Environmental Responsibility

Bowest Motors endeavours to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. Where possible, we are moving towards using biodegradable solvents and cleaners, recycled materials, and try to minimize our waste production and energy consumption. We ensure all of our used motor oil and other fluids are recycled appropriately, as are any used tires, parts, and supplies we accumulate. We predominantly use lead free wheel weights on all tire changes and encourage the use of re-refined oils and fluids. We work closely with our customers to maintain their vehicles in top operating condition to ensure maximum efficiency for their daily driven vehicles.

We are located on a bus route into downtown so our customer’s can easily access public transit using complementary transit tickets we provide while their vehicle is being repaired. We also have bike lanes on Bowness Road that can connect with the regional pathway system which provides access throughout the city by bicycle. We offer complimentary cruiser bikes for our customers during the summer months should they wish to take advantage of this great feature of our community. By virtue of locating our business in the community we live, we are able to walk to work, and ride our bikes to the local coffee shop.

We believe in repurposing old machinery in creating our custom art pieces and rides. In the Adventure Logistics expedition 4×4 division, we promote sustainable trail use, the Tread Lightly philosophy, and local advocacy for the responsible use of our recreational lands. We participate in local trail runs with an emphasis on care and respect for the trails and landscape and help out with maintenance and cleanup of heavily used sites.

We do build performance oriented vehicles and show pieces. While these are not, by their nature, environmentally friendly, we encourage environmental responsibility in those areas where we can make a significant difference over our competitors in our market segment. We also encourage the use of alternative fuels like biodiesel and wood gasification in some of our creations.

We support local environmental and community initiatives by donating $1 from every oil change to local groups that support the community we are part of.