There has been lots of focus on spring cleaning lately which is fabulous, but one area that I often overlook is my car. After receiving 2 Living Green challenges regarding auto maintenance, I made sprucing up my car an item on the to-do list. My husband, thankfully, agreed to help with these tasks! The first Living Green challenge was to check the air pressure in your tires. The second challenge was to check your car's air filter, not something I would usually even think about! Here's a quote from an article about "green-ing" your car:
"Getting regular tune-ups, maintenance, and having clean air filters will help you burn less gas, pollute less, and prevent car trouble down the line. Pump up: if every American’s tires were properly inflated we could save around 2 billion gallons of gas each year! (Check your manual for optimal pressure). Lastly, get the junk out of the trunk! All that extra weight is sapping your fuel economy."
So if you feel led as you spring clean, check the pressure in your tires and clean or replace your car's air filter. Oh, and it also doesn't hurt to clean out your glove compartment, as I learned last week! These are small things that can make a big difference!
One more thing: Amy just linked to these ideas for homemade car cleaning products--what a great idea!