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Ten More Dealerships Recognized As

Mar 15, 2010

The New Jersey Green Automotive Repair Program (NJGARP) recognized ten more dealerships as “Green” Automotive Repair Facilities at a meeting held at NJ CAR Headquarters on March 3, 2010. Launched last April during Earth Week, NJGARP has continued to grow throughout its first year. The Program was created to encourage all automotive repair facilities—including dealerships and independent repair facilities—to implement environmentally-friendly business practices and obtain certification as “green” businesses.The latest facilities to be recognized include:¨ Cherry Hill Volvo¨ Flemington Audi¨ Flemington BMW¨ Flemington Buick¨ Flemington Chrysler¨ Flemington Ford Lincoln Mercury¨ Flemington Infiniti¨ Flemington Nissan¨ Rossi Chevrolet Buick Pontiac GMC¨ Smith Motors

NJGARP is a partnership between the New Jersey Automobile Club (AAA-NJ), the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers (NJ CAR), the New Jersey Gasoline C-Store Automotive Association (NJGCA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), designed to foster greater implementation of “green” practices within the automotive repair sector, and to promote greater recognition of these practices among the citizens of New Jersey. To date, more than 20 facilities have been awarded “New Jersey Green Automotive Repair Program Certification” and recognition as “green” businesses. The fee structure is scheduled to be modified in the Spring, so we encourage all dealerships with an interest in being certified as “green” to conduct the free self-assessment, which addresses such areas as: pollution prevention and resource conservation measures; waste fluids management; energy and water conservation efforts; waste water reduction; recycling practices; and protection of customers and workers at the facility. If you find your facility meets the requirements to receive green certification, you can continue through the rest of the review and approval process at the existing fee schedule. If you elect to pursue certification, NJGARP committee members will schedule an on-site visit to verify your self-assessment results.How Does Your Facility Become Certified As A “Green” Facility?

t Download the checklist at and complete a self-assessment, which should take no more than a couple of hours—the most valuable time you’ll ever spend looking in virtually every corner of your facility’s operations.t If your facility scores at least 300 points on the survey, you may voluntarily elect to pursue certification. This would require you to submit your completed survey, along with the required Application Fee, detailed on the Application Packet available at Upon receipt of the completed Survey and Application Fee, NJGARP representatives will review your survey and schedule an on-site visit to verify the information you have provided.t Following the on-site review, and depending upon the number of points actually scored by your facility, the Council will either award “green certification” or inform you of the reason(s) why certification cannot be awarded. A second on-site visit will be scheduled within six months of the initial visit, at no additional charge. Please visit the Program’s Website at for more information and to download a copy of the checklist so you can conduct a self-evaluation. Facilities that fail to achieve the minimum 300 points for certification, after a second visit, will need to reapply at a later date.