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Motor vehicle repair centres can be challenging working environments to control risks generated from vehicle exhausts. In addition to fumes from vehicle exhausts, there are also other hazards from other processes that can prove challenging to manage exposure control from, such as welding, grinding and sanding.

Exhaust fumes are regularly overlooked as a hazard in automotive vehicle repair centres with many small, independent garages opting to leave doors open as the preferred method of ventilation. However, exposure to exhaust fumes can increase the risk of health problems and health effects with research proving that long-term exposure to exhaust fumes can cause profound health implications. Therefore, an auto shop exhaust ventilation system is recommended as the preferred solution

Vehicle Exhaust Extraction

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What Do The HSE Recommend?

HSE recommends that a vehicle extraction system is installed to control indoor air pollution and control exposure to diesel exhaust fumes. Automotive extraction systems are typically comprised of a flexible hose, that's connected to an exhaust nozzle to safely capture and remove fumes from the working environment.

In HSE 'HSG187: Control of Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions (DEEEs) in the workplace’ guidance, it is recommended that engineering controls, such as local exhaust ventilation (LEV) should enclose the exhaust pipe with a capture nozzle, where exhaust fumes are emitted to reduce exposure to DEEEs.

Whilst, In HSE HSG261: Health and Safety in Motor Vehicle Repair and Associated Industries guidance, it recommends that: "LEV is used wherever possible and always in confined locations.”

Diesel Engine Exhaust Fume (DEEEs) Extraction

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Vehicle Exhaust Extraction Mock Up

We've assembled lots of information about Exhaust Fume Extraction on our dedicated page. On here you'll find lots of helpful resources on how you can help your business provide a safe working environment for all staff and typically LEV solutions.


Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions are Carcinogenic

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IARC Monograph Mock-Up

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"There is sufficient evidence in humans for the carcinogenicity of diesel engine vehicle exhaust.”

Diesel & Gasoline Engine Exhausts and Some Nitroarenes: Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans (Volume 105) - World Health Organisation's (WHO) IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer (2014)


Garage Fume Extraction Solutions

With such a wide variety of different working processes and contaminants, there’s no one size that fits all. At Auto Extract Systems, we have a number of different vehicle exhaust extraction systems that our P602 LEV system design engineers can help specify and design a comprehensive LEV system that’s tailored to your exact requirements.

At Auto Extract Systems, we have a number of garage fume extraction systems to suit the requirements of your business. We are accustomed to helping all kinds of businesses, such as garages and fire stations, with vehicle exhaust extraction systems.

As part of our Installation Service, we supply and install the highest quality LEV equipment we’ve come across on the market today; that’s why we’re confident in offering a 12-month installations warranty with our installations.

Some of our most common solutions include:


Exhaust Hose Reels

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Exhaust Extraction Hose Reels

Exhaust hose reels are a very diverse and comprehensive diesel exhaust extraction system product for the motor vehicle repair industry; as they can be retrofitted in virtually any garage set up.

They provide a convenient vehicle exhaust fume solution when working with stationary vehicles. Exhaust hose reels allow you to provide a clean and trip hazard-free workspace when the local exhaust ventilation (LEV) extraction system isn't being used. Exhaust hose reels use a spring mechanism to help lower and raise the wound hose to and from reel to the exhaust.

We can also supply a motorised hose reel that used a radio controller to lower and raise the hose from the reels drum.


Hose Extraction Arms

Hose Extraction Arm Diesel Fume Extraction System
Hose Extraction Arm Diesel Fume Extraction System

Hose extraction arms are ideal for capturing fumes as part a complete vehicle exhaust ventilation system. These have proven to be a very popular and diverse product for our LEV installations as they provide at-source extraction and remove the pollutant from the workplace before it has the opportunity to dissipate into the workplace.


Portable Vehicle Exhaust Extraction Systems

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Portable Vehicle Exhaust Extraction Systems

The portable exhaust extraction units are an ideal garage fume extractor system for single bay MOT stations where a comprehensively installed local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system may not be economically or physically practical.


Articulating Boom Arms

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Articulating Boom Arms

Articulating boom arms allow articulation across a 16m working area and have a broad range of applications. Typically, boom swing arms are ideal for use in high-level buildings and those with crane tracks as they can cover a large area of a work bay yet are easily retracted when not in use. Articulated extraction arms provide an ideal solution for the military, plant and agricultural sectors.


