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FREE CAR EMISSION TESTS OFFERED IN FIVE PILOT CITIES

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Transport secretary George Young today launched a major campaign to encourage motorists in five pilot cities to hel...
Transport secretary George Young today launched a major campaign to encourage motorists in five pilot cities to help cut down air pollution by getting a free exhaust emissions test in October.

Sir George joined forces with the RAC's David Worskett at the launch of the Tune Your Car campaign to urge drivers to clean up their act and become greener motorists for the sake of the environment - and to save themselves money.

Tune Your Car is the first major initiative of the Greener Motoring Forum, a group which, for the first time, has brought together the department of the environment, the department of transport, local government, the motor industry, motoring organisations, environmental groups and others with an interest in transport to promote more environmentally-responsible motoring.

The campaign offers motorists in the five pilot cities - Bristol, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Oxford and Sheffield - the opportunity to have their cars' exhaust emissions tested free at any of more than 160 selected garages and dealerships in the cities throughout October.

If a car exceeds the legal emissions level, the garage or dealership will carry out a simple adjustment to it. If this will not be enough to solve the problem, they will give free advice on the extra repairs needed.

The campaign will go national next year, if the pilot is successful.

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