Going Green for Earth Day 2018

It’s no surprise that Earth Day falls during Keep America Beautiful Month. There are plenty of ways we can celebrate these days and do our part to sustain the many resources Mother Earth provides us.


The automotive industry has a longstanding tradition of caring for the environment by reusing or remanufacturing parts and utilizing recycling programs. To do your part in decreasing your own environmental impact, take a look at these steps to owning a greener car.


  1. Drive smart. Your personal driving habits have a lot to do with fuel economy. By simply avoiding sudden braking and acceleration and honoring the speed limit you will minimize unnecessary miles and reduce gas mileage. These tips create fewer harmful chemical fumes that are released when we drive.

  2. Lighten your load. Remove any unnecessary junk from your trunk. Heavy items weigh your vehicle down and cause an increase in gas usage.

  3. Regularly check air filters and replace if needed. A clogged air filter cause the engine to lose power, but replacing it will improve your car’s performance and acceleration.

  4. Check your gas cap. A loose, cracked, or damaged gas cap allows for gas to escape from your tank as a vapor which wastes fuel and increases vehicle emissions.

  5. Filling up your tank. When it’s time to fill up, be sure to stop when the nozzle stops. If you continue to pump once the nozzle has indicated that the tank is full, harmful vapors could be released into the environment, and in addition, waste your money. Your tank also needs some extra room to allow the gas to expand.


As always, the most important tip is to keep your vehicle properly tuned in order to guarantee optimum performance. Having your engine regularly checked by one of our trained BMW service technicians will allow you to burn less gas, emit fewer pollutants, and prevent car trouble in the future. Not only is this the best way to improve the efficiency of your BMW and save you money in the long haul, but it will also reduce emissions and keep our planet as green as possible.

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