Here are the answers from Friday’s giveaway.
1. On average, how fast do you drive on the highway:
a. 55 mph
b. 65 mph
c. 75 mph
Fuel efficiency decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. For every 5 mph you drive over 60, you pay an additional 31 cents a gallon. In Atlanta, you could possibly be run over on the highway for going 60 mph but with the current price of gas an additional 31 cents a gallon could also take you out!
2. When your vehicle needs a bath, do you:
a. Grab the hose and bucket and do it yourself
b. Go to a car wash
Washing your car at home creates a toxic brew of oil, gasoline and detergent that enters storm drains and flows directly into rivers, lakes, streams and drinking water supplies. Most commercial car washes use recycled water and drain their used water into a sewer system or oil/water separator. This way the sludge is treated before it’s discharged into nature. They also tend to use less water than DIY jobs (up to 60% less).
I did get both questions correct this week. Remember the question asks what is BEST for the environment.
And the winner is (imaginary drum roll)………
Thanks to all who participated.