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Green Your Vehicle Routine

Green Your vehicle routine by driving green and here are some how to drive green tips for you. It's easy to go green! All we have to do is make some simple changes in our daily routine and once you do you will be quite suprised at how easy it is.



(NAPSI)—For more “green” in your wallet as well as a greener environment, save money and energy with basic vehicle maintenance. Here are five ways you can do so:

1. Drive Green

Recognize that how you drive has a lot to do with fuel economy. Avoid sudden starts and stops and go the speed limit. Jerky and aggressive driving decreases your miles per gallon and increases wear and tear on your vehicle. Minimize unnecessary miles by combining errands.

2. Get a Tune-up

Regular tune-ups and maintenance and having clean air filters will help your car pollute less and burn less gas. With a proper tune-up, you can save 4 percent on the cost of gas and up to 40 percent by replacing a faulty oxygen sensor. Simply changing the car’s air filter can improve efficiency by 10 percent.

3. Lighten the Load

Get the junk out of the trunk and the stuff out of your car, with the exception of emergency items such as a spare tire, flares and a first-aid kit. Extra items weigh the vehicle down and cause an increase in gas usage.

4. Tire Checks

According to the Car Care Council, around 2 billion gallons of gas a year could be saved if the tires on every American’s car were properly inflated. Optimal tire pressure for your vehicle is listed in the owner’s manual. Tires that are not properly inflated add rolling resistance that makes the engine work harder to move the vehicle. All this increases fuel costs as much as 3 to 5 cents per gallon and increases the risk of engine damage.

5. Gas Caps and Fill-up

Check your vehicle’s gas cap. Approximately 17 percent of vehicles on the road have loose, damaged or missing gas caps, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year. Topping off your gas tank when filling up your car can also release harmful vapors into the environment.

“Vehicle owners who do their own maintenance should remember to recycle or properly dispose of fluids and other vehicle components, including used motor oil, tires and batteries,” advises Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers.

More information about environmental awareness is included in the popular digital “Car Care Guide” that can be easily accessed through the council’s website at www.carcare.org/car-care-guide.

Learn More

For further facts on saving energy and money with proper car care, visit www.carcare.org.





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