August 20, 2018

Car service Dunedin City – Motorists can do their part to help the environment by practicing a few ‘earth-friendly’ car care habits.  It all comes down to timely vehicle maintenance and non-aggressive driving.

Here are specific suggestions:

Slow down.

Speeding and hard accelerations waste gasoline. Use cruise-control on highways to maintain a steady pace. When waiting for friends or family, shut off the engine. Consolidate daily errands.

Lighten up.

Remove unnecessary items from the vehicle to reduce weight.

Don’t pollute.

Dispose of used motor oil, antifreeze/coolant, and old batteries properly. Some repair facilities accept these items. Or call your local government. Keep the engine running at its peak-a misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30%. Replace filters and fluids as recommended by the owner’s manual.

Get pumped.

Keep the tires properly inflated and aligned. Under-inflated tires waste fuel by forcing the vehicle’s engine to work harder. Moreover, properly maintained tires last longer, saving you money and lessening the burden at landfills.

Know your limitations.

If you are not a do-it-yourself person, find a good technician. Ask friends for recommendations. Check the reputation of the repair shop with your local consumer group. Check out the technicians’ credentials. Auto Super Shoppe professionals are the right people to talk to – call us today at 03 477 3992.

Don’t try this at 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.

Instant karma.

In addition to helping the environment, routine maintenance will help your vehicle last longer, get better gas mileage, and command a higher resale price. Pretty cool.

Whether you are new in town or you are just looking for a new shop, the experts at Auto Super Shoppe are here to help.