Make Your Car Earth-Friendly | Penney Auto Body & Glass Vancouver

Make Your Car Earth-Friendly  | Penney Auto Body & Glass Vancouver

All drivers can do their part to help the environment by practicing a few of our 'earth-friendly' car care habits. It's very simple. It all comes down to timely vehicle maintenance and non-aggressive driving.

Here are some suggestions:

  1. Slow Down - Speeding and hard accelerations waste gas. When possible, use cruise-control on highways to maintain a consistent pace. When waiting for friends or family, turn off your engine. And the easiest way to save gas and be kind to the environment? Consolidate your daily errands as much as possible.
  2. Lighten the Load - Remove all unnecessary items from you car to reduce weight.
  3. Don't Pollute - Dispose all used motor oil, antifreeze/coolant, and old batteries properly. Keep in mind that some auto body shops will accept these items. Keep the engine running at its peak. A misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30%. And replace filters and fluids as recommended by the owner's manual.
  4. Pump Tires - Keep your tires properly inflated and aligned. Under-inflated tires waste gas by forcing the vehicle's engine to work harder. Properly maintained tires last longer, saving you money and reducing the burden at landfills.
  5. Know Your Limits - If you are not a DIYer, find a reputable technician. Do your research and heck the reputation of the repair shop, whether online or with your local consumer group. DOn't forget to ask for the technicians' credentials. A properly certified professional will have passed one or more exam in specialties such as engine performance and air conditioning.
  6. Not for Home - Your car's air conditioner should be serviced only by a technician certified to handle and recycle refrigerants. The air conditioners in older vehicles contain ozone-depleting chemicals, which can be released into the atmosphere through improper service.
  7. Earth Points - In addition to helping the environment, routine maintenance will help your vehicle last longer, get better gas mileage, and command a higher resale price.

Penney Auto Body & Glass, Vancouver’s Auto Body Collision Repair Shop, is an expert in paint and body repair and cares about the welfare of your car and your personal safety. If you get involved in an automotive accident or you're a victim of a vehicle break-in or theft be sure to contact Penney Auto Body for your auto body, collision repair, and car painting services.


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