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Our Take – The ABPA has been a proud partner of the NABC Recycled Rides Program for over seven years and we look forward to continuing to work wth them on this tremendous program in the years to come – Ed Salamy, Executive Director – ABPA — Source: Autobody News The NABC Recycled Rides presentation was held Read more…


Source: Greg Norman, FOX Business Cost of new vehicles remain ‘prohibitively high’ for American consumers, S&P Global Mobility says The average age of cars and light trucks on the road today in the U.S. has hit a new record of 12.6 years in 2024 as new vehicle prices remain high, according to vehicle registration data tracked by Read more…


Source: National Law Review, by Aaron H. Jacoby, and Andrea M. Gumushian of ArentFox Schiff LLP The FTC’s Statements on Connected Vehicle Data Connected cars have been on the FTC’s radar for years.[1] Its most recent blog post specifically highlights the Commission’s concerns regarding over collecting– and the risk of secondary uses– of sensitive data, such as Read more…


Dear ABPA Members, We are pleased to share a significant update regarding the LKQ vs. GM patent case. This case has profound implications for our industry, particularly in the realm of design patents and the availability of competitive aftermarket parts. Case Background LKQ Corporation challenged several design patents held by General Motors (GM), contending that these patents Read more…


Effective 5/15/2024, new Partslink data is available to 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.


The Collision Repair Education Foundation’s annual golf fundraiser is happening the week of July 8th when the national, Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meetings head to Denver. At their golf fundraiser last summer in Indianapolis, CREF raised over $100,000 to help support high school/college collision programs/students. An even bigger event is anticipated this July at Arrowhead Golf Club Read more…


Aftermarket collision parts distributor opens 40th facility with new hub in Dallas TOTOWA, NJ — Empire Auto Parts, a leading distributor of aftermarket automotive parts, announced the opening of its newest distribution facility in Dallas, Texas. This marks the company’s 8th large scale distribution center and its first location in the Lone Star State, further solidifying Empire Read more…


The 44th ABPA Annual Meeting and Business Conference, held from April 22-24, 2024, at the exquisite Scott Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, was an exhilarating showcase of innovation, collaboration, and industry insights. With a dynamic schedule packed with keynote speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, attendees were treated to a comprehensive exploration of the automotive aftermarket landscape. Day Read more…


April 23, 2024 Revenue of $3.7 billion (an 11% increase compared to the same period in 2023) Diluted EPS of $0.59; adjusted diluted EPS of $0.82 Operating cash flow of $253 million; free cash flow of $187 million Dividend of $0.30 per share approved to be paid in the second quarter of 2024 Completed an offering of Read more…


Kentwood, MI – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard-setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, announces the election of four members to its Board of Directors, and three members to its Technical Committee. Joining the Board are: Paul Krauss, Caliber Collision; Kyle Thompson, The Boyd Group/Gerber Collision & Glass; and Todd Williams, Read more…

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