Eco-Friendly Green Auto Repair
Sharp Transmission is proud to be the leading Green auto repair shop serving the Kingston and greater Ulster County New York area. We have accomplished our reputation as a leading green auto repair shop by implementing a variety of maintenance and service practices that help us provide cost-effective and reasonable ways to protect our environment and conserve valued resources in the process. Our effort to be a green auto repair shop have involved examining a variety of our day to day operations, including how we manage our office, parts management, housekeeping, cleaning and degreasing equipment & parts, recycling fluids, and best energy-use policies intended to prevent or reduce pollution. Listed below are some of the ways we have achieved our status as the leading green auto repair shop in Kingston.
Sharp Transmission is proud to now offer chemical-free bioremediation for parts cleaning at our Kingston New York auto repair shop! Bioremediation is nature's way of cleaning up. Technically, it is the accelerated breakdown of organic compounds through the use of enzymes, bacteria, or fungi. It's a safe, environmentally-friendly way to handle many kinds of hazardous waste and is supported by the EPA as a viable solution for cleanup of oil spills and other contaminants. This almost completely eliminates the need for aerosol and chemical parts cleaners!
All coolant used at our Kingston area auto repair shop is reprocessed by New Cool and is recycled into new coolant sold as brand name Trinity. The small percentage of coolant that is left over by this process is recycled as roofing tar. (More information)
Waste Oil & Oil Filters
Oil and oil filters are both recycled at Sharp Transmission - completely reprocessed in an environmentally responsible manner. Oil is recycled into fuel oil and metal filters are cleaned completely recycled.
Trash & Waste
Steel and auto parts from our Green auto repair shop in Kingston are 100% recycled with our core return program and scrap steel collection. All paper is recycled and repurposed to minimize landfill impact.
The restroom at Sharp Transmission is equipped with low-flow sinks and toilets, and we use only organic cleansers and soaps supplied by Amway Corporation. Our reception area is lit with low-power florescent lights (only when necessary) and kept cool with natural air conditioning. Toner and printer inks are recycled or on refill programs, recycled paper products are purchased whenever available. Computers are kept in "power-saver" mode during office hours and are turned off completely whenever they are not in use. Local products and services are used whenever possible.
Our auto repair shop uses only washable and reusable rags, and our laundry service was chosen for its low energy/ low water cleaning methods.
The flashlights used in our auto repair shop in Kingston are rechargeable, cutting down dramatically on battery consumption.
We are working to provide standardized information to educate customers on storm water damage due to oil leaks and air quality damage due to incorrect engine operation and defective smog devices. In addition, Sharp Transmission is always happy to guide and advise customers on how to get the most fuel efficient performance out of their vehicle.