Mission Possible: A Greener Car

August 22nd, 2011 by

No matter what kind of car you drive, there are steps you can take to make sure you’re doing your part to preserve our environment.

The Car Care Council recommends the following five steps:

Keep your car properly tuned. This one is a win-win. A well-tuned engine means your car is getting the best balance of power and the best possible fuel economy. It’s also producing the lowest level of emissions.

Check and replace dirty air filters. A clogged filter ultimately results in wasted gas and loss of engine power. Replace the air filter, and watch your car’s performance improve.

Check and replace spark plugs. Bottom line: Dirty spark plugs can misfire, which wastes fuel.

Maintain your car’s cooling system. A cooling system thermostat that causes an engine to run too cold will lower your car’s fuel efficiency.

Stay on top of maintenance. The Car Care Council also offers a free car care guide. Order it at carcare.org.

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