The Daily Tar Heel: Carrboro Car and Tire Business Goes Green


“Dual flush toilets, rainwater collectors, LED lighting and solar panels are not usually associated with a building dating back to 1905.”

“Not to mention a car care center.”

“After three months of renovations to its Carrboro location, Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center plans to return to a normal business schedule by mid-April, with a much more sustainable building and lot.”

“It kind of flies in the face of what people think of when they think of a car care place,”said Joel Sheer, president of Sheer Associates Inc. and marketing manager for the 57-year-old business.

“The process was a bit more expensive than using non-sustainable methods, but it certainly wasn’t a deal breaker, owner Marc Pons said.”

“It requires different thinking more than it requires a lot more money,” he said.

Click here to read the rest of this Daily Tar Heel article by Grace Joyal.

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