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Encouraging eco-friendliness

American Auto Shield recognizes the automotive industry’s significant impact on the environment and the importance of taking collective action to reduce our carbon footprint. This article explores how we can contribute to a greener future and offers suggestions to promote eco-friendliness.

5 TIPS for a greener tomorrow

Regular vehicle maintenance

Adequately maintained vehicles operate more efficiently and contribute to a cleaner environment. Scheduling regular maintenance checks, including oil changes, tire rotations, and filter replacements, also contributes to a safer driving experience.

Recycle and dispose of automotive waste

To support a green environment, consider disposing of and recycling automotive waste, such as old tires, batteries, and used motor oil. For more information on responsible automotive waste management, recycling, and proper disposal methods for vehicle components, visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website.

Adopt fuel-efficient driving habits

Fuel-efficient driving habits can make a substantial difference in reducing emissions and conserving energy. Maintaining proper tire pressure, avoiding unnecessary idling, using cruise control on highways, and practicing smooth acceleration and braking, can contribute to notable fuel savings and lower environmental impact.

Choose fuel-efficient vehicles

When purchasing a new vehicle, consider fuel efficiency. For example, hybrid vehicles bridge traditional gasoline-powered cars and electric vehicles. They combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor, improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions. Hybrid technology offers better mileage, decreased air pollution, and fuel savings.

Embrace electric vehicles

One of the most impactful ways the vehicle industry can promote sustainability is by adopting electric vehicles (EVs). EVs can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. Moreover, EVs have lower maintenance costs.

At American Auto Shield, we are committed to contributing to an eco-friendly environment. By fostering a culture of consciousness, we aim to inspire positive change to create a greener ecosystem for future generations.