Car Maintenance Guidelines to Prevent a Big Problem for Our Waterways

Want to keep your car running smoothly while simultaneously keeping our waterways clean and healthy? Well, you have come to the right place! Below we will give the tips and tricks you need to give your car maintenance in the most eco-friendly way possible.

It is crucial to keep up with regular car maintenance to prevent any leakage of oil, antifreeze or any other fluids. If you detect a leakage or spillage of your car, clean it up quickly. We recommend cleaning it with an absorbent material like kitty litter and dispose of it at a collection center. To find a collection center near you click here.

When washing your car keep in mind that it may have picked up a few pollutants that have stuck around for a ride. These pollutants need to be kept away from out waterways. If you are taking your car to get a wash, make sure you are taking it to a car wash that reclaims water. This means that they will ensure that the oil, grease or pollutants they wash away wont end up in our storm drains. If you wash your car yourself, drive your vehicle onto a permeable surface like your yard and use biodegradable and phosphate-free soaps, cleaners and detergents.

By following these easy car maintenance guidelines, you are helping us keep our waterways clean and healthy for generations to come. If you want to learn more about eco-friendly car maintenance, visit our website here.

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