5 Ways Drivers Can Help the Environment

In some areas, it’s impossible to get to school or work without a car. Unfortunately, motor vehicles can also harm the environment, contributing carbon emissions and using nonrenewable resources. Luckily, there are a few ways that drivers can “go green” without abandoning their vehicles. Use these five quick and easy tips to get started!

  • Slow down. Speeding uses up to ten percent more fuel than driving the speed limit. Protect yourself, the environment, and your wallet by hitting the brake and driving the speed limit. You’ll enjoy a safer commute—and avoid an early trip to the auto salvage yard in Delaware County.
  • Start a carpool. Carpooling is a great way to save the environment—and also some cash! Work together with coworkers or parents to reduce the number of cars on the road.
  • Get your vehicle serviced regularly. Poorly maintained vehicles often use more fuel than they need and run less efficiently. Make sure to change your oil often, maintain at least a quarter tank of gas when you drive, and see a mechanic as soon as you notice an issue with your car or truck.
  • Shut off your electronics. Devices and features that use electricity (like heated seats, headlights, and air conditioning) increase the electrical load on the vehicle and drain your car’s fuel or battery. Make sure that all of your electrical features are off if you aren’t using them.
  • Recycle an old vehicle. The junkyard isn’t the only option you have when a car dies. Auto salvage yards in Camden County like Sgt. Scrap do everything that they can to pick out usable parts of vehicles that are unfit for the road so they can be reused or melted down for new models. Even better, you’ll get cash in your pocket when you leave!

Sgt. Scrap’s auto salvage yards give you a more environmentally-friendly way to dispose of an old vehicle—and get a little more cash for summer. Give us a call today at 800-833-6983 to learn more! 

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