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Source: Jake Lingeman, Autoweek Local shops want access to the data that will help fix your car. You’ve probably heard the term “right to repair.” It’s a catchall for legislation allowing consumers to repair and modify their own devices, ranging from computers to your iPhone, tractors and your own personal vehicle. In the automotive industry, Massachusetts was Read more…


Effective 10/15/2020, 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: U.S. Small Business Administration WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of Read more…


Source: William J. Dowd, The Patriot Ledger Adoption of Question 1 on the Tuesday, Nov. 3, ballot could over time shift a large section of the auto-repair business from manufacturer-run dealerships toward third-party chains and independent car-repair garages. A “yes” vote supports giving independent repair shops access to what is called telematics data, information generated by sensors Read more…


COLMAR, PA – To help fleets fix their rigs more cost-effectively, Dorman Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:DORM) has rolled out hundreds of new heavy duty collision replacement parts, all designed to seamlessly fit many of today’s most popular trucks. This recently released line now includes more than 280 bumpers, bumper covers, fender splash shields, bezels, grilles, fairings, headlights, marker Read more…


The ABPA is pleased to announce that we will be starting our new webinar series in October 2020! These webinars will be focused on member education on a variety of topics that impact their businesses. Our first webinar will be presented by CAPA/Intertek and participants will be able to choose from two sessions, either on Thursday 10/22 Read more…


Smithfield, RI – As many ABPA members know, my office is based in RI which is the smallest US state. Back in the 1980’s, the popular tourism slogan was “Rhode Island, the biggest little state in the union”. To this day, I am not 100% certain what that meant. Despite our small size, Rhode Island does have Read more…


Effective 9/15/2020, 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: Ben Klayman, Reuters DETROIT (Reuters) – From the moment he was named chief operating officer and heir apparent to the top spot at Ford Motor Co in February, Jim Farley has touted the growth potential of its commercial vehicles. But it’s not just more trucks and vans that Farley wants to sell. As Farley prepares to Read more…


Source: Amy Antenora, AftermarketNews There is some optimism for the aftermarket in the second half of 2020 and still work to be done. I know most of us feel overwhelmed by the barrage of content we are being exposed to daily during this pandemic. We want to stay informed and engaged. It’s critical to do so for Read more…

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