Australian Certified Automotive Recycler


Differentiate your business

Display the prominent AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLER (A-CAR) signage on your business, your website and stationery.

Evidence to the community your professionalism;

Improve your business insurability;

Improve your quality control – Improve your profitability;

Evidence to insurance companies, crash repairers and mechanical repairers that the Parts they are buying from CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLERS meet relevant quality and safety standards;

Show leadership within our Industry.

Credibility of scheme

The credibility of a certification program depends entirely on its ability to enforce its standards


How is the Australian CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLER (A-CAR) program enforced?

  1. By establishing a clear Agreement between the business and the Scheme which will specify that non-compliance will result in withdrawal of Certification;
  2. By conducting an independent physical audit on which initial Certification is based;
  3. By the business conducting an Online Self-Audit for the following two years;
  4. By providing that at any time during those years the business can be subject to a spot physical audit;
  5. By conducting a further independent physical audit at the end of year three.

This cycle is then repeated each three years.

If a business is found to be non-compliant, the business will provided with an Improvement Notice to remedy the areas of non-compliance, and a timeframe for achieving this. A physical audit will be required to maintain Certification.

If the business remains non-compliant it will be required to remove all AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLER (A-CAR) signage from its premises, its website and stationery.