Established in 1994, the CAR program was created to produce a set of standards for general business practices as well as environmental and safety issues and to provide guidance for member facilities in adhering to these standards. This program is one of the cornerstones of our association as the facilities participating strive to put forward quality service and parts for the professional automotive recycling industry.
CAR PROGRAM FEATURES & NEWS
NEW! The CAR Program has recently released the Torch-use Education & Orientation Protocol. Due to an impressive number of accidents that occur each year as a result of the improper use of the cutting torch in the automotive recycling industry, the ARA CAR committee instituted the mandatory standard that all CAR facilities administer and sign the Torch-use Protocol prior to the employee's use of the cutting torch. Because of the serious dangers associated with the cutting torch, the committee strongly recommends that automotive facilities make every effort to eliminate or restrict use the use of the cutting torch. In such cases as the facilities need to use the cutting torch, the CAR Committee has made every effort to educate and inform the user on the proper use, handling and dangers associated with the cutting torch. You may download and print the CAR Torch-use Education & Orientation Protocol here.
Now, more than ever, there's no excuse not to participate in ARA's Certified Automotive Recycler (C.A.R.) Program. We've Enhanced the Program Benefits to Make the Program Even Better for You, the ARA Member.
The ARA Gold Seal program, available only to those ARA members who have completed CAR certification, ensures excellence in customer satisfaction through improved customer service, quality parts with accurate descriptions, reliable on-time deliveries and written product warranties.
With the new addition of the customer complaint system, minimum CSI score standards, mechanical parts warranty, and the requirement of all Gold Seal members to use the ARA parts grading system, why would you buy recycled automotive parts from anyone else?
Established by ARA with an endorsement from the Automotive Service Association (ASA), the program allows recyclers to join forces to take a proactive stance to improve quality and increase customer satisfaction.