Building a Greener Tomorrow

CAR Legislative victory recognized in ‘Locator’ magazine

Recently CAR President Ryan Hochmiller was interviewed for an article in the August edition of The Locator for our successful support of HB1299 which was a consumer safety for Colorado.  Click here to check out the article.  This is good exposure for our association on the national level.

Check out the newest edition of the CAR Newsletter

The newest edition of the CAR Newsletter is hot off the presses!! Click here to check out the latest CAR News.

Members Only Page: Valuable Information for CAR Members Only!


CAR has been making improvements to the website to better serve the need of our members.  One of these is the addition of a ‘Members Only’ section.  This section contains information and services that can help you to connect with other members to communicate information and share ideas.  Some of the features of this section include:

•    Access to information on Board activities including legislative updates.
•    The CAR newsletter is available providing important information to our members.
•    The Members Only Forum – designed to share information with all members in one easy to to use location.

When originally designed the page assigned a numeric user ID for those that registered.  The page has been update to allow those that wish to choose a more user friendly user ID to create one that is easier to remember!  Just go the registration link and create your new user id.

To sign up or to update your login click here and start sharing in the fun.

If you are already registered please click here and check out the information and applications available.


HB 1299 is now Colorado law



Through the efforts of the CAR Board of Directors and all of our members that reached out to their state representatives and senators HB 1299 was signed into law effective immediately on Friday, April 25, 2014.

To read more about our successful efforts and to find out how it effects our members click here to read more. CAR President Ryan Hochmiller explains in a letter to all members how we were able to get this passed despite strong opposition from the insurance lobby.


Why Recycled Parts?

There are countless advantages to buying recycled parts, over purchasing new parts. According to sources, the availability of quality competitive replacement parts saved consumers over $2.2 billion dollars in insurance costs per year. Alternative collision repair parts are anywhere from 26 to 50 percent less expensive than parts issued by automobile companies and also often have longer warranties. The availability of quality alternative collision parts means fewer delays in repairs, which gets consumers and business vehicles back on the road faster. LEARN MORE

Get Involved

Stormwater Permits, legislative bills, third party lawsuits, regulations hindering recyclers…There are so many important issues we must constantly stay on top of, and you can get involved first and foremost by joining our e-mail list to the right of this page! Remember, we are part of the solution to a cleaner environment! LEARN MORE


Our members are held to the highest standards in the State of Colorado, and have some of the best business practices in the country. We are continually striving to protect the environment and create awareness, while encouraging profitable and safe businesses. LEARN MORE

This Month’s Featured Member

Central Foreign Auto Parts was established in 1977 and grew more successful and refined each year under the entrepreneurial eye of owner Larry Silver. Larry was the son of a small business owner and understood the importance of ethics and honesty in business. Early on, Larry established that top quality parts would be the focus of the company. On that principle, Central Foreign Auto Parts has built a reputation that is second to none in the Denver Metro Area. You can tell quality is job one at Central Foreign and that’s how they’ve become “Denver’s Leader in Import Auto Parts”! All of their engines and transmissions are run and tested for quality before they’re sold to customers. That’s how Central Foreign can provide customers with the best warranties available. And all of there parts go through a 4-Point inspection process and grading, then are entered into a state of the art inventory system to make sure the sales people can accurately describe inventory to there valued customers. Upon purchase, parts are washed and are available for pick-up or delivery.  LEARN MORE !