How to Make Your Road Trip Eco-Friendly

Making eco-friendly choices is becoming more and more important to help prevent air, water, and noise pollution. Going eco-friendly not only improves your quality of life, but also the lives of those around you. With that in mind, your friends at Value Van & Car Rental have put together a list of three ways you can make your summer road trip easier on the environment this year.

Ways to Make Your Road Trip Eco-Friendly

1. Rent Small

If you’re renting a car for your upcoming road trip, we encourage you to consider an economy car that will be easier on your wallet as well as the environment. You’ll spend less money on fuel and it will be easier to drive around if you plan to visit a busy city. Not only do our economy cars get incredible gas mileage, they also have reduced carbon dioxide emissions!

2. Walk or Bike Around

Once you get to your destination, a great way to help out the environment is by parking your rental car and finding other ways to explore the city. Walking or biking around a new city is a fun way to explore and is completely free! You’ll get exercise, reduce carbon dioxide emissions even more, and spend less time stuck in traffic. When you book your hotel or AirBnB, make sure it’s within walking distance of local attractions so you can leave your car in the lot and enjoy the great outdoors.

3. Minimize Package Snacks and Bottled Water

Finally, while it may be tempting to take advantage of pre-packaged snacks and bottled water while on a road trip, try to avoid it. We understand that it can be more convenient to pack food this way while on the road, but by taking the extra step to use reusable containers and bottles, you’ll avoid generating excess trash as you travel.

Take the time to make sustainable choices as you plan your summer travels this year. For affordable car rentals that are easy on the environment, contact Value Van & Car Rental in New Jersey today at (908) 851-9595.