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Effective 1/15/2021, new Partslink data is available for download for existing subscribers. For information on the Partslink program, including market intelligence, and how to subscribe to Partslink, please visit www.autobpa.com/partslink. Partslink Monthly Statistics Partslink is more than just a database of part numbers. Information pertaining to part pricing and supersession are also available to subscribers.


Source: Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge Access by BMW was a $2,000-a-month service that launched in 2018 BMW is suspending its two-year-old car subscription service, The Verge has learned. Access by BMW was launched in 2018 in Nashville as a pilot project to test out whether customers would want to have access to a fleet of fancy Read more…


Dear ABPA Members, As we look back on 2020, it is a year that I am sure that many of you will not miss. As the year started no one could have imagined that a pandemic would ravage our country, our economy and affect so many lives. Even though auto parts distributors were classified as essential businesses, Read more…


Source: Mike Munzenrider, FenderBender State Farm next year will require its Select Service collision repair shops, which are part of its direct repair program, to use CCC. Repairer Driven News first reported the development, which was announced to State Farm DRP shops in an email on Monday. A CCC spokesperson confirmed the move to FenderBender. Shops will Read more…


DALLAS, TX – Original One Parts, LLC, a portfolio company of private equity firm Kinderhook Industries, LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of PartCycle Technologies, LLC. PartCycle Technologies, LLC is an e-commerce marketplace for quality recycled OEM auto parts. Based in Florence, AL, the company was founded in 2015 by two tech entrepreneurs with a shared Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek For the 28th straight month, the increase in body repair prices was above the rate of inflation. Auto insurance prices down dramatically in wake of pandemic refunds and discounts. The most recent government figures on inflation through November 2020 indicate the rate of growth of auto body repair prices continues above the rate of general Read more…


Effective 12/15/2020, new Partslink data is available for download for existing subscribers. For information on the Partslink program, including market intelligence, and how to subscribe to Partslink, please visit www.autobpa.com/partslink. Partslink Monthly Statistics Partslink is more than just a database of part numbers. Information pertaining to part pricing and supersession are also available to subscribers.


Source: David Struett and Manny Ramos, Chicago Sun-Times Lawndale warehouse blaze extinguished. More than 250 firefighters had battled the four-alarm fire in a the Best Value Auto Body Supply Inc. warehouse on West 16th Street. More than 100,000 auto parts had been stored in the building. Hundreds of firefighters were needed Thursday to extinguish a four-alarm fire Read more…


The ABPA is pleased to announce that Peter Quinter of GrayRobinson, P.A. is back and will once again address the audience during the upcoming ABPA Nashville Convention! Peter’s presentation was well received in 2019 during the Fort Lauderdale convention. In Nashville, he will provide industry updates with a focus on Customs Border Protection (CBP) detentions and seizures Read more…


KSI Auto Parts has recently expanded into 2 new markets with its newest locations in Pewaukee, WI and Indianapolis, IN. These are KSI’s 24th and 25th national locations, respectively. The Pewaukee location expands their service area to over 1,000 new customers in Wisconsin. The Indianapolis location expands their service area from Columbus to Kokomo, Bloomington to Muncie Read more…

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