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The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Is Going Green

The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) is "Going Green" and working with you to repair the air!!

The BAR recommends that consumers take steps to maintain their own vehicles. Proper maintenance results in better fuel economy and less pollution.

  • Maintain Tires
    • Use the proper size tire.
    • Check and maintain tire pressure.
    • Rotate and align tires routinely.
  • Be Fuel Efficient
    • Use the correct fuel octane.
    • Don't top off.
    • Don't be a "lead foot".
  • Use the Right Oil
    • Follow manufacturer's service schedule.
    • Use proper grade and quality.
    • Check oil levels routinely.
    • Repair leaks promply.
  • Perform Regular Maintenance
    • Don't ignore dashboard indicator lights.
    • Read and follow owner's manual.
    • Get repairs by licensed repair stations.

The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) has assembled a "green list" of useful Web sites regarding Climate Change and air quality news and information. The web page will be updated on a regular basis.

http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/  This is the state's portal to climate changes news and information. This Web site combines information on the impact of climate change and the State's policies relating to global warming, with the California Climate Change Center, a "virtual" research and information website.

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ind_calculator.html  What is your Carbon Footprint? EPA has developed an online calculator for you to estimate your personal greenhouse gas emissions or your family's greenhouse gas emissions based on your daily activities. This Web site will also give you information on how to lower your emissions while reducing your energy and waste disposal costs.

http://epa.gov/otaq/consumer/18-youdo.htm  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides fact sheets on a variety of ways to reduce emissions from automobiles. This Web site provides tips on how to maintain your vehicle, driving tips to reduce air pollution, a list of ozone definitions, and much more.

http://www.arb.ca.gov/homepage.htm  The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has a wealth of information and links regarding Climate Change and portals to other useful Web sites.

http://www.istl.org/01-fall/internet.html  North Carolina University has assembled a library of science and technology resources dedicated to Climate Change. This site has something for everyone: kids, academics, consumers, and everyone in between.

http://airnow.gov/ This Web site will provide you with a look at air quality on a national level. You can look up the air quality of your city, or the city of a family member or friend. This Web site also provides practical tips on transportation, tips on green vehicles, and every day practices to help clean the air.

http://www.green.ca.gov/default.htm  Welcome to Green California. This is the Department of General Services Web site listing all things green for state buildings and green purchasing practices. Learn what the state is doing to reduce energy consumption, conserve resources, lower greenhouse gases, and much more.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/  The Department of Energy has put together a list of helpful information, franging from how hybrid cars work to gas mileage tips, and even how to find the cheapest gas in town.