We believe in helping our community. Part of that support includes doing our part to help protect the place we live and work in.
From the services we offer to the parts that are replaced, Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire follows several environmentally friendly procedures.
Recycling products, environmentally friendly tires available
For example, many of the products we replace are recycled. A company is hired by us to process old oil and coolant. Car batteries, brake rotors, and other scrap metal are picked up and recycled, as well.
Recycling these fluids and parts enables us to reduce waste and discard them in a safe and appropriate way.
Tires also play a part in our goal to be eco-friendly.
On top of having tires recycled, we sell and inform customers about eco-friendly tires, which weigh less and require less force in order to move.
You can determine which tires are environmentally friendly by taking a look at the tread depth, which are going to start at a lower number.
When repairing flat tires, our technicians use plugs rather than Fix-A-Flat, which is bad for the environment. Anyone who uses this product is charged a hazmat fee. That way, we can have it recycled like our oil and coolant.
We offer emissions inspections and repairs
Steve’s Auto Repair is an emissions inspection and repair facility.
When performing Vehicle Emissions Testing – which is managed by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) – inspectors ensure that a vehicle isn’t leaking oil or has any audible exhaust leaks. They also make sure it has a catalytic converter, which is responsible for reducing how much air pollution is produced.
Conducted every two years, an emission test is required on vehicles that are parked in certain localities. Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park are among them.
We can repair problems that would prevent a car from passing the emissions inspection. The numerous issues that would cause a vehicle to fail include engine malfunctions, catalytic converter problems, misfires, and the check engine light turning on.
Our business’ emissions inspection program was recognized earlier this year for following license requirements and completing inspections in a “dedicated and commendable” manner.
Other ways we try to be eco-friendly
To keep our car repair shop clean, our staff uses biodegradable cleaning products. They contain natural substances and aren’t harmful to the environment or animals.
When the building isn’t in use, we avoid wasting electricity by turning off computers and almost all lights – our security lights are the exception.
Even though we are already taking environmentally friendly actions, our company is considering other options for the future. Installing a waste oil heater is one idea we are looking into.
We are also planning to upgrade our lights, as they burn out, to energy saver lights.
Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.