Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Vehicle repair and maintenance

Vehicle repair and maintenance guidance

This environmental guidance is for businesses that repair, service and maintain motor vehicles, including cars, light vans, coaches, buses and motorcycles. This includes garages, workshops, service centres and other sites carrying out:

  • general servicing and accident repairs
  • vehicle body repairs and finishing, including paint spraying
  • electrical diagnostics, maintenance and repair
  • testing and servicing air-conditioning systems
  • tyre fitting
  • valeting.
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon reduction and efficiency
  • Emergency response
  • Environmental management
  • Land
  • Materials and equipment
  • Nuisances
  • Permits and licences
  • Trade associations and BSOs
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Water

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