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What can go wrong?
A worn exhaust reduces engine efficiency, impairing performance and increasing fuel consumption, which in turn creates more CO2 emissions. A catalytic converter is part of the exhaust system which is used to reduce the toxicity of engine emissions. Incorrectly-maintained engines can cause expensive damage to the catalytic converter, resulting in higher emissions.
Did you know?
Partly burned fuel will not only cost you money, it will also pollute the atmosphere.
A change in brake efficiency isn't something a driver is usually aware of until it's too late. Poorly maintained brakes reduce brake efficiency and increase stopping distance. If the brakes are binding, the engine is working harder, burning more fuel and creating more CO2 emissions.
With modern cars, recommended intervals between services are becoming longer, yet topping up engine oil remains a basic vehicle maintenance requirement. With modern engines and advanced oil specifications, this needs to be carried out on a very regular basis to prevent lack of protection for the engine's moving parts. This can occur either through lack of oil or the oil becoming dirtier, blocking oil channels and reducing flow rate. Failure to perform regular maintenance could result in more fuel being used, more CO2 emissions produced and, in extreme cases, serious and costly engine damage.
The varied quality of fuel (which in many cases contains biofuel products) put into vehicles today can contribute to sticking valves or blocked injectors. This in turn affects the smooth running of the engine, burning more fuel and creating more CO2 emissions.
Under-inflated tyres and incorrectly-aligned front wheels create more resistance when your car is moving, which means your engine has to work harder and more fuel is used, producing more CO2 emissions.
On some diesel cars a diesel particulate filter is fitted to reduce the particle content of the emissions. This filter is affected by driving conditions and requires regular checking.
What can you do?
The majority of cars on the road today contribute towards climate change because their engines burn fossil-based fuels that produce Carbon Dioxide (CO2) when burnt. Have your vehicle regularly serviced and checked – it's the only way you can keep CO2 emissions under control.
Why choose Benfield?
At Benfield our employees have a lot to live up to, but then they wouldn't be working for us if they didn't want to be the best. Our people take personal satisfaction not only in doing their job well, but also in working together to make Benfield even better.
All our work is carried out by trained technicians using state of the art equipment. We make it our business to know everything there is to know about the makes and models we sell and how to maintain them.
So you can expect real expertise, every time.
Enjoy an eco-friendly emissions service
You can easily reduce your vehicle's emissions and save money too by using this cost-effective service, which includes:
What we do:
- Emission check and printed report on all five tyres and adjust pressures to correct levels
- Visually check and report on wheel alignment
- Carry out an engine fuel treatment service
- Check level and condition of engine oil
- Check and report on braking system, exhaust system and catalytic converter
- Check and report on diesel particulate filter (where fitted)
- Carry out a second emission check after the work has been completed
No improvement means no charge - you only pay when an improvement is shown. All work is carried out by manufacturer-trained technicians and we will always dispose of waste products in an environmentally friendly manner.