Auto Parts City 2013 CAR Member of the Year

CONTACT: Michael E. Wilson                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(571) 208-0428                                                                              Date: November 18, 2013

Auto Parts City takes weekend break from company expansion to accept
“2013 CAR Member of the Year” from the Automotive Recyclers Association

MANASSAS, VA – Professional automotive recycling business, Auto Parts City, Gurnee, IL, was awarded the prestigious “2013 CAR Member of the Year” award from the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) at the 70th Annual ARA Convention & Exposition in Phoenix, Arizona, November 7-10, 2013. The award honors an ARA member business that has shown exemplary dedication to the industry and the Certified Automotive Recycler (C.A.R.) program.

Auto Parts City,, is a professional automotive recycling business that supplies Green Recycled Parts® for reuse in vehicle repairs. Owned by third generation auto recyclers Larry Brosten and his brother, Jay Brosten, their cutting-edge and technologically-advanced Auto Parts City reopened for business on Earth Day on April 26, 2010.

The Brosten family has been involved in auto salvage and recycling since the 1930s. They are committed to being good neighbors and conscientious environmental stewards. As a result, every aspect of Auto Parts City is designed to serve the needs of the communities that depend on the vital services they provide and to do so in a way that is environmentally responsible and aesthetically pleasing.

“Winning this award really lets us know we?re on the right track at Auto Parts City,” Co-Owner Jay Brosten said. "Since our grand reopening in 2010, it?s been a goal of ours to help redefine auto recycling and rebrand our industry as a green business in the minds of the general public. Our motto is Setting the „Green? Standard? in Auto Recycling.”

“It comes at a perfect time,” Co-Owner Larry Brosten added. “Our family has been involved in auto recycling since the 1930s, and now the fourth generation is making a contribution. My son, Adam, is developing a 100 percent tire recycling solution that has the potential to solve the most difficult issue in auto recycling since the automobile was invented: What to do with old tires?”

In addition to that, it was Adam who brought a 7-acre piece of property to the attention of his father and uncle. The acquisition of that property has allowed Auto Parts City to expand its current location to another one just down the street. It will stock foreign cars for used parts harvesting, exclusively. It is tentatively slated to open November 30, 2013.

The ARA is proud to have Auto Parts City represent its membership as a shining example of the C.A.R. program. The C.A.R. program was created to produce a set of standards for general business practices as well as environmental and safety issues, and to provide guidance for member facilities in adhering to these standards. This program is one of the cornerstones of the Association. Participating facilities strive to put forward quality service and parts for the professional automotive recycling industry.

Since 1943, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) represents an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of “green” automotive parts, and the proper recycling of inoperable motor vehicles. ARA represents the interests of over 4,500 auto recycling facilities in the United States and fourteen other countries around the world. With programs such as the Certified Automotive Recycler Program (CAR), Green Recycled Parts, and other partnerships, ARA members continue to provide consumers with quality, low-cost alternatives for vehicle replacement parts, while preserving our environment for a “greener” tomorrow.

To learn more about the Association, visit ARA's Website at or call (571) 208-0428.

To contact Auto Parts City directly visit their Website at or call (847) 623-3535.


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