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On March 16, 2022, the ABPA submitted opposition to Connecticut House Bill 5366 (2022), sections of which are detrimental to the alternative parts industry and will cause Connecticut drivers to face higher costs and longer wait times when getting their vehicles repaired. A copy of the submission is below: ABPA Letter Opposing CT HB5366


Houston, TX – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) applauds United States Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) for introducing the ‘Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act.’ The legislation, H.R. 6570, will ensure the preservation of consumer choice, a fair marketplace, and the continued safe operation of the nation’s 288 million registered passenger and commercial Read more…


ABPA members have been suffering the impact of car company tactics to diminish our industry to create a monopoly on collision parts. The ABPA continues to fight these issues daily and need our members to show their support against the issues that are impacting their businesses. The ABPA is proud to launch our new website “mypartschoice.com”. We Read more…


The ABPA has been working with the OSRA21 Coalition to support the passing of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021. Recently, the ABPA has endorsed and signed off on a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) expressing concern that the recently announced “Excess Dwell Fees” will be simply passed along from the ocean carriers to Read more…


Multi-Million Dollar Campaign to Build Support for Reforms to Strengthen Consumer Choice, Stop Design Patent Misuse and Promote Competition in the Auto Repair Marketplace 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, has launched a multi-million dollar Read more…


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…

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