Drive Greener with Nye At the NYE Automotive Group, one thing we have been seeing more and more these days is people looking for ways to be more “green” — or environmentally friendly — in choosing their vehicles. But you don’t have to drive an electric car or a hybrid to do your part to help save the environment; you can become a greener driver by reducing emissions and saving fuel right in the vehicle you already own. Regular tune-ups at the NYE service center of your choice is a great way to save gasoline. Properly tuned engines can improve your gas mileage up to 4 percent, and changing the motor oil with the recommended grade can raise the mpg another 2 percent. Don’t forget proper tire inflation, because that can give you another mpg boost of 2 percent. That’s some 8 percent all together, and that will mean a substantial savings in the long haul. Driving slow and steady also makes a big difference in your vehicle’s efficiency. The Department of Energy says that excessive speeds, quick stops, and jackrabbit starts can actually lower your miles to the gallon by some 33 percent. Slow down and enjoy the ride … and the fuel savings. Got some junk in the trunk? If you aren’t using it any time soon, store it somewhere else. That extra weight is dragging you down, and causing you to waste fuel. Try to reduce the times you head out in your vehicle, or car pool whenever possible. If you have several places to be in the same vicinity, make one trip. Take your bike if you aren’t going far — your vehicle will appreciate the break every now and then. These tips will not only make your driving more environmentally friendly, but likely save you some money at the gas pump at the same time. That makes it a win-win for everyone. And if you want to see the latest in green automotive technology, stop by the NYE Automotive Group, located at 1479 Genesee St. in Oneida, N.Y. For more info on any of our vehicles and services, call (315) 363-0600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.