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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…


Source: Michelle Hellyar, CCC Overall repairable appraisal counts for the industry were down -14.9 percent in August 2020 versus August 2019. Severe weather in the Northeast from Hurricane Isaias, significant hail in SD and MN along with a dangerous derecho event in IA and IL led to an increase in comprehensive losses in the first half of Read more…


Help Make “Back to School” Better for Local High School & College Collision Programs The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is looking to collaborate with industry members interested in helping their local programs. Local high schools, community colleges, and technical schools are in desperate need of industry members wiling to get involved with the instructors and students Read more…


Europe e-commerce automotive aftermarket is estimated to witness 14% CAGR over 2020 to 2026 driven by shifting preference of customers toward online purchase of automotive parts due to competitive pricing along with presence of supporting infrastructure for e-commerce in various countries. Selbyville, DE — Global Market Insights, Inc. has recently added a new report on e-commerce automotive Read more…

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