Nozzle Selection
Nozzle Selection

We have a wide range of different vehicle exhaust nozzles that can be supplemented with a variety of different rubber nozzles or metal nozzles, or even a Y-piece splitter nozzle for twin exhaust vehicles.


Exhaust Hose

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Exhaust Hose

Crush-resistant vehicle exhaust hose is an essential piece of kit in any motor vehicle repair centre as it's used to transport toxic fumes (which contains carbon monoxide) from when vehicle's exhaust pipe through a fume extraction system to the atmosphere. It can also be an essential product for fire station exhaust extraction.

The car exhaust extraction hose has been specifically designed to be extremely flexible and crack resistant, without losing pressure. The flexible exhaust hose is resistant to the chemicals and pollutants in diesel and petrol fumes and can withstand temperatures of up to 170oC, making them ideal for all kinds of vehicle maintenance businesses.

We can also supply high-temperature exhaust hose is also available for large plant vehicles or regeneration processes where the temperature would exceed the capabilities of standard, 170oC exhaust hose temperature.


The Right Exhaust Extraction Solution for Your Needs

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Celebrating 20 Years In Business

Auto Extract Systems can help specify and design the right garage fume extractor products for your business's requirements. Over the last 20 years, we've helped thousands of businesses create dust and fume free workplaces. As experts in all things LEV, we can help your business become HSE COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulation 2002 compliant with a tailored LEV solution. We provide comprehensive design, installationcertification and maintenance services across a range of industry sectors.

We only use the highest quality products and installations come complete with a 12-month installation warranty. Find out more about our LEV Installations service.

To find out more about welding extraction and how we can help you find the right local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system for you and your business, head over to our News section. Request a FREE LEV site assessment today by clicking the button below, or call us on 01942 267444 or


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We'll call to arrange a convenient time and date to visit your site. We'll analyse your working processes, assess the substances used and the contaminants generated. We'll work out how best to control the dust and fume in a way that's in line with your COSHH risk assessment. Next, we'll design you a comprehensive LEV system that adheres to HSG258 guidance and send this you to via email.

We'll do all this to ensure we fully understand your dust and fume extraction requirements and help you to provide a pollution-free workplace!

This is an amazing service we do for thousands of businesses throughout the UK and Ireland every year. We work with such a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing, industrial, woodworking, pharmaceutical and automotive bodyshops to schools, colleges, fire stations and military establishments.

Request your FREE, no-obligation LEV site assessment today!



Vehicle Exhaust Extraction System Design

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Vehicle Exhaust Extraction System Design

Our range of vehicle exhaust extraction systems solutions are designed to improve the air quality in your workplace. By providing an LEV system, you're also providing clean air for your workforce. LEV systems typically include 4 core elements, these are:

  1. Capture hood
  2. Air cleaner
  3. Air mover 
  4. Discharge

Find out more in our 'What Does LEV Stand For?' blog, which details more about the different elements of what an LEV system entails and how prevention is key - in addition to what "LEV" stands for.


Checklist To Help You Choose The Right LEV Supplier

Checklist - How to Choose a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Supplier

Checklist - How to Choose a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Supplier

If you’re in the market for a new Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system, it can be a tough decision to decide which is the best LEV solutions provider to choose. We want to help, so we’ve assembled a checklist (and article) to help guide you to select the right LEV supplier for your business and requirements. Visit our article on How to Choose a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Supplier and download the checklist.


Learn How We Helped Businesses Like Yours

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To find out more about the latest exhaust fume extraction LEV installations we've been working on, check out our Case Studies section.

Visit our workshop dust extraction page to find out more about how we have helped businesses like yours.


We Have Vehicle Extraction Systems Solutions For...

  • Passenger Car Repairs
  • Commercial Vehicle Repairs
  • MOT Test Centres
  • Fire Stations
  • Airport Fire Stations
  • Car Bodyshops
  • Commercial Bodyshops
  • Maintenance and Groundcare
  • Railway and Locomotive
  • Motorsport
  • Military
  • Motorcycle
  • Agricultural
  • Coaches
  • Police Transport
  • Ambulance Transport
  • Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART) Centres
  • Car Manufacturing Plants
  • Motorsport Manufacturers
  • Agricultural Manufacturing

Why Work With Us?

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Celebrating 20 Years’ of Service

experts across multiple industries

Experts Across Multiple Industries

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High Quality LEV Design, Supply & Installation

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Fully Accredited With CHAS, ISO and More!

12 month installations warranty

12 Month Installations Warranty

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