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Thinking of advertising your business? Are you looking for a way to reach the major players and decision makers in the Collision Parts Industry? The time is now! Right now, there is a special opportunity for advertising on the ABPA website and the Body Language newsletter. This is an exclusive opportunity as we have only a limited Read more…


Considering attending the 2023 ABPA Convention in Nashville? Register now to lock in early bird pricing! The full schedule and agenda are now live on our website. Major industry topics will be discussed including current and future industry trends, right to repair, Partslink, digital marketing, and parts certification. Don’t forget about the fun! Sign up for our Read more…


Jasper, IN — Meyer Distributing, Inc., a leader in automotive specialty products marketing and distribution, announces the addition of its Hurricane, UT crossdock. The cross-dock will have a direct feed from Meyer’s Kingman, AZ distribution hub, which houses one of the largest inventories of automotive accessories, crash parts, and RV parts in the region. “We are always Read more…


As we start 2023, the annual ABPA Convention will soon be upon us this Spring! The location of the 2023 ABPA Convention is the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel located in beautiful Nashville, TN. Register now to secure your spot and lock in early bird pricing before it expires! In addition to a great lineup of speakers and breakout Read more…


Effective 1/15/2023, 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: Maddie Stone, Grist The legal battle has major implications for drivers’ pocketbooks, and for the climate. In 2013, long before there was a national campaign pressuring Big Tech to make it easier for people to fix their smartphones, Massachusetts passed a law explicitly giving consumers the right to repair their cars. Now, that right is under Read more…


Source: Lauren Goode, Wired The tractor maker is accused of blocking farmers from fixing their own equipment. A new agreement offers concessions—but campaigners say it’s not enough. Early this week, tractor maker John Deere said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the American Farm Bureau Federation, an agricultural trade group, promising to make it easier Read more…


Source: Monica Miller, BBC News Tractor maker John Deere has agreed to give its US customers the right to fix their own equipment. Previously, farmers were only allowed to use authorized parts and service facilities rather than cheaper independent repair options. Deere and Co. is one of the world’s largest makers farming equipment. Consumer groups have for Read more…


Jasper, IN — Meyer Distributing, Inc, a leader in automotive specialty products marketing and distribution, announced the addition of its Waterbury, CT crossdock. The cross-dock will have a direct feed from Meyer’s Pennsylvania distribution hubs, which house one of the largest inventories of automotive accessories and RV parts in the region. “We are focused on improving service Read more…


Source: BodyShop Business Congress is telling the FTC to “prioritize investigations and enforcement” to protect consumers from what the CAR Coalition calls “unfair practices” by the automakers. The CAR Coalition announced that federal lawmakers are signaling unprecedented support for protecting consumers’ right to repair their cars. As part of the newly unveiled $1.7 trillion government funding package Read more…


Source: Collin Woodard, Jalopnik Frequent recalls are reportedly cutting into the automaker’s bottom line. If you haven’t noticed already, Ford has had a bit of a problem with recalls and overall quality recently. The Maverick? Recalled for a side-airbag issue. The Mustang? Recalled for wiring problems. The Bronco? Investigated for engine failure. In fact, back in September, Read more…

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