Green Clean Your Car

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There’s nothing better than getting behind the wheel of a nice, clean car. When you find it’s time to wash your vehicle again, take a moment to consider the planet you live on. You can protect the planet while taking care of your car, and North Shore Honda near Long Island has some tips and tricks to help.

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Long Island Area Drivers Protect The Environment

Here’s how to keep your car – and the planet – in tip-top shape:

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Conserve Water

Consider using a single bucket of water that can be refilled instead of a hose to rinse off your vehicle. When you utilize this bucket method, you’ll be saving up to 100 gallons of water every time you clean your vehicle. If you really need to use the hose, attach a nozzle to use less water.

Use Natural Cleaners

You may not be surprised to learn that there are several car cleaners that are made up of toxic chemicals. Instead of using these harmful products on your vehicle, try making your own natural alternative. Mixing half a box of baking soda and a bucket of water should have your car shining in no time. For your windows, mix half a cup of white vinegar and two cups of water in a spray bottle.

Use Olive Oil

A few drops of olive oil can easily protect your interior. Rubbing olive oil into your dashboard and other interior plastics will keep them supple. For leather seats, use linseed oil to naturally clean and protect the material. If you find yourself needing to replace these plastics, you can easily order parts with our simple online form.

New Car Smell

Love that new car smell? You can upkeep it easily with baking soda! A natural carpet deodorizer, baking soda is sure to give your mats that fresh scent. If you want your car to smell a little sweeter, use organic dryer sheets under the seats. For a personal touch, a small dab of essential oil will keep your car smelling great when it warms.

For more information about how to clean green, don’t hesitate to contact us at our Long Island area dealership today. We’ll be happy to help!

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Prices shown are manufacturer suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or doc fee. Manufacturer vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please contact us with any questions.

**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.