5 Automotive Products that are Eco-Friendly and May Even Save You Some Green
The automotive industry has made many advances in the past decade in order to help reduce its impact on the environment and help provide solutions to environmental problems such as global warming. Among those advances has been the introduction of hybrid and electric vehicles to the automotive market. Electric and hybrid vehicles help significantly reduce the amount gasoline being use to power your vehicle and therefore cut down on CO2 emissions. For those who want to become more environmentally conscious, but do not have the money to go out and buy a brand new electric or hybrid vehicle, there are products out there for your conventional gasoline powered car that can help protect the environment, and maybe even save you some green too!
Eco touch’s water-less car wash is made from biodegradable ingredients.
Aside from its environmentally safe ingredients it eliminates the need to rinse your car which helps with water conservation. Eco touch is a company that was started in 2007, focusing its attention on car care products that are environmentally safe, and still get the job done right. Eco-touch has an array of products that are aimed at “water conservation, eliminating contaminated run-off, and selling products that are free of harmful solvents and VOCs.
Prestone’s Low Tox antifreeze is made with propylene glycol instead of ethylene glycol which is less toxic.
This antifreeze is less toxic then conventional antifreeze and will not harm pets or wildlife. We all know that anti-freeze is a vital component of your heating and air-conditioning system, what you may not know is that most anti-freeze contains ethylene glycol which can be fatal if swallowed by your household pet. If you happen to have a cat or dog and you also happen to have a leak in your radiator your pets might mistake leaking antifreeze on the ground as something good to drink, this can be fatal for old Fido so be weary of leaking antifreeze and choose Prestone LowTox antifreeze just to be on the safe side.
K & N reusable air filters are good way to go green and keep up on your fuel economy.
K & N reusable air filters are a good eco-friendly substitute to your conventional disposable air filter. Most cars have a disposable air filter which should be changed every 12 months or so, with K & N reusable air filters all you have to do is wash the air filter, spray some oil on it, and you’re good to go. This alternative will save the amount of air filters that are thrown away into landfills, and may save you money in the long run since you’re cutting down on the amount of air filters you buy for the lifetime of your vehicle. It’s always a good idea to keep up on vehicle maintenance, this will allow your car to run more efficiently, and help with fuel economy.
G-Oil is a type of motor oil which is completely biodegradable and made from animal fat.
Your standard motor oil is a petroleum based product; G-oil is an animal fat based product and, an eco-friendly way to keep your engine running in tip top shape. According to The Green Earth Technologies website “GET-Products replace the petrochemical base of traditional appearance and performance chemicals with an Ultimate Biodegradable bio base made with plants or animal fat. The benefit of this technology is that it won’t pollute the environment and it is an environmentally-friendly alternative to petroleum based motor oil.
Yokohama’s “dB Super E-spec tires are designed to be environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient”
Yokohama came up with some clever ideas in order to come out with a tire that both functions well and uses alternate materials to make their tires environmentally friendly. One of those clever ideas was using orange oil instead of petroleum based oil. The orange oil is used as a substitute for regular petrol oil in the production of their tires. According to Yokohama’s website “The dB Super E-spec combines renewable orange oil with natural rubber to form Yokohama’s Super Nano-Power Rubber (SNPR) compound to produce a tire that’s 80% petrochemical free”. The addition of natural rubber as compared to oil based rubber in the creation of this tire has also cut down on petrol based chemicals in its makeup. The combination of orange oil and natural rubber in the dB Super E-Tech tires changes the tires functionality, allowing lower rolling resistance on the highway, and better traction when accelerating, braking, and cornering. The above said features of the tire make for better fuel efficiency and a quality tire.