Having your vehicle’s engine tuned up and serviced regularly is essential, not just for fuel economy, but also helps the economy. We all know that a big contributor to pollution in the air is down to vehicle exhaust gases (just ask anybody in a high density traffic area like Los Angeles). Anything the automotive industry can do to help lower emissions and make our cars greener can only improve our environment.
There are a number of different ways to get to greener cars. One of the first ways to look at is the choice of fuel, there are natural alternative fuels to oil out of the ground; hybrid electric vehicles, fuel cell cars, natural gas, and hydrogen powered options. Coupled with alternative fuels is the many ways of making engines more fuel efficient. Remember the cars’ internal combustion engine is still very similar in design to when it was first invented in the early 1800s. Improvements such as start-stop technology (where the car engine is temporarily turned off while idling for a while) have been implemented in commercial vehicles like buses, but not yet reached mainstream cars. There are many exciting developments ahead in the auto industry which will benefit us all in the long run.
For more about making sure your car is tuned up to reduce emissions see ,Greener Cars are Good for the Environment by Carlos Danger