National Automotive Repair is the first independent auto repair shop in the Phoenix area to gain the industry eco-friendly “Green Garage Shop” designation.
National Automotive Repair has been an established auto repair shop in North Central Phoenix for over 16 years. The shop has always maintained an A+ rating with the BBB and in 2012 was a finalist for the BBB’s Business Ethics award. Aligning itself with industry organizations and designations has always been an important part of building a solid reputation for NAR. “Consumers look to ratings from the BBB and affiliations such as us being a Napa Auto Care
Center when choosing an auto repair shop to do business with. Building a relationship on trust is important to consumers and we build that foundation with our words and actions. Having a solid reputation by combining that and our affiliations is huge to our customer base”, says Randy McLaughlin, owner of NAR. “Attaining the Green Garage Shop credential is just another way for us to show our customers, both old and new, that we care about our reputation and this one allows us to showcase what we do to keep the shop eco-friendly for them, our employees and the environment.”
The Green Garage designation was developed in spring of 2012 as a way to educate independent auto repair shops on simple measures it can take to make a huge difference in the caring of the environment. The website is also the go to website to shop owners of larger eco-friendly programs that will take them to the next level such as the Arizona Green Business Automotive Program thru the ADEQ. Although this program more costly and is specific to ASA and ASA members, it is a great program to take shops to the next level of being “green”.
The Green Garage designation is an auto repair shops first step into attaining recognition for being environmentally responsible. In order to qualify you must:
- Comply with all federal and state environmental guidelines and regulations
- Recycle oil, antifreeze, oil filters and solvent
- Reduce waste by reducing use of paper
- Recycling metal scraps (steel, aluminum, copper)
- Use recycled products and parts where appropriate
“We were doing all of these things already in our shop, but it was great to get additional information on what more we could do to protect our environment or what additional programs were available”. We now have www.greengarageshops to go to for support and direction.
National Automotive Repair is also a “Top Shop” with RepairPal, an ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Shop and a member of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. You can reach Randy and his crew at 602-910-0801 or visit the shop at 2723 W. Sweetwater Ave, Phoenix AZ 85029. www.NARepair.com
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