If you have a newer vehicle or even a used one that still runs great, there are certain things you can do to help make your car more environmentally friendly. Do so is not only great for the environment but also can help improve fuel efficiency and require less frequent fill-ups at the gas station.
Tip #1: Remove any excess weight from your vehicle.
In the spring, remove your wintertime emergency kit from your trunk and anything else that you do not need. Just remember to leave your spare tire, car jack, and tire iron in case you get a flat. By removing excess weight, your vehicle weighs less, uses less fuel, and does not have to work as hard, reducing wear and tear on the engine and transmission.
Tip #2: Have your mechanic or auto body shop tint your windows.
Windows tinting helps reflect the heat-generating rays of the sun and blocks out harmful UV rays. In the warmer summer months when you run your vehicle’s air conditioning, you can keep the inside cooler and not worry about using extra gas as you do.
Tip #3: Check your tire pressure to keep tires filled to the right levels.
If your tires are under-inflated or over-inflated, they are not contacting the road correctly. Not only does this cause your tires to wear out faster, but it also causes your engine to work harder to help keep the vehicle on the pavement. Plus, stopping can place added strain on your brakes.
Properly filled tires provide optimal fuel efficiency, as well as proper tread wear so your tires last longer.
Tip #4: Sell your old cars to a car recycler in Toronto and the GTA.
When it is time to get rid of your old car, the most environmentally friendly method is to sell it to a car recycler in Toronto, North York, Brampton and Mississauga. Car recyclers scrap the vehicle and reuse as many parts and components as they can, like the steel used in the frame, or the electrical wiring.
By using a car recycler, you also do your part in keeping hazardous materials, like radiator coolant and engine oil from seeping into the ground at landfills or junkyards. Not to mention car recyclers pay top dollar for your old vehicles whether they are running or completely dead.
If you want to replace your old vehicle with something newer, you can get help finding an affordable replacement through the car recycler’s dealer network.
Ready to make some cash? Recycle your old vehicles in any condition today! Just remember, you will need to have a clear and free vehicle title in your name.
To get started, or if you have further questions, or want to find out how much your vehicle is worth, please feel free to contact Auto Scrappers at (647) 766-2292 now! We offer top dollar for scrap and unwanted vehicles, always pay in cash, and never charge any hidden fees.