Sorted by Category: Eco-Posts

  • commercial car washes are better for the environment

    Monday 27 July 2015

    Maybe you grew up with your dad washing the car on the lawn in the summer so the grass would get the run-off water. It was genius! You got the car and clean and watered the lawn at the same time. While not the most environmentally friendly method, it turn out dad was on to something. Washing your car on gravel or the lawn minimizes run off allowing the water to be absorbed into the ground. When you wash your car on pavement all that gas, oil, exhaust fumes, not to mention... read more

  • solar power installation at swedish automotive!

    Wednesday 03 July 2013

    Scintillatingtimes at Swedish Automotive! As local temperatures have climbed into the high 80’s, we have been experiencing long, sunny days and are excited that a 9.6 kW array of Itek... read more

  • seattle’s storm drains

    Friday 31 May 2013

    Bert the Salmon Earlier this year ( see blog post ) many organizations including Swedish Automotive contributed to and participated in the “Don’t Drip and Drive, Fix that Leak!” campaign. The campaign is officially over for this year, but there are still other ways to help Puget Sound a... read more

  • follow-up: don’t drip & drive. fix that leak!

    Wednesday 01 May 2013

    THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the April campaign “Don’t Drip and Drive. Fix that Leak!” A SPECIAL THANK YOU to those owners of vehicles who chose to repair the leaks and have a positive impact on the quality of Puget Sound. SWEDISH AUTOMOTIVE INSPECTED 148 VEHICLES! Of the vehicles we inspected, 101 vehicles were leak free at the time of inspection and 18 vehicles had leaks repaired while at our shop. We found leaks of varyin... read more

  • vashon island beach clean-up

    Thursday 04 April 2013

    Clean-Up Crew Holding Oil Clods What do you do for fun? Swedish Automotive owners David Winters & Sandra Wanstall along with their family collect trash off the beach. It starts as a beach walk (with garbage bags just in case) and ends with a trash haul, in this instance almost too heavy to carry. ... read more

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