SPONSORED BY: Austin Transportation Air Quality Program
It is important for Austin and for our air quality that we all keep our cars tuned up. Air emissions from motor vehicles are a major contributor to unhealthy ground-level ozone and smog formation in Central Texas. Routine maintenance will not only keep your car running smoothly but will help protect the environment, improve fuel efficiency and extend vehicle life. Here are some simple ways to keep your vehicle maintained:
- Replace clogged air filters
- Use the recommended grade of motor oil
- Properly inflate and align your tires
- Get regular tune-ups.
A “check engine” light can be a headache for any vehicle owner, but you shouldn't ignore it. If the light is on, there's a good chance the car is releasing excess pollutants or consuming too much gas. If your "check engine" light appears in your vehicle, it's time to get your car checked.
For more information on the City of Austin's Air Quality Program, visit http://www.austintexas.gov/airquality.