PARTS Act Videos on YouTube
The Property & Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) and the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) have recently posted several informative videos on YouTube aimed at educating consumers about the availability of aftermarket parts, as well as the need to support the PARTS Act currently in Congress. These videos are well worth watching and sharing. You can also learn more about the PARTS Act and keep up with its progress at http://www.keepautopartsaffordable.org.
The Numbers Add Up for Aftermarket Parts
If you have not read the report, “Consumer Benefits from a Competitive Aftermarket for Crash Parts” prepared by Microeconomic Consulting & Research Associates, Inc., take a few minutes out of your day to review this important piece of research. The bottom line is that the aftermarket industry is saving consumers over $1.5 billion per year in collision repair costs. All the more reason to fight to keep the parts industry open to competition.
CCC Adds Parts Shopping Function to the CCC ONE® Repair Workflow Desktop Solution
CCC Information Services Inc. has added parts shopping functionality to the CCC ONE® Repair Workflow desktop solution, making it easier for estimators to shop for parts and make better repair decisions. With the parts shopping functionality, live parts pricing and inventory are available on-screen while the estimate is being written. OEM, aftermarket and/or recycled parts are then placed into a shopping cart for easy review and one-click electronic ordering. The parts shopping functionality has been available in the CCC ONE® Touch solution since November 2014. Now, bringing the same shopping capability to the desktop will allow estimators and parts managers to use the solution and device that best meets their individual needs.