April 28, 2015 2:03 am
"Being car care aware and performing basic vehicle maintenance go a long way toward protecting the environment and improving fuel economy," says Rich White of the Car Care Council.
Drivers can help protect the environment, and save money in long run, by following these four simple steps.
1. Follow a vehicle service schedule including steps like checking engine performance, keeping tires properly inflated, replacing air filters regularly, changing oil regularly and checking your gas cap. Routine maintenance helps reduce emissions and fuel consumption, saving money at the pump.
2. Keep your current vehicle longer and limit the number of new cars you buy over the course of a lifetime. Extending vehicle life is as simple as taking care of your vehicle properly. You'll gain years of reliable service without monthly car payments and higher insurance rates.
3. Recycle or properly dispose of motor oil, tires, batteries, fluids and other vehicle components to help protect the planet when performing vehicle maintenance or repairs.
4. Repower your engine when faced with serious engine trouble. A remanufactured/rebuilt engine can give your vehicle new life and make it more fuel efficient for about the cost of an average down payment on a new car.
Source: Car Care Council
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