Clean Air -- California's Success and Future Challenges

This page last reviewed September 19, 2008.

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Speaking Notes Slide 18

Comparison Between Average Vehicles and Gross Polluters

4  I maintain my car, but sometimes I donít ...

A few cars on the road contribute a disproportionate share of total vehicle emissions Maintenance of your car is critical. And, as you can see in the above graphic, regular maintenance is even more critical if you own an older vehicle. It is very important to keep your vehicle well maintained to help keep our air quality goals! And, it will also usually get you better mileage and extend the life of your vehicle! If you donít, your vehicle becomes a "gross polluter" and more work will be needed to meet our clean air goals!

Simple personal choices by each of us add up and when all are put together can make a difference.

(Note: Review 50 Things You Can Do for more ideas if needed.)