Driving green made easy

March 25, 2014 12:00 AM

As the nation becomes more conscious of sustainability and develops ways to keep the earth healthier longer, simple things like auto repair become much more important. When you take care of your vehicle, the engine works better, which inevitably diminishes the amount of fuel it needs. Additionally, when your car is in full working order, it doesn't have to work as hard to run, which could lower its carbon footprint.

According to The Huffington Post, regular tune ups and oil changes are essential activities you can do to join the ongoing battle against greenhouse gas emissions. When you're taking care of your vehicle, after all, you're ensuring that your engine is clean.

All of the fluids are typically updated during a tune up, as well as a the tires, and although you might not know it, these little steps can help decrease the amount of money you're spending on gas. In turn, the source noted that your car will last longer and be more energy efficient. According to How Stuff Works, you don't need to own a hybrid to drive green, and as long as you're keeping an eye on how it's running, you'll get more fuel economy and fewer emissions. 

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