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Varun Laroyia Appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of LKQ Europe ; Rick Galloway Appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LKQ CHICAGO, IL — LKQ Corporation, a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles, today announced the following leadership appointments, effective immediately: Varun Laroyia, Executive Read more…


Effective 9/15/2022, 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.


Congress sets hearing on right to repair WASHINGTON, D.C. – The CAR Coalition, a growing group of independent automotive parts and repair companies, associations and insurers committed to preserving consumer choice and affordable vehicle repair, continues to advocate for consumer choice in the post collision repair market as new polling suggests that efforts to provide increased access Read more…


Source: Adam Malik, Auto Service World Even as used vehicles come down from record high prices, they’re not retreating at a quick pace. And that means the aftermarket is likely to see growing business from consumers, according to an industry leader. Canada Black Book has reported that used vehicle values have declined for four straight months. But Read more…


Source: Dan Shine, Automotive News Ducker Carlisle’s research shows right to repair laws likely to pass despite automakers spending millions on lobbying efforts; dealerships won’t lose customers if it passes. Instead of spending millions of dollars trying to defeat right-to-repair laws, automakers should save their money, says global research and consulting firm Ducker Carlisle. State laws, and Read more…


Source: AftermarketNews I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, Board of Directors announced its 2022-2023 Board Chair and Executive Committee members, following a nomination process by the I-CAR Board Governance and Nominations Committee, and ratified by the I-CAR Board on August 24. Jim Guthrie, president, Car Crafters, Inc., has been elected to the role of Board Read more…


Source: AftermarketNews HELLA will submit parts to the CAPA Tier 1 Replacement Parts Verification Program for required testing and certification. Global automotive supplier HELLA has announced that it is the first manufacturer to receive CAPA approval to participate in Tier 1 Replacement Parts Verification Program, which is only available to Tier 1 suppliers who also produce an Read more…


SAN FRANCISCO — The global automotive aftermarket industry size is expected to reach USD 559.9 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 3.4% from 2022 to 2030. Manufacturing, remanufacturing, distribution, redistribution, end-retail, resale, and installation of automobiles are covered under the Read more…


Source: Vass Bednar, Financial Post Soon, we might not even be able to compare insurance rates Cars are beautifully emblematic of the forces that are reshaping the economy. Key features that used to be owned, such as heated seats, remote start, automatic high beams or even the radio, are now subscription-based. Their component parts are increasingly produced Read more…


Source: Hannah LaClaire, Portland Press Herald The effort is based on a law Massachusetts voters passed in 2020 but has yet to be implemented because of a lawsuit filed by the auto industry. A right-to-repair proposal that a group of independent Maine auto repair shop owners hopes to put on the statewide ballot next year closely mirrors Read more…

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