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Kentwood, MI – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard-setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, announces that its Technical Committee has approved the CAPA 801 Standard for the certification of automotive glass. The standard—the first in the industry for independently produced aftermarket glass—currently applies to windshields but may be expanded to include Read more…


Scalable Expansion Opportunities Include New Product Categories and Acquisitions STAMFORD, Conn. — Atlantic Street Capital, a private equity firm targeting entrepreneurial businesses poised for the next level of growth, announced today the majority recapitalization of All Star Auto Lights, a specialty distributor of alternative automotive lighting parts. Atlantic Street is partnering with the company’s CEO, Matt Immerfall, Read more…


Effective 9/15/2019, 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 Shepardson, Reuters WASHINGTON – General Motors Co said Wednesday it was recalling 3.46 million U.S. pickup trucks and SUVs to address a vacuum pump issue that could make braking more difficult and that has been linked to 113 accidents and 13 injuries. The recall covers 2014-2018 model year vehicles, including some Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, Read more…


Source: Tina Bellon, Reuters Chicago (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) use of individual customer data, such as vehicle camera footage and GPS, to price its new insurance products will depend on drivers’ authorization and individual U.S. state laws, a senior company executive said on Wednesday. “The data is there, it’s all there, cameras in and all around Read more…


The ABPA is your voice and industry advocacy group that fights against issues that affect your business. These issues range from design patents, trademarks, and border taxes. As an ABPA member, your support is needed to help fund the design patent lawsuit vs Ford Global Technologies that is currently underway. It is a drawn-out battle and all Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Independent repair associations join with insurers, parts suppliers, fleet operators and consumer groups to call for data access guarantees in federal legislation. In comments to U.S. House and Senate committees considering autonomous vehicle legislation, the U.S. Vehicle Data Access Coalition, a broad based and growing group of automotive repair and supplier association and businesses, last Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Governor Sununu expressed concern over impact on insurance prices, ability of smaller repair facilities to compete in message outlining reasons for veto. On August 15, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu vetoed legislation that would have required insurance companies to pay claims based upon OEM collision repair procedures citing the legislation’s potential to increase the cost Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek For the twelfth straight month, the increase in body repair prices was above the rate of inflation. Auto insurance prices increased below inflation for past five months. The most recent government figures on inflation through July 2019 indicate the rate of growth of auto body repair prices continues above inflation, marking a one full year Read more…


Effective 8/15/2019, 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.

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