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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


Dear ABPA Members, As we look back on 2020, it is a year that I am sure that many of you will not miss. As the year started no one could have imagined that a pandemic would ravage our country, our economy and affect so many lives. Even though auto parts distributors were classified as essential businesses, Read more…


The ABPA has joined a coalition that opposes California bill AB 3262 (2020). AB 3262 would unfairly and arbitrarily apply strict product liability to online marketplaces, in a serious departure from well-established legal standards and public policy governing strict liability. The bill will stifle online marketplaces and the many small businesses that sell through them at a Read more…


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…


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…

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