​Vehicle Maintenance & Washing Tips

What's the problem with washing cars in driveways?

When you wash your car, the soap and all the oils and chemicals from your vehicle are washed into nearby storm drains. These pollutants can irreparably damage our waterways and cause drinking water problems for those downstream.

What's the problem with home vehicle maintenance and the environment?

Vehicles contain many fluids, including oil, antifreeze, gasoline, air-conditioning refrigerants, brake, transmission, and hydraulic and windshield-wiper fluids. In most cases, these fluids are toxic to humans and animals and can pollute waterways if they leak from a vehicle or are disposed of incorrectly.