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Good for the Environment, Great for Your Car!

Drive away a little ‘greener.’

No matter what color you come in with, you’re leaving our collision shop a little ‘greener.’ That’s because we use high quality DuPont Cromax® Pro waterborne products that emit less volatile organic compounds than traditional solvent borne products.

Although waterborne paint is not yet required in Oregon, we believe in doing our part to reduce VOC emissions and protect the environment.

Serving You and Our Environment.

We believe that being a responsible steward of the planet goes hand in hand with being technologically innovative. Sikkens Autowave is a superior auto paint whose goal, like ours, is protecting the environment every day. Serving customers like you means delivering exceptional results in ways that are environmentally responsible.

What’s the Difference?

If you’ve heard of “waterborne” and “solvent-borne” paints you’ve probably wondered how they are different, and if choosing one means better results and the other means it is safer for the environment.
Solvent-based coatings use chemical compounds as the main solvent for thinning pigment solids. Although effective, this method releases Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) into the atmosphere. Waterborne coatings use water as the primary solvent which greatly reduces VOC emissions.

The Informed Choice.

By becoming a customer at A Street Automotive & Collision, you are making an informed choice—we are the first shop in the area to successfully make the switch to a waterborne paint system. We hope that by setting the bar high when it comes to environmental responsibility, others will begin to follow our lead.

You can feel proud when your vehicle is repaired at A Street Automotive using Sikkens Autowave, a waterborne paint system that is fully compliant with the strictest legislative regulations. We’d like to thank you for the important role you’re playing in protecting the environment.

Please be Gentle with the Environment.

We can help! We recycle and dispose of waste products in the most environmentally friendly way.

It is no secret that almost any liquid or expendable material used in a automobile is in someway harmful to the environment. At A Street we are sensitive to this issue and willingly take all necessary steps to recycle and dispose of waste products in the most environmentally friendly way.

The products that can not be recycled or reused must be hauled away for proper disposal at heavy expense. To offset this expense we must charge a hazardous waste fee to our customers. Proper handling of waste will always assure that there is a stable environment for the future of us all.

We would like to thank our customers and the auto industry for assuring that all waste is disposed of properly.