Balance is part of the environment, therefore it takes balance to respond.
|Balance is of course a logical approach to saving money for any reason. It takes more than one approach to achieve any amount of savings and reduced impact on the environment, in my opinion. The environment is impacted by many things and I contend that we are not putting enough emphasis on the vehicles we use. We are hooked on using petroleum based oils for lubricants and fuel, either by choice, ignorance or big corp moguls.
I'll start with an easy topic for me. Synthetic lubricants and related fuel additive products will reduce the impact on the environment to the tune of a minimum of 5% and more on the bottom line. Not all products in this category are as productive as one might think or want to believe. Amsoil Inc. has been in business for thirty-five years committing its mission to reducing operation and maintenance expenses and reducing a range of environmental components from impacts the vehicles and equipment we use on a daily basis. Truckers offer testimonials how they have experienced significant savings by using Amsoil synthetics because of the basic benefit of the extended oil change intervals and reduced down time, reduced heat issues in extreme conditions, ie. inclines on the California I-5, etc. Petroleum based oils vaporize, gradually doing a disappearing act and leaving behind sludge. On the other end of the thermometer, the below zero temperatures the environment throws at us is a non-issue when synthetics are in engines and transmissions because of the absence of hydrocarbons. Paraffin in petroleum solidifies, making in difficult for an engine and drive train to turn over when the starter kicks in. "Hello wear and tear". I love the example of the show and tell that I saw. Two containers, one with petroleum based motor oil, the other with superior synthetic, taken out of a cooler of dry ice. The synthetic sample poured like water at -50 while the petroleum based oil was like molasses in January
If you're curious about synthetics, see www.lubedealer.com/hiebert for more information.