Sometimes, it's easy to think that it takes a huge effort to change the environment.  In reality, it only takes a few small steps from everyone.  Here are ten things you can do today to help conserve the air around you!

  1. Combine errands to reduce "cold starts" of your car and avoid extended idling.
  2. Shop by phone, mail or Internet.
  3. Avoid waiting in long drive-thru lines, for example, at fast-food restaurants or banks. Park your car and go in.
  4. Accelerate gradually, maintain speed limit and use cruise control on the highway.
  5. Keep your tires properly inflated and aligned.
  6. Fill gas tank during cooler evening hours to cut down on evaporation.
  7. Avoid spilling gas and don't "top off" the tank. Replace gas tank cap tightly.
  8. Don't ignore the "check engine" or "service engine soon" light if it comes on. Make an appointment with your repair technician for diagnosis soon.
  9. Replace your car's oil regularly.  Use an energy-conserving (E.C.) grade of motor oil.
  10. Replace your car's air filter and oil regularly.

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