Is Buying a Used Car More Environmentally Friendly?

Being eco-friendly, even in small ways, is becoming more and more important as it can improve quality of life, decrease waste, and save energy. Changes such as using a reusable bag, composting and buying second-hand are becoming the norm in today’s society, but can you make a change when it comes to your car?

While many people believe that buying new cars that have innovative technology to reduce emissions is the best way forward, the truth is, not everyone has the means or income to purchase a new car.

If you are looking to minimise your car’s environmental impact, you might want to look through a selection of used cars within your budget. This blog post will explain why buying a used car can help the environment.

Sourcing Material

When buying a new car, new parts need to be sourced and shipped from around the world, contributing to high emission costs and pollution. When you buy used, even though the car might have slightly higher emissions figures, the process does not require materials, such as rubber, glass, plastic, steel and more to be sourced, as the car is already built.

This means that your initial impact on the environment is reduced. You are not increasing demand for the new model to be manufactured, which results in high levels of pollution due to transporting new parts.

Fuel Consumption

When purchasing a used car, you need to consider fuel consumption. You need to make sure you are choosing a car with good fuel consumption as this will have a lesser impact on global warming.

Key Takeaways:

  • Buying a used car will reduce the environmental impact that manufacturing a new car has on the environment.
  • Check fuel consumption of the vehicle, and determine what impact it will have on the environment. The lower, the better.
  • Buying a used car could reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.
  • Maintenance is key when prolonging the lifespan of your vehicle.

How Byron Wynn Autos Can Help

The Byron Wynn Autos showroom has offered one of the finest selections of used cars in the West Country for over 5 years, and we are happy to present those cars to you. You can browse through our collection of used cars today, or if you can’t find what you are looking for in our stock, you can request a car by filling out our online form.