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CARSTAR Gives Back to the Environment this Earth Day

HAMILTON, ON (April 16, 2019) – CARSTAR, North America’s leading provider of premier collision repairs, is giving back to the environment for its April 30th anniversary celebration.

CARSTAR is planting trees in both its Canadian and U.S. head office locations, Hamilton, Ontario and Charlotte, North Carolina. Planting mature trees in Hamilton to increase their likelihood of survival and planting trees in Charlotte along the Little Sugar Creek to help reduce flooding and keep the stream cool is the goal of CARSTAR’s contribution.

“One of the founding pillars of CARSTAR is to give back to the communities we work and live in, which includes the environment,” says Michael Macaluso, president, CARSTAR. “Our aim with the April celebration of our 30th anniversary is to positively impact our head office cities, Hamilton and Charlotte, on top of our continued sustainability efforts across North America.”

Throughout the year, CARSTAR locations in both Canada and the U.S. do what they can to help minimize their environmental footprint. A few of CARSTAR’s conservations efforts include using recycled parts when the repair process allows, hosting community clean-up days, embracing technology to eliminate paper usage, recycling materials like tires or paint thinners, using energy efficient equipment like specialized spray guns and even installing new LED lighting to reduce energy consumption, among others.

“As a small business owner, it really is a no brainer for us to implement energy efficient systems into our store because it saves us money while also reducing our carbon footprint,” says Dennis Carlini, owner, CARSTAR Windsor, CARSTAR Express Tecumseh Road West, CARSTAR Chatham, CARSTAR LaSalle. “I am definitely not the only CARSTAR storeowner incorporating steps like recycling parts or installing energy efficient lighting into the repair process because it really just makes sense for our business and the environment.” The CARSTAR tree planting is a part of the yearlong celebration of its 30th anniversary in North America. Each month, the CARSTAR family is doing something unique to thank the many communities, franchise partners and industry partners for their continued support throughout its 30th years of business.

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CARSTAR is North America’s largest network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities with more than 600 locations in 35 states and 10 Canadian provinces. A part of the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands, CARSTAR delivers national scale, premier vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, CARSTAR has maintained its commitment to give back to the communities it serves through a variety of fundraising initiatives, including raising over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit and and follow on Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchise partners and interested parties should contact 844-906-9764.

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