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It’s Easier And Less Expensive Than Ever To Become GREEN Certified

Jul 22, 2014

Application Fee Reduced To $100 For August And September

The New Jersey Green Automotive Repair Program (NJGARP) was created to encourage all automotive repair facilities to implement environmentally-friendly business practices and recognize those facilities that meet certain requirements by certifying them as “green” businesses. Dozens of facilities around the State have gone through the relatively painless process. While the survey is detailed, much of the information it measures are things that a Dealer or Service Manager would know off the top of their head. There are a couple of items that might require a little research, but the hour or two it takes to go through the free self-assessment survey will be well-spent looking in every nook and cranny of your facility.And now NJGARP has made it more affordable than ever to become “green” certified. Any facility that completes the survey and applies for green certification during the months of August and September, will have the application fee reduced to $100 (from the normal $275 fee).NJCAR wants to see as many dealers as possible achieve this honor, which can be used extensively in the dealers’ marketing. It’s easy. Go to the NJGARP website:

  1. Download and complete the free self-assessment survey. It doesn’t cost a dollar to see where your facility is strong and where it may need improvement to be certified as a “green” facility.

  2. If you meet the point threshold for green certification, send in your completed survey with a $100 application fee, which is applied toward your Review Fee, if you are certified.

  3. An NJGARP representative will complete a brief, on-site review, working around YOUR schedule. If your facility passes, you pay your Review Fee (an additional $125 to $325, based on the number of service bays in the facility) and become officially certified.

Your dealership will be added to the NJGARP Website of certified facilities, mirrored on the NJDEP Website and will receive a variety of marketing materials so you can make sure your current and prospective customers know you are a certified “green” facility.