According to the Automotive Information Council American DIYers are responsible for improperly ‘dumping’ twenty times more oil than the amount that was spilled by the tanker Exxon Valdez in Alaska
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
Pedata RV Center recommends that RVers remember to consider the needs of the environment when completing standard “do it yourself” (DIY) RV maintenance on their recreational vehicle. Most RV owners have a great love and appreciation for the outdoors and preservation is on their minds, but they aren’t aware of specific aspects of maintenance that require special handling in order to avoid harmful effects.
For instance, RV air conditioners contain CFCs (gases that have been implicated in the depletion of the ozone layer). According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), almost one third of the CFCs released into the atmosphere come from mobile air conditioners. Some leak out, but most escape during service or repair. Because of this, it is very important that air conditioner service and repair is performed by a qualified technician certified to handle/recycle refrigerants. In addition to CFCs, there are other harmful products that require proper disposal during recreational vehicle maintenance.
DIYers should be aware of the proper disposal methods for: motor oil, anti-freeze/coolant, tires, old batteries, etc. Pedata RV Center recommends checking with nearby repair facilities, as many will accept these items. RVers can also call local municipal or country government for recycling sites. These products should never be disposed of on the ground, in open water sources, etc.
Gerard Pedata of Pedata RV Center said, “According to the Automotive Information Council American DIYers are responsible for improperly ‘dumping’ twenty times more oil than the amount that was spilled by the tanker Exxon Valdez in Alaska. The only way to decrease the damage that is being done is by increasing consumer knowledge.”
As a great lover of all things outdoors, Pedata RV Center urges all RVers to ask questions and know the basics when it comes to proper DIY RV maintenance and product disposal.
Pedata RV Center sells used RVs, travel trailers, fifth wheels, campers, and motor homes. Their full inventory is accessible online and due to their low overhead costs they are able to offer competitive pricing in their industry. Easy access to industry and recreational vehicle information allows consumers to have access to the specific knowledge they need to ensure their purchase results in long-term satisfaction.