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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Access to Repair (CAR) Coalition has joined a broad array of industry and consumer groups asking Congress to ensure fairness and choice for consumers in the post-collision auto repair process. The CAR Coalition co-signed a letter to lawmakers urging them to oppose any federal preemption of state action on the use of Read more…


Source: Matt Posky, The Truth About Cars When it comes to activism, it’s best to choose your battles carefully. Fortunately, there aren’t too many causes within the auto industry and most are easy to get behind. Even though environmental activists sometimes find themselves at odds with reality, their hearts are usually [in] the right place, and they’ve 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…


Source: Stifel Financial Corp St. Louis – Stifel Financial Corp. announced the hiring of Rob Wagman, former President and CEO of LKQ Corp., as a senior advisor. He will primarily work with Stifel’s growing investment banking team, which includes a diverse group of senior investment bankers covering all facets of the global automotive, mobility, capital goods, auto Read more…


For months, members have worked hard to do what’s best for their businesses and their people by pursuing forgivable PPP loans. With the SBA loan forgiveness application now available, it’s important to also remember that your forgivable loan isn’t your only recourse. There are significant tax-payment deferrals, cash refunds, and credits available from the IRS that can Read more…


Source: Arvind Bhardwaj, Curotec The aftermarket auto parts retail space is as dynamic today as it’s ever been. While some analysts predict steady, if slow growth for the industry, others anticipate that aftermarket demand will exceed 1 billion units by 2025. To meet the demands of consumers, however, auto parts dealers need to be ready for service Read more…


Source: LKQ Corporation CHICAGO — LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq: LKQ) provided an update on its second quarter 2020 operating performance through May. The Company also announced an amendment to its Senior Secured Credit Facility. Second Quarter 2020 Business Update While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a negative impact on our global operations, the effect through May 2020 Read more…


Effective 6/15/2020, 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. Partslink Monthly Statistics Partslink is more than just a database of part numbers. Information pertaining to part pricing and supersession are also available to subscribers.


Source: CollisionWeek For the 22nd straight month, the increase in body repair prices was above the rate of inflation. Auto insurance prices down dramatically in wake of pandemic refunds and discounts. The most recent government figures on inflation through May 2020 indicate the rate of growth of auto body repair prices continues above the rate of general Read more…

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