There are a number of ways you can help the environment on driving vacation, here are just a few:
. Most rental vehicles
are very fuel efficient, which not only helps the environment, but with rising fuel costs, it's also an excellent way to save money. Check to see if renting a hybrid vehicle is an option at your nearest Enterprise location by calling 1-800-261-7331.
. Aggressive driving
and flooring the gas pedal is not only dangerous, it also leads to more pollution and high fuel consumption - one second of high-powered driving can produce nearly the same volume of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions as a half-hour of normal driving.
. Try to anticipate stops
and coast to a full stop instead of jamming on the brakes. Increased coasting can help decrease emissions and the wasting of gas created by speeding up - just to slow down.
. Take advantage of carbon offset programs
when renting a car. Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers customers the opportunity to benefit the environment by offsetting the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by an average rental car.
. Keep the weight down
increase of 100 lbs reduces fuel economy by 1 per cent. Every little bit helps.
. Less air conditioning
is better. It increases fuel consumption, increases nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions in some vehicles, and involves environmentally damaging fluids.
You can reserve a rental car for your driving vacation online at www.enterprise.com.