Green Auto Repair News

Body Shop Pollution
GreenRepairNow.com

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
GreenRepairNow.com

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
GreenRepairNow.com

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
GreenRepairNow.com

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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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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The Cheat Sheet

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 ...


TBO.com

Trash talking: Land O' Lakes family says businesses ignore recycling rules
TBO.com
Peter Inhofer shows refuse blown into the yard of his business, Lakes Auto, from Land O' Lakes Recycling. Unshredded papers, a variety of ... Greg Conaty, whose father started Land O' Lakes Recycling in 1971, said he runs a green business that employs ...


Axalta Wins Green Repair Innovative Product Award in China
Finances.com
Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE:AXTA) , a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has won the Green Repair Innovative Product Award from one of China's leading automotive publications, Auto Maintenance & Repair Magazine, recognizing ...

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Wired

7 Ways Design's Future Is Actually Rooted in the Past
Wired
To the surprise of his community, Kéré decided to use clay bricks as the main building material in lieu of a more technologically advanced method. “They must have thought, are you crazy?” Green says. “But he was wise because he knew local artisans knew ...