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Source: Collision Repair Education Foundation Hoffman Estates, IL – KSI Auto Parts has contributed over $250,000 in financial and in-kind support for collision repair schools through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. KSI contributed $25,000 to support the Foundation last year and initiated a program to donate parts to collision school programs. Through the parts donation program, they Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Information provider details increased claim cost due to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and how they are influencing estimating process and repair information access. As the share of newer vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) installed has grown each year, collision repair facility operators have had to invest in the latest technology to repair these Read more…


Source: Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) The AASP-MN proposal to make it an unfair claims practice for an insurance company to refuse payment for a repair procedure that is called for by an original vehicle manufacturer was pulled from the Minnesota House Commerce Committee Agenda last week, effectively ending prospects for passage this Legislative Read more…


With today being the first day of the Spring equinox, this means that the 2019 ABPA Convention is almost here! There is still time to register for the convention, but time is running out to secure the ABPA rate at the host property, the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. For the special ABPA rate of $195, attendees Read more…


Effective 3/15/2019, 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.


Each year, the ABPA is proud to team up with the National Auto Body Council (NABC), Caliber Collision, and Geico in supporting the NABC Recycled Rides program. For those who regularly attend the ABPA convention, this is a tremendous event where a local family in need receives a donated car through the program. This year at ABPA Read more…


Ever think of becoming an ABPA Board member or know someone who may want to serve? Your opportunity is now! During the 2019 ABPA Convention in Fort Lauderdale, we will be conducting Board elections during the late morning session on Thursday, 5/2. Should you choose to run, you will have the opportunity to address the membership on Read more…


Source: LKQ Corporation February 28, 2019 Annual revenue growth of 22% to $11.9 billion; fourth quarter growth of 22% Annual organic revenue growth for parts and services of 4.4%; fourth quarter growth of 2.5% Operating cash flow of $711 million, up 37% compared to 2017 Non-cash impairment charges of $97 million for the full year; $75 million Read more…


The certification demonstrates Crash Champions’ leadership in collision repair and excellence in customer service ANN ARBOR, Mich. — NSF International, an independent public health and safety organization with 75 years of independent testing, auditing and certification expertise, including extensive experience in the automotive supply chain, has certified seven Crash Champions locations throughout the Chicago area. Earning NSF Read more…


Source: Body Shop Business A new bill in the Nevada Legislature wants to revise repair laws related to repairing damage to motor vehicles with aftermarket parts. The bill was sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Carrillo and entered the legislature on Feb 18. Nevada bill AB173 revises provisions relating to the repair of motor vehicles (BDR 57-835). Currently, the Read more…

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