Environmental Awareness at Precision Auto

Germantown’s “Green” Choice for Auto Repair

Precision Auto strives to be environmentally friendly every day. Please take a look at what our shop does to help!


Items we recycle (either pay to have it picked up or take to a recycling facility):

  • Used oil
  • Used oil filters
  • Used antifreeze
  • Scrap metal (steel, aluminum, cast iron)
  • Used batteries
  • Used tires
  • Used solvents
  • Mixed paper
  • Cardboard
  • Bottles (plastic and glass)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Toner and ink cartridges
  • Electronic and computer equipment
  • Yard trim (grass clippings, leaves, etc.)

Efforts To Reduce Paper Usage

  • Use email to send customer reminders, estimates and newsletters.
  • Eliminate paper copies of training materials, subscriptions, catalogs, newspapers and phonebooks, etc. by switching to online sources.
  • Use a bulletin board/dry erase board for internal memos and announcements.
  • Encourage team members to utilize reusable kitchenware (cups, coffee mugs, utensils, etc.)
  • Install air hand dryers in the restroom.
  • For drafts and internal documents, print on the backside of previously printed paper.

Steps We Take:

  • Maintain an elaborate storm water management system that is professionally cleaned and inspected yearly by Montgomery County.
  • Established a “ground staining” inspection routine in our parking areas to promptly identify and clean up oil and chemicals which may be leaked by customer’s vehicles.
  • No underground storage tanks of any kind.
  • Keep parking area, dumpsters, and green space free of litter, debris and other contaminants.
  • Provide a smoke free environment for our customers and team members.
  • Use pump spray bottles instead of aerosol products whenever possible.
  • Participate in cooperative purchasing programs with other automotive businesses.
  • Use lighting controls such as timers and photocells to conserve electricity.
  • Use programmable thermostats to automatically regulate thermostat settings. This reduces energy used when the building is unoccupied.
  • Keep all company vehicles well-maintained to minimize emissions.