In today’s busy world we are all looking for ways to save time and money. Maintaining your vehicle can help you do both. Regular tune-ups, oil changes and gas cap and tire pressure checks can save you up to 20 percent at the gas pump, and can reduce traffic congestion due to vehicle break downs.
But the benefits don’t stop at the pump – keeping your vehicle in good shape is also good for the environment because it reduces emissions and cuts down on air pollution. According to Colorado’s Regional Air Quality Council, a poorly maintained or malfunctioning vehicle can release as much as 10 times the pollution as does a well-maintained vehicle.
Maintenance Matters, a local and state government and private business partnership committed to educating people about the benefits of vehicle maintenance, have banded together to award $1,000 to two motorists toward vehicle maintenance and repairs.
Local repair shop owners have long understood the benefits of regular maintenance. “Unless it’s broken, people tend to ignore their vehicle maintenance lights and schedules,” said one Denver area shop owner. “We want to change that to benefit the car owner and the community as a whole. We know that just basic maintenance goes a long way in savings at the gas pump and for air quality.”
Enter here to win one of two $500 vouchers for vehicle to be awarded for maintenance and repairs, www.MaintenanceMatters.org. The drawing will be held November 1, 2011. You can also find a coupon on the website good for $25 toward maintenance-related service at participating auto repair shops.
Maintenance really does matter. It’s the smart thing to do, it’s the right thing to do.