New Year, New Initiative: Helping Your Auto Shop Go Green

Across the country, business owners are working towards operating in a more eco-friendly manner – hoping to leave behind less of a carbon footprint. As a garage or auto body shop, you may not think that going green is necessarily a priority, however many garage owners have found their newfound eco-friendly procedures to not only be good for the environment but also good for their business. Garage owners have found that the cost savings involved, resulting from successful green policies and regulations, greatly outweigh any push back that may have initiated when the decision was first made to make the green switch.

Interested in making the green switch yourself? Below are 3 easy ways you can implement eco-friendly practices at your garage or auto body shop:

1. Recycle. It’s as simple as that. There are a variety of things that can be recycled in an auto body shop, from: anti-freeze, oil filters, batteries, steel, transmission fluid, brake fluid and beyond. There a several companies who will come and collect your shop’s recycled goods either weekly or monthly, as well as provide you with easy-to-use collection tools for storing items prior to pickup.

2. Get the lead out. You’re average vehicle contains between 200 and 250 grams of lead in wheel weights. Much of this is released out into the environment during normal driving; however to reduce the pollution affects, steel and zinc wheel weights can be supplemented.

3. Use Green Products. Specifically when it comes to detailing and cleaning, there are a variety of eco-industrial products your garage can choose from. For example, Wurth’s Greeline offers powerful cleaning solutions such as industrial degreaser and metal polish that are all 100% green. Avoid using harsh cleaners and chemicals whenever necessary.

When it comes to improving the profitability and overall health of your garage or auto body shop, going green can help produce significant results. Remember though that proactively protecting your commercial venture begins with securing comprehensive garage insurance. Our inclusive coverage solutions can provide you with a multitude of protection including: garage liability, garagekeepers coverage, commercial property, auto coverage, equipment and tools, workers comp, business interruption and more.

At Wolpert Insurance, we offer a unique variety of safety, compliance, and risk management tools to enable you to run your business safer and be more profitable. Interested in learning more about our garage insurance coverage? Contact Wolpert Insurance today for a free commercial insurance quote!