In April, as winter comes to an end, it is time to get your car ready for spring driving and summer road trips! April is National Car Care Month, which reminds you to take car of any issues that may have occurred or been ignored during winter - plus, April 22 is Earth Day, reminding us all to take care to observe good Green driving practices, saving fuel, saving money, and being a little nicer to our planet, too.
Have you checked your gas cap lately? According to the Car Care Council, almost 1 in 5 vehicles have a loose, damages, or missing gas cap - resulting in 147 million gallons of gasoline evaporating! Not only does this waste fuel from your tank, but it releases these harmful vapors into the environment.
As temperature changes, pressure changes! It's basic physics, and it's at work in you vehicle's tires all the time. Take the time to ensure that your tires are properly inflated to save both fuel and tire wear.
Take it easy out there! Slow starts and stops are the best way to save wear and tear and conserve fuel.
The best way to keep your ride running Green is with regular attention from a trustworthy mechanic. Consult an AskPatty Certified Female Friendly location today to have your vehicle made Earth Day Ready!