increase emissions and lower your gas mileage. You also increase your chances of looking like a jerk.

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True or False: Driving with heavy objects in your vehicle doesn’t affect the environment.

False. Extra weight can reduce fuel economy and increase emissions.

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When going for a night out with friends, you should all _____.

The more vehicles, the more emissions are released into the environment. Sporty or not.

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Biking or walking to your destination _________.

Biking and walking are great forms of exercise and reduce emissions by 100%.

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What form of transportation is better for the air?

Public transportation takes cars off the road, which is ultimately better for the environment.

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In order to reduce emissions, what type of vehicle should you look for next time you’re buying?

Electric and hybrid cars are clean, low-emission vehicles.

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True or False: Regular maintenance of your vehicle is good for the environment.

True. Regular maintenance reduces emissions. Who knows, your next best friend may be your mechanic.

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True or False: When the engine light comes on, you can wait for a while to get it checked.

False. Get your vehicle checked immediately. It can reduce emissions and improve gas mileage. And seriously, do you want to be that person broken down on the side of the road?

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When it’s time for an oil change, what oil should you use?

Energy-conserving oil improves the fuel economy of your vehicle. If you picked C, you need to get out of the kitchen more often.

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On what day are air conditions at potentially unhealthy levels?

Ozone conditions could be at unhealthy levels on Ozone Action Days. Try to release as few emissions as possible on these designated days.

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