The Three R’s For Cars: Reuse, Reduce, Repower

(NAPSI)–Drivers can do their part to protect the environment if they remember the new three Rs: Reuse, Reduce and Repower.

That is, it can be a wise investment to hang on to your current vehicle rather than buying a new one, to reduce emissions and fuel consumption through vehicle maintenance and to repower a failed engine.

Explains Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council, “You’ll not only protect the environment, you’ll protect your vehicle investment, too.”

He offers the following tips:

• Reuse. Extending vehicle life can be as simple as taking care of it properly. Follow a service interval schedule, perform routine maintenance and repairs and only clean your car with proper automotive car wash products, not dish detergent.

• Reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Perform regular tune-ups, keep tires properly inflated, replace air filters regularly, replace oil regularly and check your gas cap. These steps will also help you save money at the pump. Learn more at www.carcare.org/car-care-articles/fuel-saving-tips.

• Repower your engine when faced with serious engine trouble. A remanufactured/rebuilt engine can give your vehicle new life for about the cost of an average down payment on a new car. Repowered engines are dependable, reliable and backed by excellent warranty programs. To learn more, visit www.enginerepower.org.

Free Guide

For a free Car Care Guide or more information, visit http://www.carcare.org. For more information about making your vehicle environmentally friendly, visit www.carcare.org/car-care-guide.

Need help with caring for your car? We’re a full service auto maintenance shop, www.WheelAlignmentShop.com