Star Tech – Dorset’s leading Mercedes & BMW Specialists.
Forging forward in the automotive industry Matt Peacock, MD of Star Tech Ltd – Dorset Mercedes & BMW Specialists, looks to the future.
In the world of eco-friendly motoring, Matt and his team at Star Tech in Poole are under no illusion that the motor industry is not particularly environmentally friendly. The only way to be truly environmentally friendly is to leave your car at home and walk or cycle to get around.
However, Matt feels strongly that there are ways to contribute to a greener planet and there have been strong developments in the industry over the last decade to increase environmental awareness and overall eco-friendly motoring. Matt explains:
“All cars damage the environment but the truth is that some do it more than others. The best way that car owners can play their part is to minimise that damage by making changes and taking positive steps within their control. There is an evolving awareness that choosing a fuel-efficient & well-maintained car can really help reduce the amount of CO2 emissions.”
Star Tech’s main focus is to ensure customers stay safe and drive well maintained roadworthy cars. This includes ensuring the exhaust emissions are within the correct range not just at MOT time but throughout the year with regular servicing and diagnosis of any potential problem areas. Sustaining correct emissions is high on their list of eco-firnedly motpriorities.
Of course, electric & hybrid cars are an even better choice and we have all of the technology and knowledge on offer at Star Tech to help look after them and their owners. In the ‘What’s Next For Star-Tech’ article we discuss our plans to focus on sustainable electric and hybrid cars.
How you can make a difference:
- Switch off your engine when stationary, modern technology doesn’t need ‘warming up’.
- Regular servicing & maintenance.
- Maintain your tyre pressures.
- Check fuel consumption & lower speeds.
- If you buy a used car, ensure it has a full service history as it’s likely to have better emissions.
- Car share.
- Buy a BMW i3, Tesla or Mercedes EQC and let Star Tech look after it!
Matt goes on to say:
“We feel it’s vital to play our part for the environment where possible. There have been some commitments we have made to the environment with the way we work. Our waste has always been strictly disposed of in the correct way and we recycle wherever possible. The use of reusable seat covers, floor mats and wing covers has been introduced.”
“Finally, we have partnered with the talented St James Studio in Bournemouth and as part of their fantastic initiative, this has resulted in the planting of 250 new trees! We are thrilled.”