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DeBoer’s Auto is proud to participate in the efforts to create a cleaner environment. We are always looking for ways to be greener in our shop, and we have implemented some creative ways to do so in recent years. If you love the environment as much as we do, then you’ll love working with us. Here are some of the ways we contribute to achieving a clean environment. 

Paperless Invoicing System

With a completely paperless invoicing system, we save a tremendous amount of paper. Everything from tech tickets to invoices and anything in between used to be printed on paper, but now our printer is rarely used. Going paperless has helped our shop, our customers, and most importantly, the environment.

Recycled Metal And Tires

We generate metal at our shop when working on vehicles. Water pumps, power steering pumps, brake rotors, wheels, and other components are consumed off of vehicles when we work on them. When we take these components off, we recycle them with a metal recycler rather than taking them to a landfill. The same happens with tires, using a separate tire recycler.

Wastewater Recycling

We're doing our part to help save the environment.Our shop collects a lot of wastewater when you consider the flushes, cooling system, and antifreeze system repairs we do regularly. We collect as much of the fluid as possible and store it until an appropriate antifreeze recycler can come to take it away and recycle it properly. This is much more responsible than washing the fluid off and going into drainage systems.

Non-Chlorinated And EPA-Friendly Cleaners

All of the cleaners, degreasers, and other cleaning products we use in our shop are non-chlorinated and EPA-friendly. This includes products used for our customers’ vehicles as well as the day-to-day cleaning of the shop. We use a substantial amount of cleaners daily, and we feel much better using them knowing they are EPA-approved.

Energy-Efficient Lighting And HVACGo Green

DeBoer’s Auto has also gone through an energy audit recently and converted all of our fluorescent lighting to LED lighting as a result. We have also made significant upgrades to our heating and air conditioning system to make it more energy-efficient. We use these items all day long, so now we are friendlier to the environment following our energy audit.

EPA-Certified Waste Oil Burning

One of the proudest things we do at our shop is burning the waste oil we collect from vehicles. We have a large waste oil heater that burns the oil very cleanly and looks similar to the oil heating furnace you may have at your home. The oil heater is EPA-certified and does a great job of heating our shop to help us save money on heating expenses, and the money saved gets passed on to our customers.

DeBoer’s Auto constantly looks for different ways to contribute to a clean environment. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our processes and efforts to go green, contact us at any time, and we would love to talk to you.

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Bill DeBoer

Written by Bill DeBoer

William J. DeBoer (Bill Jr.) is Co-owner and Vice President at DeBoer’s Auto. As the company’s General Manager, Bill has been responsible for bringing innovations in daily operations to the full-service, high-tech auto repair facility for 20+ years. Passionate about computers from an early age, Bill’s interest in technology gravitated to cars while he was in college. By obtaining a Certificate in Automotive Technology followed by a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State, Bill was able to fuse his interests into a car technology specialization and join the family business shortly thereafter.