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Body Shop Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency produced a community information sheet about body shop pollution. This helped to lead many repair shops to start working toward becoming more environmentally friendly. Here is the sheet for you to learn from as well.

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Pollution-Related Deaths

Often we thing of being green as something that helps the enviroment be better. And this is true, but around the world pollution is not something that just causes trees to die, but real people. By choosing a green auto repair shop you might not be saving a life, but you are becoming part of the solution instead of causing just a little more damage. Science Daily has the story.

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Dirtiest Air in America, 1969

Chattanooga has fought hard over the recent years to clean the air you and I breathe every second. It has not always been that way.  The Realty Times takes a look back into the past.

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More Getting Trained with Waterborne

There are even more repair shops discovering the benefits of using waterborne paint. The company PPG Automotive Refinish says that "more than 10,000 technicians" are now trained to use waterborne paints. We here at Green Repair Now are excited about the prospect of more shops using environmentally friendly paints. Together we can increase the rate at which we decrease our CO2 emissions.

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Why Hybrid Car Repair Costs Continue to Fall
The Cheat Sheet
Like Mercedes mechanics in the 1980s, hybrid and electric vehicle repair experts have been harder to find in recent years, and that left green car drivers with higher repair bills than they would have had with a standard gas car. According to a CarMD ...

Akron Beacon Journal

Startup auto-repair shop seeks to give charities a lift
Akron Beacon Journal
Owner Jon Dresser said a top goal is to improve people's perceptions of automotive repair shops. The business slogan is, “We're not ... Employees at Five Guys, including Dresser, have done volunteer work at the food bank, Green said. Green said she has ...

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Montoya holds off teammate Power for second Indianapolis 500 win
Sacramento Bee
2 Chevrolet for Penske, overcame adversity in this prestigious 500-mile race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he had fallen all the way back to 30th in the 33-car field due to rear wing damage he sustained on his car when he had made contact with ...

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The Latest: Carl Edwards wins NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600
Washington Post
Race car owner Joe Gibbs said Denny Hamlin was treated for dehydration and released from the infield care center after the Coca-Cola 600. Hamlin was leading the race with about 50 laps to go when he radioed into his pit crew ... Hamlin had to give up ...
The Latest: Johnson, Harvick favorites for NASCAR's 600Ledger Independent

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The envelope please…!
Ocala (blog)
The business environment was professional as well, neat and organized. Auto repair shops had brightly painted clean floors, tools were all in racks or boxes, no loose parts or waste were left laying about. Offices had clean desks, no piles ...