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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…


Source: AutoNation AutoNation, Inc., America’s largest and most recognized automotive retailer, announced that it will close its aftermarket collision parts business, referred to as AutoNation Collision Parts (ACP) by the end of 2020. The ACP business represented less than 1% of AutoNation’s Parts and Service gross profit for the six months ended June 30, 2020. The Company Read more…


The ABPA has joined a coalition that opposes California bill AB 3262. AB 3262 would unfairly and arbitrarily apply strict product liability to online marketplaces, in a serious departure from well-established legal standards and public policy governing strict liability. The bill will stifle online marketplaces and the many small businesses that sell through them at a time Read more…


Effective 8/15/2020, 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.


Auto Parts eCommerce Projected to Reach $16 Billion Total Revenue in 2020 HUDSON, OH — The 13th annual Hedges & Company eCommerce market share forecast for the US automotive aftermarket shows online revenue reaching $16 billion in 2020. This includes an incremental $1.9 billion in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A major trend during the pandemic, Read more…

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