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Austin, TX – On May 9, ABPA Executive Director Ed Salamy testified in opposition to Texas State Bill 1083 before the Texas House Insurance Committee. Previously, the ABPA had stated its opposition to the Bill with a letter that was sent to all the relevant Committee members. During the abbreviated hearing, eleven witnesses provided testimony with only Read more…


On May 5, 2023, the ABPA submitted opposition to Texas Senate Bill 1083 (2023), which will will adversely affect Texas drivers as it would establish a 36-month restriction against the use of alternative parts including aftermarket, recycled, remanufactured, and refurbished parts when OEM repair procedures are mandated. The ABPA is against any repair procedure that encourages monopolistic Read more…


On April 10, 2023, the ABPA submitted opposition to Texas House Bill 1321 (2023), which will adversely affect Texas drivers as it would limit consumer choice by restricting aftermarket automotive parts in favor of more expensive car company branded parts. HB 1321 would not achieve its goal as Texas drivers would be adversely affected should they be Read more…


Dear ABPA Members, The CAR Coalition recently announced the reintroduction of the SMART Act (see press release below). The ABPA encourages ALL our members to make your voices heard and to email your member of Congress that you support both the SMART and REPAIR Acts. To write your member of Congress, go to the CAR Coalition website Read more…


On March 27, 2023, the ABPA submitted opposition to Texas Senate Bill 1083 (2023), which will adversely affect Texas drivers as it would establish a 36-month restriction against the use of alternative parts including aftermarket, recycled, remanufactured, and refurbished parts when OEM repair procedures are mandated. The ABPA is against any repair procedure that encourages monopolistic behavior Read more…


On February 28, 2023, ABPA Executive Director Ed Salamy attended a reception in support of the Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act (H.R. 906). The reception was hosted by SEMA, MEMA, AutoCare, and the CAR Coalition where Salamy serves as a member of the Board. Despite a late room change within the Cannon Read more…


On February 23, 2023, the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) submitted a pair of letters to ITC Secretary to the Commission (Lisa Barton) in response to two exclusion orders issued against our members, LKQ Corp and TYC – Genera Corp. Both cases are related to design patents on headlamps for Kia and Hyundai vehicles (Investigation Numbers 337-TA-1291 Read more…


On February 28, 2023, the ABPA submitted opposition to Montana Senate Bill 501 (2023), which will adversely affect Montana 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. The ABPA is against any repair procedure that encourages monopolistic behavior that Read more…


Legislative Alert: Take Action Now!Ask Your U.S. Representative to Support the REPAIR Act As vehicle technology becomes even more complex, the car companies create new barriers that limit consumer choice which increase the cost to repair and maintain vehicles. The REPAIR Act will reduce these barriers, putting consumers’ interests first. The ABPA supports this important piece of Read more…


Houston, TX – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) applauds United States Reps. Neal Dunn (R-FL), Brendan Boyle (D-PA-02), Warren Davidson (R-OH-08), and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA-03) for reintroducing the ‘Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act’ (H.R. 906). The legislation will ensure the preservation of consumer choice, a competitive marketplace, and the continued Read more…

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