Introduction to MICAR
The Michigan Certified Automotive Recycler (MICAR) program sponsored by Automotive Recyclers of Michigan (ARM) certifies that participating automotive recycling facilities meet specified general business, environmental, safety, licensing, and regulatory standards. MICAR has been approved and accredited by the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA). MICAR certified facilities who are also members of ARA are considered to be participating members of ARA’s CAR program and are eligible to participate in ARA’s Gold Seal Program which focuses on excellent customer service and satisfaction, quality parts, and professional business practices.
MICAR members are required to satisfy the MICAR standards, participate in the MICAR audit program, and comply with the membership requirements established by ARM. MICAR members distinguish themselves as professional recyclers who are committed to meeting the highest performance standards set by the industry.
This MICAR Guidance Manual is designed to help interested recyclers apply for MICAR certification. The manual also explains how to meet the specified standards, and describes the MICAR audit procedures and what to expect during an audit.