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The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) proudly announces that City Auto Wreckers inc Aurora IL has met all requirements necessary and has earned the Association’s Certified Automotive Recycler (CAR) certification and has also taken the next step to become Gold Seal certified.

ARA members can earn the CAR designation only after completing specific criteria for general business practices, safety and environmental compliance. Earning the CAR designation is a lengthy process often requiring significant time, documentation, and employee training. Members receive their CAR certification only following extensive written and photographic documentation.

CAR certification reflects an automotive recycler’s total commitment to environmental protection and the operation of a professional, progressive auto recycling facility. Such environmental commitments include participation in the National Mercury Switch Removal Program, Storm Water Pollution Prevention and specialized training for handling hazardous materials. Federal, state and local regulatory agencies increasingly recognize CAR as an indicator of an auto recycler’s commitment to maintaining compliance with environmental and safety regulations. The CAR requirements set by ARA often exceed the requirements established by government agencies.

In addition, City Auto Wreckers has earned the Gold Seal certification for superior customer service. Participation in the Gold Seal program requires that the certified facility utilize industry standards for parts grading and provide written warranties on specific parts. Gold Seal certified members must also give the customer an optional way to provide customer feedback from their transaction. Gold Seal members are rated “Best in Class” for superior service and may earn this certification only after completing the initial CAR certification for environmental compliance and general business and safety practices.

ARA recognizes City Auto Wreckers as one of the automotive recycling industry’s top recycling facilities.

Since 1943, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) represents an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of “green” ROE- Recycled Original Equipment® and the proper recycling of inoperable motor vehicles. ARA represents the interests of over 4,500 auto recycling facilities in the United States and seventeen other countries around the world. With programs such as the Certified Automotive Recycler Program (CAR), Green Recycled Parts, and other partnerships, ARA members continue to provide consumers with quality, low-cost alternatives for vehicle replacement parts, while preserving our environment for a “green” tomorrow.

To learn more about the Association, visit ARA’s Home Page at or call (571) 208-0428.