How Green is Your Vehicle?
Charlie Obaugh offers Free Green Checkups to evaluate how fuel efficient your vehicle is. Click Here to make an appointment online!
Our Service department will check:
- Motor oil
- Air Filters
- Engine And Transmission Performance
- Warning Lights
- Tire Wear
- Tire Inflation Pressures
- Emission Controls
How Can You Drive Green?
Green Driving Tips:
Slow Down! - Fuel Economy decreases about 1% for each mph over 55. Driving 65mph vs 75mph, for example, increases fuel economy by about 10%.
Use overdrive and cruise control. Overdrive gears slow engine speeds, saving gasoline and reducing wear. By helping to maintain a constant speed, cruise control reduces gasoline consumption. Use both features when safe and appropriate.
Combine trips when possible. Your engine runs more efficiently once it's warmed up, so avoid making multiple short trips. Stop-and-go driving also burns more gasoline. Avoid driving during rush hour whenever you can.
Reduce drag. Remove roof racks and other items from your vehicle when you're not using them.
Avoid unnecessary idling. In addition to contributing to engine wear and tear and air pollution, consider that when your vehicle is idling, you are getting 0 miles per gallon you use.