Engine Reconditioning Repairer

Engine reconditioning repairers are one of the biggest energy users amongst the automotive industry with lighting, heating ventilation and air conditioning and the air compressor being the major contributors. An audit of engine reconditioning workshops identified that an average engine reconditioning workshop uses 109,775 kWh of electricity per year. That is a cost of $26,383, slightly more than the industry average.

There are many energy saving opportunities that can be made, which could potentially save businesses hundreds of dollars.

Quick tips to manage your major energy contributors:


  • Install timers or sensors on your lighting
  • Regularly clean skylights
  • Display signs to remind workers to switch off the lights


  • Rest your thermostats
  • Program HVAC controllers to match operating hours
  • Draught proof doors and windows


  • Ensure regular maintenance and check for leaks
  • Purchase an air compressor that is the right size for your business needs
  • Turn the air compressor off when not required or install a timed switch

To access the engine reconditioning workshop fact sheet for more information and recommendations click here.