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Auto Repair Tips: Stay Green without a Hybrid

Posted September 10, 2012

If you’re looking to lessen the impact of the environment with your car, far and away the best option is to get a hybrid vehicle. However, we realize this isn’t in the cards for many of us financially, so here’s a list of small things from a Walled Lake Auto Repair shop that will help you save time, money, gas AND help the environment!

Go the Speed Limit

Let’s say you bought an SUV in 2002. It seemed like a good idea at the time, with a family on the way and a necessity for space, you felt the need to get something large and capable. And all around, you loved that vehicle. Well, until you got to the gas tank, that is. A few years after your purchase, low gas mileage and high fuel costs left you strapped for cash. However, there is something you can do to help combat expensive gas: Go the speed limit. That’s right folks, speed limits are designed to keep you safe AND get optimal gas mileage. This saves you money and the environment of unwanted pollution!

Preventive Maintenance

Not only is preventive maintenance the best way for you to save money, but by having clean filters in your vehicle, you’ll burn less gas, meaning less pollution and car trouble for you! And when a certified auto repair technician serving West Bloomfield updates your vehicle, it will last much longer!


Even if you don’t like your coworker and absolutely despise the way they chomp their chips every day at 12:30, we suggest trying to carpool at least once a week. After all, carpooling CAN be an easy, stress-free way to save money AND help the environment.

Drive Part Way

Whether to school, on some errands, or just to work during the week, you could always drive partway and get the rest of the way on your own. For example: Perhaps you could drive half way to work, then unload your bike from your car and pedal the rest of the way. Or maybe you could park a few blocks away and walk in, or take public transit. There are a million different ways to take this approach, but the ultimate goal is to leave less of a carbon footprint than you did the week before.

This list is just scratching the surface of ways to help the environment and save money if you can’t afford a hybrid. If you would like more tips to help your automotive knowledge check out this article on oil changes. You can also stop by our auto repair shop in the Walled Lake area like or call (248) 668-1200 today!

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