Tips & Info
Observe Speed Limits
Mileage decreases sharply above 100 kms/hr. This consumes greater amounts of fuel and increases the 'litres per hundred kilometres' ratio.
Avoid sudden accelerations and jerky stop-and-go's. Use cruise-control on the open highways to keep your speed as steady as possible.
Consolidate your daily errands to eliminate unnecessary driving. Try to travel when traffic is light to avoid stop-and-go situations. Join a car pool if possible.
Remember, how your car runs, how you drive it, and how and where its fluids, old parts and tires are disposed, all have serious consequences for the environment.
And how fit your car is very much up to you, the owner. Perhaps years ago, a shade-tree mechanic whose only credentials were a tool box and busted knuckles was enough. But not today ! Today's high tech vehicles need more .... and today's quality-conscious consumer demands more.
Cars & the Environment
Every ten days, motorists who drive with under-inflated tires and poorly maintained engines waste 70 million gallons of gasoline.
Each year twenty times the amount of oil spilled by the tanker Exxon Valdez in Alaska is improperly dumped into North America's environment by do-it-yourselfers.