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Car Care Month- Regular  vehicle care improves performance, saves money, and reduces air pollution

Throughout the months of April and October the Air Program offers tips to run your car efficiently and highlights alternate transportation choices!

October and November Happenings
Car Care Month

​Car Care Month Educational Displays

Visit our displays to find tips on proper car care and pick up some giveaways. Displays will be up all month at the following locations:

  • Governmental Center East​- 115 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301​
  • Government Center West- 1 North University Drive, Plantation, FL 33324
  • Tyrone Bryant Library​- 2230 NW 21st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311​

  • South Regional Library​​- 7300 Pine Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

  • Southwest Regional Library- 16835 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331

  • North Regional Library- 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066

  • Northwest Regional Library- 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065​

  • Main Library - 100 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

  • Sunrise Dan Pearl Library - 10500 W Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, FL , 33351

  • Davie-Cooper City Library - 4600 SW 82nd Ave., Davie, FL 33322

  • Carver Ranches Library - 4735 SW 18th Street, West Park, FL 33023

  • Jan Moran Collier City Library - 2800 NW 9th Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at airoutreach@broward.org.


Motor Vehicles & Air Pollution

Highway vehicles release about 1.1 billion tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year – mostly in the form of carbon dioxide contributing to global climate change. Each gallon of gasoline you burn creates 20 pounds of greenhouse gases. That’s roughly 6 to 9 tons of greenhouse gases each year for a typical vehicle. Learn more here.


Air Pollution & Your Health

The pollutants emitted into the air by motor vehicles can affect human health. They can aggravate existing health conditions such as heart disease, lung diseases like bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema. This causes chest pains, coughing, nausea, and congestion which will make it harder to breathe. Learn more about air pollution and your health from The World Health Organization.


Proper Vehicle Maintenance

  • Keep your engine properly tuned
    • Recommended once a year
  • Keep tires properly inflated
  • Proper tire pressure for your vehicle is usually found on a sticker in the driver’s side door jab or the glove box. If not, it will always be in the owner’s manual
  • Use the recommended grade of motor oil- this information can be found in your owner’s manual
  • Replace air filters regularly
  • For more information and total gas savings visit ​fueleconomy.gov


Driving Tips to Improve Mileage & Reduce Air Pollution

  • Drive sensibly
    • Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by 33%
  • Observe the speed limit
  • Driving 5mph over 50mph is like paying an additional $0.16/gallon
  • Avoid hauling cargo on your roof
    • Cargo on your roof can reduce fuel economy up to 25%
  • Remove excess weight
  • Remove extra items in your car to help your fuel economy by 1% minimum.
  • Avoid excessive idling
    • Id​ling can use a quarter to half a gallon of fuel per hour.
  • Use cruise control
  • Save gas by maintaining a constant speed.


Join the Clean Air Quest on Social Media!

Go on a virtual quest to unlock a riddle at the end of October for a chance to win some air quality swag. 

Facebook.com/BrowardCountyEnvironment

Instagram.com/browardenv

Clean Air Quest Questions

Week 1 Question - Regarding air quality, how many moderate days did we have in May 2021? 

hint: view the monthly air quality index​ in Broward County. 


Week 2 Question -  How many electric buses did Broward County order this year (2021)?

hint: read the August 20th press release and learn more about Broward County Transit's electrification initiatives. ​