HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS TO MAKE YOUR CAR (and its driver) ECO-FRIENDLY:
SLOW & STEADY WINS THE RACE. We know -- it's fun to win coming off the red light -- but it's not so good for your gas mileage or C02 emissions. Start slowly and drive steady, and stay between 55 and 60 on the highway, to get the best from your car and make your "green" go farther.
DRIVE WITH OPEN WINDOWS around town, unless it's miserably hot and humid out there. You can save 20% on your gas mileage and help save the planet by turning off the A/C. Exception: When your speed is greater than 45 mph, you're better off with windows up to reduce wind resistance.
TURN OFF THE ENGINE WHEN YOU'RE WAITING. Trains can take up to 15 minutes in our fair city. Turn off the motor while waiting. In the winter, you only need about a minute to "warm up" your car. Anything more is just pouring emissions into our air.
INFLATE YOUR TIRES PROPERLY. We can help you check your air pressure if you're not sure how much pressure you need. You can save gas mileage by keeping them inflated to manufacturer's recommendations.
YET ANOTHER REASON TO TRAVEL LIGHT. Extra weight in the trunk or on the rooftop deducts mileage. Remove extra stuff from your car when you're not using it, and help save the planet.
CARPOOL. Ride-sharing helps everyone by putting fewer cars on the road, and giving the drivers a break from driving a few days a week. And we hear some great stories about carpools.
KEEP YOUR CAR RUNNING EFFICIENTLY. Come and see us regularly for oil changes and check-ups to assure your car is operating the way it should. A safe, well-maintained car is a fuel-efficient car.