Repairing Auto-body Repair

Snowstorms across South Jersey a boon for car washes, not so for auto repair garages

Eliminating these benefits the customers and the environment, but actually benefits the employees more than anyone, who have daily, acute exposure to the toxins. Andres hopes that he can not only offer a better product to customers but also that by making a profitable, eco-friendly body shop, he will force other shops to clean up their act too in order to compete. The shop offers a 5 year warranty on the paint job, proving that they stand by their eco-product and that it can compete with other methods. So how did Andres do it? Well, partly by redesigning the shop and inventing several collection and filtration systems to complete his vision. Aside from the usual recycling, and changing out lightbulbs and other common-place "green" practices, the shop deconstructed auto-body repair to pinpoint areas to improve. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Tracy Ushler, owner of Ushlers East Side Auto Body, in Millville, said numbers are up about 10 percent lately. But thats not an indicator that this has been an exceptional winter for business, she said. Its hard to tell if its really more than most winters, said Ushler from her shop just off East Broad Street in the Holly City. We probably wont see a real fluctuation until about late March or early April. People are waiting for the weather to clear up before getting estimates. Those who dont wait often come in to repair damage from small fender benders, where people slide into the cars in front of them, Ushler said. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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