Caring for your vehicle can be time-consuming, expensive, and damaging to the environment. Here you will learn different ways you can do better in all three areas while still properly maintaining the health of your vehicle.
Go Green With Your Oil Change
Changing your oil is essential for your car. Changing your oil keeps the engine lubricated, helps maintain efficient gas mileage, and prolongs the life of your vehicle. The hassle of oil changes may be diminishing your wallet and patience.
The majority of people take their cars in for an oil change more than they go to the doctor. There’s a simplified solution to this surplus of maintenance that’s more cost-efficient for you and better for the environment.
Despite the common belief that you must change your oil every 3,000 miles, most modern cars only need an oil change every 10,000 miles. By stretching out the mileage between maintenance/service appointments, you not only save money, but you also save natural resources.
When you use the recommended motor grade oil, you improve your vehicle’s gas mileage. It’s also vital for your engine and emission’s system to use the proper motor grade oil.
Once you learn to change your oil at home, it can save you time and money. If you do change your own oil, then be sure to recycle any used oil by taking it to any store that sells oil. When you don’t recycle oil, it could contaminate the soil and water.
Protect Your Exterior
Another aspect of maintaining your vehicle is washing. NanoCare waterproofing takes away some added hassle of washing your car while saving the environment excess water used every time your car needs a wash. NanoCare keeps dirt and water from clinging to the surface of your vehicle while also saving your car from scratches.
Pump Up Your Tires
Keep your tires pumped. Driving on tires that are below the recommended air pressure can diminish your gas mileage. This could cost you one to two miles per gallon depending on how low your tires are.
Having extremely underinflated or overinflated tires could cause a tire blowout. The safety of yourself and others on the road could depend on your tire’s air pressure.
Maintaining your tire pressure also prolongs the life of your tires. Look on your driver’s side door jamb for your vehicle’s placard. Here you will find the proper inflation number for your tires.
Aim to fill your tires up once a month. When you maintain your tire’s air pressure, you save yourself some hard-earned cash; and the environment.
If you change your tires yourself, then take them to your local tire store to be recycled. Dumping your tires ends up destroying the environment more than you realize. Not only do they take up extra landfill space, but they hold the potential for dangerous fires. If a tire fire is started, then the environment and humans suffer from acid smoke.
Prolong the Life of Your Battery
You may be thinking how can I prolong the life of my car’s battery? There are some simple steps you can take to extend the purchase of a new battery.
Have an errand day, or make stops on your way home from work instead of going out again after you’ve been home for some time. Avoiding short trips and making stops along the way will save your battery the hassle of having to start up again after it has had time to cool down.
Make sure you maintain proper maintenance with your vehicle. There is a cause and effect when there is an underlying issue under the hood, and it could be deteriorating your battery.
If you enjoy sitting in your car during lunch while listening to the radio, then you are better off keeping your car on. Letting your car idle is actually more damaging to your battery and may cost you more money in the long run.
Always recycle your vehicle’s battery once its life has come to an end. If you change your car battery yourself, then take it to your local auto shop or auto parts store and they will recycle your battery for you. This saves the environment from the remnants of plastic and lead sitting at a landfill.