Vehicle Service

Commitment to Sustainability

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"The true wealth of a nation is not its gold and silver, but the creative genius of its people." 
The Mother 
How Auroville Maintains its Vehicles

Auroville, the "City of Dawn," is known for its dedication to peace, harmony, and environmental consciousness. This philosophy extends to all aspects of life within the community, including the service of vehicles. While Auroville itself may not have a bustling car culture, residents still rely on vehicles for transportation. Here's a breakdown of how sustainable approaches keep these vehicles running smoothly.

Sustainable Practices at Auroville Vehicle Service (AVS):

The in-house Auroville Vehicle Service (AVS) workshop prioritizes minimizing its environmental impact through several practices:

  • Responsible Waste Management: AVS focuses on minimizing waste generated during repairs. This involves practices like:
  • Reusing parts whenever possible.
  • Responsibly recycling or disposing of used oils and fluids.
  • Utilizing biodegradable cleaning products.
  • Exploration of Eco-Friendly Alternatives: As technology advances, AVS explores incorporating eco-friendly parts or lubricants into their service routines. This could include using:
  • Bio-based oils.
  • Recycled components.
  • Parts designed for extended vehicle life.

Resourceful Repair Techniques:

Going beyond just fixing problems, AVS emphasizes extending the lifespan of vehicles through skilled repairs and preventative maintenance:

  • Skilled Mechanics: Experienced mechanics can diagnose issues early on, preventing minor problems from becoming expensive repairs. This saves money and reduces the need for replacement parts, minimizing environmental impact.
  • Preventative Maintenance: Encouraging regular maintenance routines like oil changes, filter replacements, and tune-ups can help keep vehicles running smoothly for longer. This proactive approach reduces wear and tear, minimizing the need for future repairs and extending the overall life of the vehicle.

Aligning with Auroville's Vision:

While Sri Aurobindo and the Mother may not have explicitly addressed vehicle service, their core principles of mindful action and environmental responsibility resonate with Auroville's approach. By prioritizing sustainability and resourcefulness, AVS contributes to Auroville's vision of living in harmony with nature. This translates to minimizing the environmental footprint associated with transportation within the community.

Additional Options for Auroville Residents:

For those requiring immediate service or specialized repairs beyond AVS's scope, several independent mechanics operate within Auroville. These mechanics may offer:

  • A wider range of services, potentially including repairs for specific vehicle types.
  • Extended hours compared to AVS.

By understanding the options available, Auroville residents can make informed choices that align with their vehicle needs and the community's commitment to sustainability.

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