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How Mechanics Direct is Doing its Best to Protect Mother Earth

How Mechanics Direct is Doing its Best to Protect Mother Earth

The auto mechanics at Mechanics Direct are the trusted source for auto repair in Lowell. At our facility, we strive to establish rapport with you. We want you and your family stay to secure and safe on the streets in Lowell and the surrounding communities, and we aim to make sure your car, no matter the make or model, will continue to run in optimal condition for years to come. Our team at Mechanics Direct in Lowell wants to minimize our carbon footprint. We are conscientious of how we operate at our auto repair shop, and we have a made a solid commitment to being an environmentally friendly facility. However, we think actions speak louder than words, so we have compiled a list of how we are going green: We have installed energy efficient LED Lighting throughout our shop, showroom, and exterior of our building in Lowell. Our auto mechanics recycle used motor oil which we reuse to heat our auto repair shop. We recycle all glass and plastic bottles, parts containers, cardboar ... read more

6 GO GREEN-BE GREEN DRIVING TIPS FOR YOU

6 GO GREEN-BE GREEN DRIVING TIPS FOR YOU

When behind the wheel of your vehicle, always try to observe Green Driving habits to keep your fuel economy & emissions levels at their very best. Reduce drag by keeping your windows rolled up & your air conditioner on. Avoid sudden accelerations and decelerate gradually when safely possible. Shut off the engine & try not to idle for more than 2 minutes at a time. Driving at speeds over 70 MPH increases emissions – slow down & go green. Plan your routes to avoid redundant trips for errands and appointments. When driving on an uncrowded highway - use your cruise control. Go Green-Be Green

Green Driving Tips - Good for You & Mother Earth

Green Driving Tips - Good for You & Mother Earth

Did you know that driving with your tires at the proper inflation level can improve your fuel efficiency by up to 3%?  That’s a savings of $30 to $70 depending on how much you drive.  Properly inflated tires can reduce greenhouse gasses by 1.42% to 0.69%.  Whereas under-inflated tires alone costs the country more than 3.5 million gallons of gasoline each day. Observe the speed limit.  As a general rule, assume that each on average, for every one mph increase over 50 mph reduces your gas mileage by .1 miles per gallon. That’s one mile per gallon less for every 10 mph over the speed limit you drive. Depending upon your driving style and how fast you drive, you could waste 20 to 70 cents per gallon. Relax. Avoid hard or “jackrabbit” starts and stops.  Aggressive driving can reduce your gas mileage by 33% on the highway and 5% in the city. Reduce excess vehicle weight. Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your trunk.  Each ... read more