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Source: Kyle Curtis, Student Assembly In the U.S. and all over the world, businesses are struggling to keep afloat with the pandemic taking a massive toll in lives and businesses. The U.S. auto industry, which in 2018 contributed 2.7% of the country’s GDP, faces an uncertain future even with the push to reopen the economy. Automakers have Read more…


Source: Bostik Blog According to McKinsey & Company, the automotive aftermarket is undergoing significant changes. Aftermarket suppliers should take note to stay up to date. Rising Technological Innovations Historically, the majority of aftermarket sales have been for wear-and-tear and crash-related parts. However, as cars are now manufactured with enhanced quality and increased safety features, such as advanced Read more…


AAPEX 2020, scheduled for Nov. 3-5, 2020 at the Sands Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas, will not be held as an in-person tradeshow event this year due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and related governmental prohibitions and restrictions on gatherings, businesses, and travel. Instead, AAPEX will be a virtual/digital experience Read more…


Source: LKQ Corporation July 30, 2020 Second quarter 2020 revenue of $2.6 billion (down 19.1% year-over-year) Parts and services organic revenue declined 16.8% Implemented targeted cost actions contributing to sequential expense reduction Net income1 of $119 million (down 21.2%); adjusted net income of $161 million (down 20.9%) Diluted EPS1 of $0.39 (down 18.8%); adjusted diluted EPS of Read more…


Source: Erika Giovanetti, LendingTree Your monthly auto loan payment is just a fraction of the true cost of car ownership. Drivers need to consider auto insurance, routine maintenance and gas, as well. But one aspect of car ownership can be much less predictable: car repairs. About 43% of Americans have gone into debt because of car trouble, Read more…


Source: CarParts.com U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. Announces Corporate Name Change to CarParts.com, Inc. Effective Immediately TORRANCE, CA — U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS) announced it has formally changed its name to CarParts.com, Inc. Following its sales growth and its inclusion in the Russell 2000® Index, the company decided it needed a name that reflected Read more…


Sanford, NC — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced today that Paulette Reed was named the organization’s new business analyst/technical project manager, effective July 20, 2020. In her new role, Reed will be responsible for coordinating and managing CIECA’s committee meetings and activities as well as the CIECA Standards for the collision repair industry. This Read more…


BROADVIEW, IL – Robert Bosch LLC today announced that effective July 1, 2020, Todd Hertzler has been appointed the Automotive Aftermarket Division North America as vice president, independent aftermarket sales. He will be located in the Broadview, Illinois office, reporting directly to Enrico Manuele, regional president, automotive aftermarket North America. Hertzler brings 14 years of sales experience Read more…


Effective 7/15/2020, 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.


Out of concern for the safety of our attendees, we are regrettably cancelling our 2020 ABPA Newport Beach Convention. When we rescheduled to September earlier in the year, we thought that we would be safe. Unfortunately, with the recent uptick in cases and with California further restricting group gatherings, it simply did not make sense. Refunds for Read more…

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