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Source: Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill President Biden touted recent commitments by companies to make it easier for consumers to repair their products during a roundtable on competition Monday evening. The president signed an executive order last summer directing the Federal Trade Commission to craft rules enforcing the so-called right to repair. Both Microsoft and Apple have Read more…


Source: Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe Korean automaker Kia has switched off the wireless “telematic” data systems of its new cars sold in Massachusetts, as a way to comply with the state’s controversial right-to-repair law. Kia’s policy was revealed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey in documents submitted to Boston federal court last week. Healey is fighting a Read more…


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Source: Enterprise Rent-A-Car The 3rd quarter of 2021 saw average Length of Rental (LOR) for collision replacement-related rentals increase almost three full days when compared to 2020. How did the final quarter of 2021 fare? Historically, 4th quarter LOR increases over the 3rd quarter, as a result of traditional patterns brought about by winter weather, animal accidents Read more…


Acquisition Broadens All Star’s Capabilities and Strengthens its Midwest Presence ORLANDO, FL — All Star Auto Lights (“All Star”), a specialty distributor of alternative automotive parts and a portfolio company of Atlantic Street Capital, announced today the acquisition of Autolights. Autolights sells refurbished headlights, taillights, and fog lights primarily to the collision repair industry and automotive dealers. Read more…


Source: Horace Cooper, Townhall In today’s polarized political climate, there are very few pieces of legislation that can bring together policymakers from both sides of the aisle. This situation has resulted in many bills that could benefit the majority of Americans dying in Congress and being all but abandoned. Over the summer, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced Read more…


Effective 1/15/2022, 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: Mack DeGeurin, Gizmodo Two new proposals backed by the auto industry would delay the implementation of the law from 2022 to 2025. Major car manufacturers aren’t giving up on their efforts to stymie Massachusetts’ right to repair legislation. Less than two years after residents in the state voted in favor of updated right to repair laws Read more…


Source: Autobody News, via LKQ Corp President, North America for LKQ Corporation Justin Jude released the following statement on the upcoming retirement of Vice President of Sales and Marketing Terry Fortner. To our industry colleagues and partners: As many of you may have heard, it is with mixed feelings that we announced on Jan. 4 the retirement Read more…


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