The Car Care Council has issued suggested practices for car owners who want to honor Earth Day, and to address Kermit the frog’s dilemma that it ain’t easy being green. There are some simple steps that can be taken to meet these goals….
- Keep your car longer and limit the number of cars you buy over the course of a lifetime. These cars are much better made than they were 20 years ago, giving car owners access to reliable service, fewer car payments, and lower insurance rates.
- Of course, this means that proper care must be given to that older car. Car Care Council advises taking a few steps:
- Performing regular tune ups can extend its life and improve fuel efficiency.
- Other good ones – keeping tires properly inflated, regular replacement of air filters, regular oil changes, checking your gas cap.
- Get into recycling – recycle or properly dispose of motor oil, tires, batteries, fluids, and other vehicle components. This requires staying current on your municipality’s requirements – such as going to certified service garages and disposing of used parts and fluids at specific locations.
- What about getting your engine remanufactured or rebuilt? There are a lot of businesses in the US active in providing these services. You may be facing serious engine trouble, but want to keep that reliable car. Going this route could be cost effective. The Car Care Council release cites a reliable organization’s website for researching available service providers.
- Car Care Council is providing a free customized service schedule to make it easy being green, driving smart, and saving money.
Source: Car Care Council