Car service and repair garages have a regular requirement for spill control and containment. Spills and leaks are commonplace and adequate spill equipment is a must. Oil and petrol spills from engines and parts can create a dangerous working environment and can result in preventable accidents occurring.
Spills kits and absorbents are also used in motorsport, on and off track. On track oil spills are often absorbed using absorbent granules and spill kits are also carried on board rally cars. The governing body of motorsport in the UK, the MSA (Motor Sports Association) stipulate that for all multi venue stage rallies, all cars must carry an oil and fuel spill kit capable of absorbing spillages of up to 1.25 litres (Article J5.20.13).