We think it’s important to “Go Green” do you?

While many of us are aware of the ways to “go green” in our homes here are some great tips for going green when involving your car.

Keep your car properly tuned for optimum performance- A properly maintained vehicle can improve its efficiency, reduce emissions and save you money. Regular engine performance maintenance will help you burn less gas, pollute less, and prevent car trouble down the line. This will include checking the spark plugs, replacing the fuel and air filters, replacing ignition system and/or emission system parts if needed and ensuring the onboard computer control system is working properly.

Drive smart:

Improve gas mileage by 4% on a proper tune-up and up to 40% when fixing a serious maintenance problem such as a faulty oxygen sensor. Worn or fouled spark plugs can cause the engine to lose power or misfire and waste fuel.

  • When possible, use your vehicle’s cruise control features.
  • Use your air conditioning only when needed. Parking in the shade and using a reflective windshield shade can help your car stay cooler when parked, meaning it takes less to cool it off when you get back in.
  • Speeding and Aggressive Driving: Most cars lose fuel efficiency over 50 miles per hour (MPH) at a rate of about $0.24 per gallon for every 5 mph over 50. Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) can also reduce gas mileage – as much as 33 percent on the highway and five percent on city streets.

Lighten the Load – Get the junk out of the trunk and the stuff out of your car, with the exception of emergency items such as a spare tire and a first-aid kit. Extra items weigh the vehicle down and cause an increase in gas usage.

Regularly check and replace dirty air filters- An air filter that is clogged with dirt, dust and bugs chokes off the air and creates a “rich” mixture that causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter will improve your car’s performance and acceleration, but not miles per gallon. The air filter should be inspected at each oil change, and replaced annually or when restricted, torn, water or oil-soaked.

Gas Caps – Check your vehicle’s gas cap. A loose, cracked or damaged gas cap allows gas to escape from your tank as a vapor, wasting fuel and increasing vehicle emissions. It’s also wasting your gas money!

Fill-Ups- When filling up your car, remember to stop when the nozzle shuts off! Topping off the gas tank can release harmful vapors into the environment and waste money.  Remember, your tank needs some extra room to allow the gasoline to expand. Some pumps engineered to protect the environment draw extra vapors back into the pump, meaning you pay for more gas than you are getting, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Emission systems – Emission systems control a vehicle’s emissions, exhaust and pollutants using an array of sensors, computerized engine controls and the exhaust components. Emission systems substantially reduce harmful gases such as carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbons (HC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and prevent harmful gasoline vapors from escaping at the fuel tank. Your car’s emission system keeps the engine running cleanly and efficiently in all sorts of operating conditions, and keeping it in proper working condition can save money and protect the environment. Fixing a faulty oxygen sensor can improve gas mileage by 40%!

Questions to ask your mechanic:

  1. What is the most important thing I should do to my car to make sure I’m doing my part to protect the environment?
  2. If my car emits a lot of exhaust, does this mean there’s something wrong with it?
  3. Is the refrigerant in my car environmentally friendly and if not, what should I do?
  4. Where can I take my used oil, oil filter and other fluids for recycling?

—>We hope these tips help! Our team here at Auto Evaluators is always here for all your car needs!

If you ever have any questions feel free to ask one of our mechanics!
We think it is very important for you to understand your vehicle and we are pleased to help in any way we can!

 

Auto Evaluators —> your local green shop!

 

 

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Spring Check

 

Don’t miss out on this great deal!

Do you spring clean your house?
Make sure to Spring Check your car also!

 

 

With the rain expected in our future forecast make sure your Wiper Blades are working properly!
A bad Wiper Blade can cause for a bad driving experience.
We want each and every one of you to arrive safely in a safe vehicle.

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Tax time!

Tax time is Used Car Rip off Time !!

Many people use  Tax refunds to purchase a used car.
Refunds from $1,500.00 to $5,000.00 c
an be used to purchase a used car without a loan ”cash sale”.
Every year the used car rip off scammers both Individuals and Dealers come out to make a quick sale.
Its like Christmas time for Dealers who have low price cars -Anything goes !!
Cars that normally should go to be reconditioned and repaired Only get cleaned and put out for sale.
Most States only have a Buyer beware law which is just that BUYER BEWARE !!
The car only has to pass a state inspection to be sold AS IS or with a very limited warranty.
Which leaves many major components unchecked  ex.. Engine Transmission, axles, leakage ect….
The smart thing to do is have a  full vehicle Evaluation before you purchase the vehicle !!
It will save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars and grief!!

-Article written by ASE Master Tech and Certified Appraiser Mark Dirsa  Auto Evaluators 7721 Watson 63119-

Auto Evaluators  has a 5 page evaluation report designed for these type of vehicles.
This report can identify the problems that exists on these used cars and save you Thousands !!
Before you buy !!
We can also do the needed State inspection and Emission Inspection to complete the sale and advise you on
costs of repairs / maintenance ect.  to make a Safe and Reliable Used Car.
Auto Evaluators
(314) 986-2992

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We strive to give out great coupons to help you save the money you deserve!

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Christmas gift idea!

Need a last minute gift idea?
You can’t go wrong with this!
Buy one for a relative or one for yourself!
BUY YOURS TODAY!

 

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