Handling the Eco-Waste in a Mobile Automotive Repair Business – Environmental Friendly Tips

Perhaps you have considered starting a mobile maintenance business in the automotive sector. If so you will have to deal with the waste in an environmentally friendly way. Whether you are changing oil or detailing cars with a mobile car wash unit you must consider this as a primary issue in running your new company.How are hazardous waste or used Oil Waste issues handled?Well, a mobile oil change business or a mobile automobile repair service has several ways in dealing with these eco-sensitive issues. It is best to have the local jobber who sells you the oil set that up for you and ask them about oil waste options. There are many companies in the phone book probably in your area that will pick-up waste oil or better you can deliver it once per week to an oil-waste reclaim facility.If your volume is heavy, then you need a larger tank and thus if you will need a 1-ton truck or a 1-ton van mobile unit, but remember that some of the older buildings in your area have parking structure maximum heights, which will not allow for the ambulance suspension.The amount of fresh oil stock you need will be determined by the volume of oil changes and how much of your business is repair and how much includes preventative maintenance such as oil changing. One must remember oil changes are not a high-profit or high-ticket item in auto-repair. What is the profit per car for oil changes? Typically none, you see, due to all the costs that most people forget about, unless your volume is very substantial. Indeed, 70% of mobile oil change companies we studied were out of business 3-years later. The ones that did well had fleet accounts. Without the volume you die.It is important to have an environmental strategy if you decide to go into a mobile automotive business. It is best to make sure that you stay within the rules if you choose to go for it.