Green Auto Repair News

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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Massena Village Planning Board approves auto repair shop site plan
MASSENA — Nearly 20 years after being granted a use variance to operate an auto repair shop in the village of Massena, Bruce Green and Bruce Green II have had their site plan approved by village officials. The Massena Village Planning Board gave ...

Cops: Norristown woman calls police, gets arrested
The Times Herald
When he went into the garage to investigate, he found that two dirt bikes, a yellow and black Kawasaki and a green and black Honda, were stolen. ... Some of the rims were resold to an auto repair shop in Bridgeport by a man fitting the suspect's ...

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Lake Monticello communications disrupted
The Daily Progress
Our Service and Fabrication Departments provide “white glove” service to every customer including Virginia State Inspections, Maintenance, Repairs and custom fabrication of both steel and aluminum products. ... In October 2010, Rule Auto became Valley ...

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Hays County couple sues over allegedly botched repair job
Southeast Texas Record
After several alleged promises by adjusters Ralph Villapando and Brian Garrett to review the file and take a look at the car, the couple says Allstate eventually told them on April 28 that there was nothing the company could do. The Harrisons say they ...

Shop Class Not for Slackers as Mechanic Out-Earns Peers
Then when Fischbach was still a junior, a local auto dealer desperate for mechanics hired him as an apprentice in the service bay. Now he's earning about three times as much as the average 19-year-old high school grad and slightly more than the ...

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