6 Eco-Friendly Car Care Tips
Eco-friendly living extends to your vehicle, so whether a new owner or have been driving for years, it's important to reduce your car-related carbon footprint as much as possible. Let's look at a few eco-friendly car care tips to put into practice:
Remove Excess Clutter From Your VehicleThe longer you have your vehicle, the more likely it will accumulate "stuff," particularly in the trunk and back seats. However, cars and trucks weighed down by heavy objects or too much clutter use much more energy to function. Sort and remove as many things as you can to help your vehicle expend less energy.
Wash It Less
Generally speaking, vehicles require washing about once a month. A professional car wash is an environmentally-friendly option, as high-pressure nozzles are utilized, which waste less water. Car washes are also bound by law to treat their waste water. If you must wash your vehicle at home, do so with reusable cloth rags and biodegradable soap.
Check Tire Pressure
Correct tire pressure improves gas mileage by as much as 3%! Fully-inflated tires are also safer, and last longer.
A common vehicle myth is cars and trucks require long periods of idling to "warm up." This is simply not true, and results in the release of harmful emissions, such as carbon monoxide. Vehicles warm up when you drive them, and do not require any idling time during warm weather. Two minutes of this action is all you need in the winter.
Replace Air Filters
Check air filters about once a month, and clean and replace them as needed to maintain good gas mileage. Clogged/dirty filters do the opposite.
Have Your Car Serviced Regularly
Taking your car to a reputable Auto Repair Services shop for car care and maintenance will ensure your vehicle is running efficiently. Service professionals will check for leaks, engine issues and much more, and can provide environmentally-friendly advice.
To learn about auto and transmission repair services available at Transmissions Unlimited, please call 360-736-2548 today. Transmissions Unlimited specializes transmission services and repair, and features a complete auto repair shop.
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