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Because we care about our community and environment, here is your Green Tip of the Day from GTA the ONLY local Certified GREEN automotive repair shop in Santa Rosa.

You may eat pizza on a weekly (if not daily) basis, it’s one of the greatest foods in the world. So what do you do with that giant cardboard pizza box? People assume that pizza boxes are recyclable because most boxes are recyclable. What makes pizza boxes NON-recyclable is the hot, gooey treat that comes inside -specifically, it’s the grease and cheese that ruins the cardboard. When paper products are recycled, they are mixed with water and turned into a “slurry.” Grease from pizza boxes causes oil to form at the top of the slurry, and paper fibers cannot separate from oils during the pulping process. Essentially, this contaminant can ruin an entire batch of recycling.

So there you have it – pizza boxes that are stained with grease or food, are not recyclable – unless you remove the messy portions.


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Happy Friday from team GTA -have a great weekend everyone!

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Have questions about the fluids for your vehicle? Give us a call at 707-545-7076 and we'll be glad to answer any questions you may have. Otherwise, just stop by 501 Barham, Santa Rosa -we'd love to see you!


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Are you due (or even maybe over-due) for an oil change service or major factory service? Give us a call at 707-545-7076 and we'll get you taken care of ASAP to keep your ride running great! Or just stop by 501 Barham, Santa Rosa -we'd love to see you!

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Another great day at GTA!

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Personal Cooling Alternatives:
Keeping ourselves cool is the obvious first goal in home cooling. But what may not be obvious is that cooling our bodies is relatively easy and doesn't usually require cooling the entire space around you.
• Install ceiling fans. Or if you already have them, dust those blades and check they are set to circulate in the right direction to cool the air (counter-clockwise in the summer). It's a widely known fact that using a ceiling fan can help you feel up to 5 degrees cooler. If you have a room that can't seem to stay cool, an investment in a small box or oscillating fan may be a worthwhile addition to personal cooling.
• Dress for the weather. Less clothing, lightweight fabrics, sandals, etc. All make more sense than turning your AC unit low enough to need a sweater.
• Cool your skin. Keep a wet washcloth in the fridge or freezer for use around your neck, forehead or feet for personal cooling when coming in from the heat to avoid turning down the AC in a moment of desperation.
• Take cool showers. Rather than showering in the morning, shower in the late afternoon or evening before going to bed to cool your body down when it needs it most. But remember the ways to save water and don't take too frequent showers just to cool down.
• Use peppermint essential oil. Peppermint oil mixed in distilled water can be spritzed on the skin for a very effective cooling affect! In some cases you may even be able to apply to directly to the skin, although I recommend avoiding the eyes.
• Eat colder foods. Things like smoothies, salads, fruit from the fridge, etc all help to keep your internal temperature on the lower side. Yes, ice cream counts. Just make sure it's organic, and you can still call it healthy, right?
Source: www.sustainablebabysteps.com/home-cooling.html

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This is an example of what is involved in dealing with a vehicle's "blend box", it's quite an undertaking -an all day job for sure!
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How does the inside of your vehicle smell? Are all of your HVAC controls working? Have questions, just give us a call at 707-545-7076 or just stop by 501 Barham, Santa Rosa -we'd love to see you!

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How's your A/C -not cold enough? Give us a call at 707-545-7076 and we'll get you fixed up and running cold again!

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Because we care about our community and environment, here is your Green Tip of the Day from GTA the ONLY local Certified GREEN automotive repair shop in Santa Rosa.

Fill-Ups: When filling up your car, remember to stop when the nozzle shuts off! Topping off the gas tank can release harmful vapors into the environment and waste money. Remember, your tank needs some extra room to allow the gasoline to expand. Some pumps engineered to protect the environment draw extra vapors back into the pump, meaning you pay for more gas than you are getting, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Source: www.carcare.org/go-green/steps-to-a-greener-car/

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