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Jun 25, 2013

NJDEP Formally Supports NJGARP

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 who meet certain requirements by certifying them as “green” businesses.Recently, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued a Letter of Support from Assistant Commissioner Robert Marshall, recognizing both the Program and its current certified facilities, as well as lending increased credibility to the Program. We have attached a copy of the NJDEP Letter of Support to this NewsLetter.Dozens of facilities around the State have gone through the relatively painless process. Some were initially concerned with the length of the survey, thinking it would take too much time to complete. “Green” Certification is quick, inexpensive and worth every penny in marketing dollars.To date, the following NJ CAR members have been certified as “Green” by NJGARP:

BMW of Mount Laurel

Cherry Hill Volvo

Flemington BMW

Flemington Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac

Flemington Dodge Chrysler Jeep

Flemington Ford Lincoln

Flemington Infiniti

Flemington Nissan

Flemington Porsche Audi Volkswagen

Flemington Subaru

Holman Cadillac

Holman Ford Lincoln

Holman Infiniti

Holman Toyota Scion

Liberty Hyundai

Liberty Subaru

Madison Honda

Prestige Lexus

Prestige Mini

Route 23 Honda

Scion of Morristown

Smith Chrysler Jeep Dodge

Subaru of Morristown

Toyota of Morristown

Wayne Motors

NJCAR wants to see more dealers achieve this recognition, which can be used extensively in the dealers’ marketing. It’s as easy as:1. 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 $275 application fee, which will be 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 are officially certified. You’ll 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.For more information on NJGARP and the benefits of being certified “green,” visit the NJGARP website at: