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NABC Recycled Rides® Program Joins Insurance Partners, Collision Repair Companies to Donate Four Refurbished Vehicles to Four Deserving Area Veterans in Need of Reliable Transportation PRINCETON, NJ – On Wednesday, August 14, four deserving New Jersey area veterans will experience a life-changing event – the presentation of vehicles to provide them independence and the ability to work Read more…


Integration will benefit customers with increased inventory availability and expanded offerings in the Southeast HURST, TX – Fenix Parts, Inc. and its affiliates (“Fenix Parts”), a leading recycler and reseller of original equipment manufacturer automotive products, announced today the closing of the transaction to acquire the assets of Cox Truck and Van, Inc. (“CTV”). The execution of Read more…


CIECA is pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Weidmann as CIECA’s interim executive director, effective August 1, 2019. Weidmann has worked in the insurance and collision repair industries for more than 42 years. He held multiple management positions during his 39-year career with State Farm insurance company and participated on many industry boards and advisory councils. Read more…


The National Auto Body Council Garden State Pars for Cars Golf Fundraiser Presented by Enterprise will take place on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Mountain View Golf Club in Ewing Township, NJ. Mountain View is a mature, 18-hole championship golf course which was opened in 1958. The golf fundraiser will feature four-person teams in a best-ball Read more…


The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is continuing its efforts to challenge the validity and enforceability of design patents directed toward automotive body repair parts. On July 23, 2019, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit published an opinion addressing the issues of functionality and patent exhaustion, which are part of ABPA’s legal case based on Read more…


Source: Auto Care Association BETHESDA, MD – On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, Auto Care Association, testified before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) during a public workshop on policies and research related to manufacturers limiting third-party repairs. During the workshop, which was entitled “Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Read more…


Chevy Chase, MD — The GEICO Board of Directors has promoted Shane Wheeler to vice president in charge of the company’s claims operations. Wheeler will be based at GEICO corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Since 2016, he had served as assistant vice president of claims for GEICO’s regional operations in Tucson, Arizona. Before that, he was Read more…


Source: Matt Hudson, National Oil and Lube News If connected vehicle technology is the future of the auto industry, quick lube shops are poised to capitalize on the efficiencies it provides. Speed is already a key part of the business model, after all. Telematics tech is melding vehicle diagnostics, location services and user preferences into a streamlined Read more…


Effective 7/15/2019, 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: CollisionWeek For the eleventh straight month, the increase in body repair prices was above the rate of inflation. Auto insurance price increased below inflation for past four months. The most recent government figures on inflation through June 2019 indicate the rate of growth of auto body repair prices continues above inflation. For the first half of Read more…

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