Going Green

At High Tone Auto Body we are doing our part to protect the environment.  Below is a list of things we have done and are doing to help keep our shop running efficiently and effectively.

We Recycle:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Hazardous waste
  • Cardboard
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Plastic bottles
  • Newspaper
  • Office paper
  • Oil
  • Scrap metal & aluminum
  • Tires
  • Wheels

We Reuse:

  • A/C coolant gets cleaned and filtered on site by our recycler
  • Floor absorbent for minor spills
  • Packaging material
  • Plastic file folders job jackets
  • Repair damaged parts when applicable
  • Scrap paper

Auto Parts:

Auto recyclers allow both the public as well as body shops to purchase good used parts for resale. Some of the benefits of using a used part are:
The part was made by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM)

  • Part fit
  • Lower cost
  • Locating discontinued or hard to find parts
  • Helping the environment by reducing waste

Refurbished or Reconditioned Parts

Using either refurbished or reconditioned parts allows for recycling of already used parts. Some examples are listed below:

  • Bumper covers
  • Headlamps
  • Wheels

Lean Processes:

  • Inventory control
  • Scanning vs printing
  • E-mail vs. faxing
  • Minimal inventory of chemicals – buy only what we need
  • Lights out at lunch time and after hours
  • Programmable thermostats & water sprinkler system
  • Zeri-scape landscaping
  • Use of HVLP (high volume, low pressure) paint spray guns for maximum paint to panel efficiency
  • Regular maintenance of equipment to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Switched to the more energy efficient T8 fluorescent light bulbs & ballasts
  • Switched from PCB containing ballasts to non-PCB containing ballasts
  • Compliance with Local, State and Federal Regulations