Oil on the Garage Floor?


How to Remove an Oil Spot from Your Garage Floor

Oil stains on your garage floor don’t look good and can easily be tracked into your house by kids and pets. Here are some easy tips for cleaning these tough stains.

The first step is to remove any excess. The easiest way to do this is to put sawdust or clean kitty litter on the spot to absorb the extra oil. Once you’ve put down a thick layer of the sawdust or litter, stand on top of it to help push the material into the oil. Once that has absorbed as much as it can, remove the sawdust or litter and dispose of properly.

You know how Coke can help clean the battery acid off a car battery? Well, this bubbly, caramel-colored, phosphoric-acid goodness also works wonders on oil. Pour some Coke (or Pepsi if you prefer) on the grease spot and let it sit overnight.

The next morning, wipe up the remaining Coke. Next, wash the spot with a mixture of 1/3 cup of liquid dish soap with three cups of warm, tap water. Rinse the spot thoroughly with a hose and your garage floor should be back to good as new.

One final tip, if your vehicle is leaking oil, please give our service department a call at (866) 900-8854 so you can avoid future garage floor oil spots.

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