Wednesday, September 18, 2019

How To Be Eco Friendly When Working on Your Car

Being more eco friendly is a worthwhile endeavor. It’s easy to be “green” by using less paper, recycling and cutting down on energy use, but what about when you’re working on your car? Are there ways to be eco friendly when most car products are anything but sustainable? Fortunately, the answer is yes. Here are a few ways to be more eco friendly when working on your vehicle and taking advantage of discounts on auto parts.

Fill Tires Properly
Did you know under-inflated tires use more fuel than tires that are properly inflated? If you want to be eco-friendlier, one of the easiest ways to do so is by inflating your tires according to the manufacturer’s instructions. You’ll not only improve your fuel economy, but save on gas money at the same time.
Additionally, properly filled tires tend to last longer than tires that aren’t filled enough or are filled too much. That means fewer tires in the landfills.

Buy Used Auto Parts
It’s possible to find used car parts online that are still in good working condition. You can also find good discounts on auto parts that have been reclaimed from salvage vehicles. In this small way, you can reduce the amount of auto parts that end up in the junkyard and save money in the process.

Recycle Your Oil
AutoZone chooses to help the environment by using recycled oil at most locations. If you’re interested in joining an oil recycling program instead of sending your oil to the landfill, talk to AutoZone about their program. When you recycle your oil and use recycled oil, you help keep used oil from polluting water and soil. Most people don’t realize that oil doesn’t actually wear it. It just gets contaminated and dirty over time. AutoZone can take dirty oil and re-refine it through their recycling program to save valuable resources and protect the environment from unnecessary pollution.
The next time you need an oil change, consider heading over to AutoZone. You can give them your old oil for recycling and purchase some recycled oil to put in your car while you’re there.  It will take minimal effort on your part, but you’ll make an impact on the environment.

Don’t Cap Your Fuel Tank
Many people like to tap off their fuel tank after the pump stops. They try to add enough fuel so they are charged an even dollar amount. However, topping off your tank could be causing more damage to the environment than you realize. The pump is designed to stop delivering gas to your vehicle when the tank is full. If you add a little extra, the chance of harmful vapors escaping from your over-filled tank increase. Too much fuel vapors can leak into the atmosphere and contribute to air pollution. Keep this from happening by resisting the urge to pump just a little bit more gas into your tank after the pump stops.

These are all simple things that don’t take a lot of time or money to do. However, if everyone did their part to make small changes, the world would become a healthier and better place to live.

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