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Monday, December 09, 2019

Staying Green On The Open Road

Road trip! Who doesn’t love a good road trip, even if you have to get on a plane to start out? And who doesn’t want to save money and help the environment at the same time? The next time you find yourself dreaming of the open road, think about renting a green car to get you where you’re going. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a green car guide to help you make a smart decision.

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