The maintenance practices we often undertake for our cars will usually point towards making sure that they are always consuming the proper amount of fuel and performing in tip top shape each time we get in them. One thing we normally avoid would be car-breakdowns to which such discomforts will cause delays and eventually ruin our day.
On the ecological aspect, we are doing the world a favor as well whenever we allow our regular car maintenance checks such as tune-ups, change oils and tire inflating to make sure the exhaust and car fuel fumes do not contribute heavily in the growing issue of car pollution we hate these days.
One would say, why not just buy a new car and avoid all the inconveniences. Perhaps if all people could afford one, then car maintenance of old and used cars would not be needed as much today.
As green as we try to be at my household, there’s one giant carbon-footprint we just can’t shake. Our cars. An Audi and a Taurus in the front yard hardly screams “tree hugger.” But even if you’re driving a Canyonero, there are ways to be eco-friendly.
Not everyone can afford a new hybrid car. I daresay there are more than a few people who wouldn’t buy one if they could. Converting your car to bio-diesel can be labor intensive and if you’re not especially comfortable under the hood, it’d be a disaster waiting to happen. But you can make a few changes that will have even the vilest clunker looking greener.
(Source) The Star