(NAPSI)-Car owners go green if they heed these hints:
• Don't speed. Gas mileage decreases sharply above 60 mph.
• Drive gently. Avoid sudden accelerations and jerky stop-and-go's. Use cruise control on open highways to keep your speed as steady as possible.
• Avoid idling.
• Remove excess items. Less weight means better mileage.
• Remove rooftop cargo carriers after vacations.
• Consolidate your errands to eliminate unnecessary driving.
• Keep your engine tuned. A misfiring spark plug will reduce fuel efficiency. Replace filters and fluids as recommended in your owner's manual.
• Check your tires for proper inflation. Underinflation wastes fuel by making your engine work harder to push the vehicle.
• Look for qualified auto technicians as evidenced by trade school diplomas, certifications by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and signs of advanced course work.
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Nothing on this go green list is difficult or unreasonable. The go green car care tips here are common sense procedures drivers should use whether it's for an environmental reason or not.
Checking your tires, keeping your vehicle's engine tuned, no speeding...aren't these common sense practices we should all use all the time?
When you try to go green just use your head and do what you can to ensure your car is as green as it can be and at the same time you are protecting your family with these on the road safety tips.