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The ABPA has received concerns from various members regarding the significant increase in freight rates for importing containers from overseas. To address this matter, we have written to the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Daniel Maffei, clearly addressing our concerns and how it is affecting both ABPA members and consumers. Additionally, the FMC recently announced Read more…


Our take: On 6/30/21, a group of automotive advocacy and trade associations sent a letter to newly appointed FTC Chair Lina Khan expressing appreciation to the recent FTC report to Congress following the “Nixing the Fix” workshop. Included with those that signed the letter is the Consumer Access to Repair (CAR) Coalition of which the ABPA is Read more…


By Edward Salamy, Executive Director – Automotive Body Parts Association Smithfield, RI – Famed YouTuber Tyler Hoover aka “Hoovie” of Hoovie’s Garage recently posted a video stating that his 2020 Jeep Gladiator was just totaled for a very “DUMB reason”. That reason? A simple lack of repair parts from Stellantis, the company that manufacturers the Jeep. Hoover Read more…


Houston, TX – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) both applauds and supports the Save Money on Auto Repair Transportation (SMART) Act which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week. The SMART Act is being championed by Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-50), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet in Read more…


Houston, TX – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) applauds the report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which urges expanded consumer access to auto repair options. The report is a summary of findings from the “Nixing the Fix” project which was initiated by the FTC in early 2019. The ABPA, which both attended the Nixing Read more…


Dear ABPA Members, It is with great excitement and anticipation that we announce the launch of our new website and consumer education portal www.mypartschoice.com. This site was developed by the ABPA Marketing Committee over the last 6 months to provide information and facts to the consumers about collision repair, the process, the problems, and their rights to Read more…


On February 12, 2021, the ABPA submitted opposition to Nebraska Legislative Bill 602 (2021) – a bill that will adversely affect Nebraska drivers as it would establish a restriction against the use of alternative parts including aftermarket, recycled, remanufactured and refurbished parts when OEM repair procedures are mandated. A copy of the submission is below: ABPA Letter Read more…


Date/Time: February 24, 2021 3PM EST Registration Link: https://krdcpas-5829586.hs-sites.com/krd-ppp-round-2-employee-retention-credit-webinar-abpa The ABPA is proud to have both Gene Barinholtz, CPA and Paul Wilkins, CPA of KRD back to assist ABPA members in learning more about PPP Round 2 as well as address members’ questions regarding the SBA program. The second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds are Read more…


On February 5, 2021, the ABPA submitted opposition to Washington House Bill 1428 (2021) – a bill that would establish a restriction against the use of alternative parts including aftermarket, recycled, remanufactured and refurbished parts when OEM repair procedures are mandated. A copy of the submission is below: ABPA Letter Opposing WA HB1428


On January 22, 2021, the ABPA submitted opposition to Arizona House Bill 2083 (2021) – a bill that would prohibit vehicle owners and independent repairers from accessing a vehicle’s on-board computer to conduct a repair or to enhance their vehicle. A copy of the submission is below: ABPA Letter Opposing AZ HB2083

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