Image of Man fixing propane car.Propane autogas is growing in popularity. And more and more companies are turning to it to fuel their fleets because of lower operating costs and better starting in cold weather. So, if your auto repair and maintenance facility is thinking of adapting to meet the growing needs of propane vehicles, you’re ahead of the curve. Just follow these steps to do it safely, courtesy of this Propane.com video.

 

Compliance

Turning your facility into an autogas repair and maintenance facility is easy. If you meet current gas and diesel requirements, you also meet current autogas requirements. All that’s missing is some specialized equipment and employee training. Check with your state and local governments, fire marshalls, and building code officials to see if they have any additional requirements you’ll need to meet.

Protective Equipment

Though propane is safe, it does come with the need for safety precautions by your staff. These include gloves resistance to the cold temperatures of autogas in its liquid form, eye protection, and fire extinguishers. Employees should also be trained on safety procedures including where the fire extinguishers are located, how to detect a leak, and what to do in case of one.

Frequent Maintenance

Corrosion of fuel lines can cause potentially dangerous leaks. But maintenance of the fuel lines can stop a small leak before it turns into a large problem.

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