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Houston, TX – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is proud to announce it has joined the CAR (Consumer Access to Repair) Coalition, a group of independent automotive parts and repair companies, associations and insurers dedicated to preserving and protecting consumer choice, transparency, and affordability in the post collision repair market. “The ABPA is proud to join Read more…


The ABPA is proud to announce that it is a founding member of the Consumer Access to Repair (CAR) Coalition! The CAR Coalition is a group of independent automotive parts and repair companies, associations and insurers dedicated to preserving and protecting consumer choice, transparency, and affordability in the post collision repair market. From the CAR Coalition’s official Read more…


Effective 6/15/2020, 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.


Effective 5/15/2020, 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.


As a reminder, the Partslink Numbering System® database is available in the Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard (ACES) format. The benefits of Partslink are now compounded by offering a significantly higher level of detail on each part number. When properly utilized, ACES data helps reduce instances of ill-fitting components, improves the buyer experience, and assists in the establishment Read more…


The COVID-19 crisis has impacted businesses throughout the country. The SBA Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) has authorized up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. As you most likely learned, last Friday the program ran out of funds and current the Federal Government is planning to re-fund Read more…


Dear ABPA Members, First, the board of directors and ABPA staff hope you and your corporate families are all safe and staying healthy during these very difficult times, there simply are no words to capture the challenges we are all facing. During the past few weeks, as the government developed its stimulus packages and various business relief Read more…


For collision repair facilities everywhere, one very basic equation has remained constant from the Model-T to the Tesla: Quality materials + quality work = a job well done. But as current events have shown us, the unexpected can quickly add variables to that equation. And now more than ever, it’s clear that when it comes to creating Read more…


Effective 4/15/2020, 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.


Dear ABPA Members, With what is going on in the world, I am sure that your lives have been turned upside down. I know mine has; I consider myself a social person and the era of social distancing has really been difficult for me and my family. Negativity in the news, crashing stock markets, and general anxiety Read more…

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