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Source: Auto Care Association The Joint Channel Forecast Model presented by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association details a strong aftermarket recovery coupled with indicators for continued growth BETHESDA, MD and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC –– The automotive aftermarket continues to demonstrate its market strength with higher-than-expected sales in 2021 in the wake Read more…


Source: Christian M. Wade, The Eagle Tribune BOSTON — More than 18 months after Massachusetts voters soundly approved an update to the state’s “right to repair” law, the changes have yet to go into effect. That’s because a lawsuit filed by automakers to block the law has been grinding on in a U.S. District Court in Boston Read more…


Kentwood, MI – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard-setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, is pleased to announce that global automotive supplier HELLA is the first manufacturer to receive CAPA approval to participate in its Tier 1 Replacement Parts Verification Program. The program is available for any Tier 1 supplier that Read more…


Smithfield, RI – Now that Covid is somewhat behind us and people resume their normal routines, business travel is back for many including myself. I tend to try to visit ABPA members that reside in cities where I may be in town for a convention or trade show. Recently while visiting southern California for a quick trip, Read more…


Houston, TX – After an amazing week in sunny Newport Beach, the 42nd Annual ABPA Convention is complete! With great attendance and participation in our first post major post Covid meeting, this was the best ABPA event in years. Here are some of the highlights: Tuesday 5/3 Early attendees took advantage of the sunny weather in southern Read more…


Effective 5/15/2022, 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.


Source: Joshua D. Sarnoff, Truth on the Market The 15th entry in [Truth on the Market’s] FTC UMC Rulemaking symposium is a guest post from DePaul University College of Law‘s Josh Sarnoff, a former Thomas A. Edison Distinguished Scholar at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. You can find other posts at the symposium page here. Truth Read more…


Sanford, NC — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that its next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 at 11 am PST/1 pm CST/2 pm EST: “Data Sharing in the Collision Industry and Its Unintended Consequences.” The one-hour webinar will feature Pete Tagliapietra, managing director at DATATOUCH, LLC. During the live broadcast, Tagliapietra Read more…


The ABPA is saddened to learn that long-time ABPA member, Leon (Leo) Schigel, lost his battle with cancer in September 2021. Leo lived the American dream having been born in Cuba and then starting in the parts industry with his first company Intuero Auto Parts. Leo has the distinction of being a member of the rare club Read more…


NABC Recycled Rides® Program Joined Nationwide, Farmers Insurance®, Auto Art Collision Specialist, Mission Viejo Auto Collision, and Family Promise of Orange County To Donate Two Refurbished Vehicles Car Presentation to Recipients was Part of the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) Annual Convention NEWPORT BEACH, CA – On Wednesday May 4, two deserving Southern California residents experienced a Read more…

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