July 21st, 2008 at 1:01pm
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One of the ideas being floated by environmentalists to conserve oil is to get the government to handout free tune-ups.
The Natural Resources Defense Council, or NRDC, is looking at things we can do in this country to immediately reduce how much oil we use. And one of their ideas is called “Give America a Tune-up.”
The idea would be to get Congress to give out vouchers so that motorists could get a free tune-up, including and oil and air filter change, new spark plugs and making sure the tires are properly pumped up.
The NRDC says that by tuning up almost every car and truck on the road we could instantly make them all get better fuel economy. And it calculates this would save motorists $200-300 a year. No word yet what Congress thinks of the idea, but we’ll keep you up to date as things develop.