How To Be A Responsible, Green Car Owner in CA

At German Auto Sport in Berkeley, we are conscientious of the size of the carbon footprint we are leaving on Mother Earth. That’s why, at our auto repair shop, our auto mechanics and the rest of the team take steps to not only operate as a green, environmentally-conscious facility, but to help our customers drive a little greener.

With a vehicle comes great responsibility -- responsibility to make sure your vehicle receives the necessary service and repair to run safely and securely, along with the responsibility to minimize your impact on the environment. At German Auto Sport in Berkeley, we can help with both of those tasks. We will get your German vehicle running in tip-top shape, and we also have a few tips and tricks on how to become a responsible, green car owner in Berkeley and beyond:

  • Monitor the tire pressure for more efficient driving. Typically, most cars have a TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) to evaluate the pressure and inform you when it is too low. If you have an older car, the tire pressure should be checked more, as these vehicles aren’t equipped with a TPMS.
  • Use the correct oil. When you use the correct oil, your vehicle’s fuel economy can be improved by one or two percent. The wrong oil can lower your gas mileage. Bring your car to German Auto Sport, and we would be happy to take a look at your vehicle’s oil to ensure it is the right one.
  • Change your air filter, as needed, to increase fuel efficiency and acceleration. When your car’s air filter is changed, you can think of your vehicle as breathing easier.

At German Auto Sport in Berkeley, we have also adopted several practices geared toward having an even greener shop. Our team recycles oil according to Berkeley standards and procedures. Additionally, we crush old and used oil filters onsite in a bucket to remove any residue, which helps reduce landfill waste and toxins. Coolant won’t even touch the floor at our auto repair shop, as we have a specific, recycling catch-pan to stop coolant from absorbing into the concrete and water table. Our team also uses a reusable aerosol system to reduce the number of cans we have to throw away, which would otherwise end up at the landfill.


Together, we can make sure your German vehicle is driving as green as can be, and is performing in pristine condition. Our auto mechanics, committed to ongoing education, and the rest of our team, dedicated to friendliness and honesty, will be there to help you each step of the way. Schedule your appointment with German Auto Sport today. We are located at 2396 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley.

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