Ditch the car for World Car Free Day

Posted on 22 September 2017 by CarTakeBack

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With cities across the world aiming to be car free, and others making steps towards banning combustion engines, it's clear that in the future we're going to be choosing greener cars and using our cars less. The 22nd September is World Car Free Day!

Reasons to lose the car on Car Free Day

Perhaps you're already inspired and planning to take the bus, walk, or ride your bike instead of relying on the car. But if not we thought we'd tell you some of the benefits of going car free, to see if we can get you to leave the car at home! Whether you decide to use the car less in the future, or get rid of it all together, there's some great reasons for going car free.

Save money

This has to be one of the best reasons! We all like to save a bit of cash when we can and using your car less is the perfect way to help your bank balance. You'll be spending less on fuel if you don't rely on your car so much, and it goes without saying that if you get rid of your car all together then there's heaps of cash to be saved! No spending on car parking, repairs, tax, insurance, those forest pine air fresheners you love, and so much more!

Help the environment

Cars are greener than they used to be, but less cars on the roads, means less pollutants and CO2 in the air. So whether you choose to use the car a bit less or if you decide to stop driving a car completely, you'll have a positive impact on the environment.

Save time and reduce traffic

No one likes wasting time in a traffic jam. If less of us are behind the wheel of our cars, then there's going to be less traffic on the roads. With cycle paths, bus lanes, tram and train tracks bypassing the roads, if your journey isn't in a car, it could be quicker.

Be healthier

Driving your car less could mean that you improve your health. If you walk, run, or cycle instead of driving, then you'll be exercising more than you were before. Even just walking to the bus stop or train station to make your commute to work could make a difference to your health and wellbeing. Plus spending your time on public transport means you can read, watch videos, text friends, it sounds relaxing compared to the sometimes stressful drive to work.

Getting rid of your old car

If you decide that it's time to get rid of your old car, whether it's to treat yourself to a greener car, or to walk, cycle or use public transport instead, we can help. With CarTakeBack you can find out instantly what your old car is worth. Whether you have a used car, one that's ready to scrap, or a damaged car, we can find the best price for your car. It's free to get a quote and there's no obligation, find out what your car is worth now!

Check out our blog about places in the world that are banning combustion engines See our combustion ban blog

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