What happens to the enviroment when you leave your car running?
- mister ssLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
nothing more than driving down the road.
- ca_surveyorLv 71 decade ago
..as opposed to pushing it down the street?
You mean when you let it idle at the curb.
If it is for more then about 3 minutes or so you waste gas (not too cheap now adays) and dump that much more exhaust gas into the atmosphere.
If you stop the car to run in to get something or for just a few minutes, turning off the car and then re-starting it puts more pollutants into the atmosphere since the startup fumes contain more unburned gas and carbon then that of a warm and running engine.
- nightcricketLv 41 decade ago
if you keep your car running it will eventually hit something...then lets say it hits a gas station and it explodes then all that smoke will pour into the atmosphere, yes, bad things can happen when you keep your car running...
- ?Lv 71 decade ago
It gets stinkier and harder to breath. Plus you waste money on gas.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Well apparently (according to all the weird fu*ked up hippies) were all going to die.
- 1 decade ago
More carbon monoxide is uselessly put out!