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What does General Motors hope to achieve with their soon to be implemented “MyPriceLink” dynamic pricing program? Recently, an anonymous senior representative from General Motors, when asked what is the objective of the company’s dynamic pricing, responded, “We don’t want our price to be used as a benchmark.  We want our price to be competitive.” (emphasis added) Read more…


by Jack Gillis, Executive Director, Certified Automotive Parts Association For over 25 years, CAPA has set the standard for truly, high quality replacement parts. Recognized worldwide for both the rigor of its fully transparent standards and for the dramatic improvements it has brought about in the quality of parts meeting its requirements, CAPA has now developed a Read more…


The Automotive Body Parts Association has filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support a petition filed by Felder’s Auto Parts of Louisiana to overturn the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissal of Felder’s antitrust suit against General Motors and one its dealers. The Automotive Body Parts Association believes the 5th U.S. Read more…


By Bill McDonough, Editor, Body Language In February I wrote an article warning about the danger posed to the aftermarket parts industry by General Motors’ planned dynamic pricing program, called “MyPriceLink.” The technological challenge of creating such a responsive system of parts and pricing information forced GM to delay the introduction of MyPriceLink several times. These reprieves Read more…


When Randy Bollander, President of Empire Auto Parts, one of the country’s largest aftermarket parts distributors, sat down to breakfast on the final day of the recent ABPA annual meeting, he was eager to learn more about parts certification and the legal wrangling with OEMs. But after hearing Brandon Eckenrode of the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) Read more…


According to John Yoswick at the CRASH Network, a Louisiana aftermarket parts distributor will continue its legal challenge of General Motor’s “Bump the Competition” price-matching program. The suit brought by Felder’s Collision Parts, which held that the GM program was “predatory and anti-competitive,” was dismissed by a federal appeals court in January. Felder’s has petitioned the Supreme Read more…


Fender Bender magazine has reported that General Motors announced that it will perform market tests of its long delayed MyPriceLink collision parts initiative in select cities this summer, prior to its official launch. GM did not reveal which cities or how many would be included in the test. According to Fender Bender, GM said it is taking this Read more…


The ABPA depends on the hard work of its members to help strengthen our organization, represent our industry, and move our agenda forward. It is a great pleasure to recognize those members, both individual and corporate, who stand out for their dedication, leadership and long term commitment to the ABPA in our annual awards. Industry Award In Read more…


By Ed Salamy, ABPA Executive Director At the conclusion of this year’s ABPA annual meeting in Chicago, our organizations’ Chairman, Dan Morrissey, proclaimed that, “Our association is stronger than it’s ever been.” That sentiment seemed to echo throughout the week, as leading aftermarket parts manufacturers and distributors came together to assess the state of the industry, to Read more…


The 2015 ABPA annual meeting held in Chicago on April 21-24 was a rousing success. Attendance was up significantly, the number of exhibitors at the concurrent trade show was at an all time high, and the information presented was timely, broadminded and held the attention of attendees throughout the event. Discussion was vigorous, as old acquaintances renewed, Read more…

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