Due to the collaborative effort of everyone here at The Driving Machine, we are being honored by the Santa Clara County Green Business Program tonight. We are the only automotive shop in the City of Cupertino to currently have the Bay Area Green Business designation. The ceremony this evening will include other businesses throughout Santa Clara County.
When it comes to running a clean shop, we want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. We are alway trying our best to use resources responsibly, as well as properly disposing or recycling potential pollutants. You should also know that regular inspections by the appropriate County and City agencies have been routine, since the doors opened 26 years ago.
So, if you are looking for a shop to take your “other car”, (and it’s not a BMW or Mini), you may want to look at whether or not it’s a Bay Area Green Business. It’s just another qualifier for you as a consumer to use. For example another qualifier would be ASE for training and education, and ASCCA for a shop that is operated under a strict Code of Ethics.
Your shop should also have a certification from the Environmental Health Department, and it is mandatory that each repair location, (or smog station), be licensed not just by the local city, but by The State of California, Bureau of Automotive Repair.