Within Pinal County the distance between work, home, a grocery store, or various recreational activities can be very significant. By maintaining your vehicle and reducing your mileage you can lower your vehicle emissions and save dollars.
- Drive Wisely - Sudden starts and stops, excessive speeds, extra weight in the trunk, unnecessary idling, long drive-through lines, and revving or warming up the engine waste fuel. Using cruise control on the highway helps maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.
- Regular Maintenance - Routine car maintenance extends a car's life, increases its resale value, and improves gas mileage. Properly inflated and aligned tires, a tuned engine and regularly changed oil and air filters are a few simple steps that help ensure fuel efficiency.
- Advanced Trip-Planning - Planning routes, avoiding peak traffic periods, combining errands, and eliminating backtracking will save gas, prevent wear and tear, and save time.
- Smart Refueling - Topping off the tank creates harmful emissions and wastes money. Gasoline vapors are harmful to breathe, contribute to ground-level ozone formation and are a source of toxic air pollutants. Evaporation from spillage of gas from overfilling can occur, contributing to the air pollution problem.