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Environmental Tips for Your Car

Cars and trucks are the primary source of smog-forming emissions in Miami-Dade County. By taking some simple steps to maintain your car, you can cut your personal contribution to dirty air and save some money too!

  • Consider fuel efficiency when purchasing a new car 
    Check out how to find and compare cars.
  • Get regular tune-ups
    Regular tune-ups for your car will increase its fuel efficiency and reduce air pollutant emissions by more than half. Check out AAA's Car Maintenance Guide for more information.
  • Keep tires properly inflated.
    If your tires are under-inflated by just four pounds, it will cost you a half-mile per gallon.
  • Use mass transit (Metrorail, Metrobus, or Tri-Rail) 
    Get routes and schedules at from Miami-Dade Transit or call 305-770-3131.
  • Share a ride 
    Call Commuter Services at 1-800-234-RIDE to find someone who lives and works close to you. Get free-ride-home vouchers too. Vanpooling information for companies or individuals is also available.
  • Ride your bike when conditions permit
    Did you know you can "Bike & Ride" on Metrobus and Metrorail?
  • Plan ahead 
    Run several errands in one trip instead of one errand at a time. A cold engine consumes about 20 percent more fuel than a warm one.
  • Clear out the trunk 
    Don’t let your car become a storage compartment with wheels. For every 50 pounds of junk you lug around, you lose about 1/4 miles per gallon.
  • Tell a friend 
    One of the best ways to make a difference is to share your success in saving our air with your friends and co-workers. Point them to this website or other great sources for ideas.

Besides helping to prevent pollution here are some things you can do to directly protect you and your family's health.

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