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Source: Ray Magliozzi, The Washington Post Ray Magliozzi is one half of NPR’s show “Car Talk,” a longtime independent repair-shop owner, a Dear Car Talk columnist and a car reviewer on CarTalk.com. When your car breaks, what do you do? Okay, after you utter a certain word? You have to decide where to take the car to Read more…


REPAIR Act and SMART Act Research Papers Argue Right to Repair Solutions Needed in Wake of Advancing Technology WASHINGTON, — The CAR Coalition, a growing group of independent automotive parts, management and repair companies, associations, and insurers committed to preserving consumer choice and affordable vehicle repair, today released two official research papers focused on the impact of Read more…


Varun Laroyia Appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of LKQ Europe ; Rick Galloway Appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LKQ CHICAGO, IL — LKQ Corporation, a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles, today announced the following leadership appointments, effective immediately: Varun Laroyia, Executive Read more…


Effective 9/15/2022, 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.


Congress sets hearing on right to repair WASHINGTON, D.C. – The CAR Coalition, a growing group of independent automotive parts and repair companies, associations and insurers committed to preserving consumer choice and affordable vehicle repair, continues to advocate for consumer choice in the post collision repair market as new polling suggests that efforts to provide increased access Read more…


Source: Adam Malik, Auto Service World Even as used vehicles come down from record high prices, they’re not retreating at a quick pace. And that means the aftermarket is likely to see growing business from consumers, according to an industry leader. Canada Black Book has reported that used vehicle values have declined for four straight months. But Read more…


Source: Dan Shine, Automotive News Ducker Carlisle’s research shows right to repair laws likely to pass despite automakers spending millions on lobbying efforts; dealerships won’t lose customers if it passes. Instead of spending millions of dollars trying to defeat right-to-repair laws, automakers should save their money, says global research and consulting firm Ducker Carlisle. State laws, and Read more…


The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) has long advocated for the rights of consumers who simply want to repair their vehicles as safely, efficiently, and economically as possible. While many are familiar with the Right to Repair movement in Massachusetts, repair shops in Maine are now making their voices heard with a similar movement of their own. Read more…


Source: AftermarketNews I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, Board of Directors announced its 2022-2023 Board Chair and Executive Committee members, following a nomination process by the I-CAR Board Governance and Nominations Committee, and ratified by the I-CAR Board on August 24. Jim Guthrie, president, Car Crafters, Inc., has been elected to the role of Board Read more…

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