Fiat India PUC check and Ford eco-friendly car wash tips on World Environment Day 2014

This year, on June 5, 2014, World Environment Day, Fiat India will be offering free PUC checkups at their 79 Fiat centers across 64 cities. This green initiative undertaken by FIAT Group Automobiles India Pvt. Ltd (FGAIPL) will include free PUC checks.  This endeavor is part of the company strategy to reach out to all Fiat customers in India and to draw attention to the company’s commitment to preserving the environment.

Fiat IndiaFiat Group firmly resolves to maintain environmental balances and ensures that each of their vehicles adheres to sustainable drive. These PUC checks offered free of charge to existing customers will ensure that the company is not only taking on responsibility to maintaining their vehicles post sales, but also strictly adhering to environmentally sustainable practices adopted by the company.

Fiat dealers across the country will be contacting customers and informing them about this camp, via email and SMS while the day long camp will be held at exclusive company workshops across the country.

Nagesh Basavanhalli, President and Managing Director, FIAT Chrysler India Operations said, “At FIAT, we believe in maintaining the environmental balanaces and want to to make sure that every FIAT vehicle has a sustainable drive. The PUC check up initiative is to ensure that we as a company are doing our bit to maintain our vehicles and follow environmentally sustainable practices. Through the check up camps, we will replicate FIAT’s global standards in after sales service in India. We have seen a very positive response to the check up camps that were conducted in the past and have therefore decided to launch PUC check up camp keeping in mind the environmental sensitivities the world is facing.”

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated each year on June 5 to draw attention to global environmental awareness and to take positive steps to improve the earth’s environment.

Ford India is advising car owners to make car wash eco-friendly by taking responsibility of auto fluids flowing into drainage, excessive water wastage and much more. In this regard they suggest dry clean your car when possible by simply wiping dust and grime with cleaning cloths soaked in soapy water as against using 200 litres of water for a wash.

Park your car on grass when washing as phosphates in some detergents are beneficial for plants and soil alongwith teh water in use being used to full potential. This prevents soapy water from polluting drainage and puddles that stray animals drink from.

A professional wash intermittently makes sense as many car washes reuse water, and use lesser water per wash as compared to you. Biodegradable cleaners are good for soil and plants, and can even be made at home with a cup of liquid dishwashing detergent and 3/4 cup of powdered laundry detergent with three gallons of water. And in that spirit, taps should be shut when soaping and drying the car to conserve water.