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The national media’s fascination with insurance company steering of repairs to “preferred” collision repair shops is now reaching the local level. Unfortunately, the aftermarket parts industry is being tarred with a broad brush used by reporters who generally talk about just one side of the story. The latest hit came from a report on steering on Boston’s Read more…


DOLORES RICHARDSON TAKES THE DRIVER’S SEAT At Pac Auto Body Parts is proud to announce that Dolores Richardson, president, has been named a Finalist for the 2015 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for the Profit Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship. The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pro-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female Read more…


PARTS Act Videos on YouTube The Property & Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) and the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) have recently posted several informative videos on YouTube aimed at educating consumers about the availability of aftermarket parts, as well as the need to support the PARTS Act currently in Congress. These videos are well worth watching Read more…


A recent “5 Things” article in the Wall Street Journal (September 18, 2105) portrays the automotive parts industry in the U.S. as “solidly profitable, developing increasingly sophisticated components aimed at making cars tech savvy.” The article makes five points about the industry and its recovery from the recent recession. You can read the full article here.


Rep. Darrell Issa, a representative from California, told CNBC today that he is considering a run for the soon to be vacant Republican Speaker of the House position. Issa told CNBC he would support House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan for the Speaker’s position, but Ryan has been reluctant to take on the job. “To be honest, Read more…


General Motors Corp., apparently pleased with the results of regional testing of their new MyPartsLink program, will roll out the dynamic pricing program nationwide on December 1, 2015. When MyPriceLink goes live, GM will no longer provide up front pricing information on its parts to insurers, estimating systems and collision repair shops. Instead it will deliver real-time Read more…


Brad Mewes, publisher of an insightful blog on the collision repair industry called “Supplement,” recently wrote a thought-provoking article on collision industry consolidation trends. Brad believes the recent spate of mergers and acquisitions has not run its course, but will continue as the number of multi-shop operators (MSOs) will shrink as they are acquired by large consolidators. Read more…


In addition to its heavy schedule of parts testing as the nation’s leading independent testing and certifying authority for automotive replacement parts, CAPA has also been busy behind the scenes updating and upgrading its web presence. CAPA’s website, capacertified.org has been completely updated with a totally new look, increased functionality, and more information than ever before. Collision Read more…


by Bill McDonough, Editor, Body Language It is an unfortunate fact that the automobile collision repair industry owes its continued existence to difficult driving conditions and poor driving habits. If everybody on the roads were a careful and sensible driver, there would be far fewer accidents and little need for replacement fenders, new bumpers, and new headlight Read more…


Should consumers have the right to choose which parts are used to repair their vehicles? That’s the question behind an on-line petition being sponsored by PCI PAC, a political action committee representing the property and casualty industry, and a member of the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC). PCI PAC is seeking grassroots support for their efforts in support Read more…

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