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Source: Matt Miller, American Journal of Transportation Auto parts represent a significant part of the $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that are now under tariff. So what happens to the global auto parts supply chain if the tariffs continue for a protracted period… At the end of September, the Trump administration began to impose Section 301 Read more…


Source: U.S. Public Interest Research Group Despite consumer protection laws, companies routinely elbow out independent repair, highlighting need for pro-repair reforms Boston, MA — Six months after the FTC warned six companies their “void warranty if removed” labels are forbidden under warranty laws, a survey by the consumer group U.S. PIRG Education Fund found that the vast Read more…


Source: OEConnection Expanded U.S. Presence, Enhanced Technology Position MyPriceLink For Global Adoption OEConnection (OEC), the leading automotive technology provider for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, announced today that its MyPriceLink technology will soon generate dynamic list prices for over 40% of all collision parts in the United States, due to Ford Motor Company’s recent announcement that Read more…


Source: MOTOR AGE Wire Reports FordParts.com, which relaunched earlier this year with an improved experience for fleet customers, technicians and do-it-yourselfers, is now offering even more options with the addition of Omnicraft parts. Omnicraft completes the Total Parts Lineup from Ford by offering premium aftermarket parts that are backed by Ford Motor Company for non-Ford/Lincoln vehicle repairs. Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Acquisition of nearly 40 collision repair centers marks Abra’s entry into California market Abra Auto Body Repair of America has acquired California-based Cooks Collision and its 38 collision repair centers located in both Northern and Southern California. The acquisition marks Abra’s entry into the California market. Cooks Collision is the fifth largest independent collision repair Read more…


Source: Auto Care Association BETHESDA, Md. – September 26, 2018 – The following statement can be attributed to Bill Hanvey, President and CEO of the Auto Care Association: “The Auto Care Association applauds the Senate Finance Committee for conducting a hearing today on the significantly negative impact that tariffs on imported auto parts and automobiles will have Read more…


Source: U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Will Explore Effects of Tariffs on Customers, Local Communities and Industry as a Whole WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced that the Finance Committee will convene a hearing on the impact of tariffs on the U.S. automotive industry. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, Sept. Read more…


Source: aftermarketNews On Sept. 17, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. In accordance with the direction of President Trump, the additional tariffs will be effective starting Sept. 24, and initially will be in the amount of Read more…


Source: FenderBender September 24, 2018—Former Automotive Service Association (ASA) president Dan Risley has filed a lawsuit against the ASA and one of its former board members, Ed Cushman, as was first reported by the Florida Record. Risley, who left ASA earlier in the year for a position with CCC Information Services, filed a complaint on Sept. 12 Read more…

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