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Houston, TX – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) applauds United States Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) for introducing the ‘Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act.’ The legislation, H.R. 6570, will ensure the preservation of consumer choice, a fair marketplace, and the continued safe operation of the nation’s 288 million registered passenger and commercial Read more…


Smithfield, RI — The 2022 Annual Meeting & Trade show of the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) will be held May 3-May 6, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach located in Newport Beach, CA. The event is a gathering of aftermarket parts manufacturers, distributors, insurance industry executives, and collision repair companies. In addition to the ABPA’s Read more…


Houston, TX – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) both applauds and supports the Save Money on Auto Repair Transportation (SMART) Act which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week. The SMART Act is being championed by Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-50), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet in Read more…


Houston, TX – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) applauds the report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which urges expanded consumer access to auto repair options. The report is a summary of findings from the “Nixing the Fix” project which was initiated by the FTC in early 2019. The ABPA, which both attended the Nixing Read more…


Smithfield, RI — The 2021 Annual Meeting & Trade show of the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) will be held September 21-24, 2021 at the Renaissance Hotel located in Nashville, TN. The event is a gathering of aftermarket parts manufacturers, distributors, insurance industry executives, and collision repair companies. In addition to the ABPA’s organizational business meetings, the 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…


Smithfield, RI — The 2020 Annual Meeting & Trade show of the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) will be held April 28-May 1, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach located in Newport Beach, CA. The event is a gathering of aftermarket parts manufacturers, distributors, insurance industry executives, and collision repair companies. In addition to the ABPA’s Read more…


Houston, TX – The ABPA is concerned with the accelerated introduction of OE Repair Procedure bills in multiple states that are tying in the exclusive use of OE Parts. Though noble intentions were behind their origination, we are seeing an increase in the addition of anti-aftermarket language that is not only detrimental to an important segment in Read more…


Smithfield, RI – The Automotive Body Part Association (ABPA) voiced our opposition to the proposed Section 232 automotive tariffs at a July 19, 2018 hearing at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. Representing the ABPA at the hearing was Chairman Christopher Northup of Professional Parts Group. “Parts and related services are the fuel that keeps the Read more…


Smithfield, RI – The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is voicing our extreme disappointment to a recent self-serving position statement by General Motors (GM) stating that the automobile manufacturer does not approve of the use of aftermarket, reconditioned, or salvage Bumper Covers/Fascias on GM vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). “The ABPA takes exception to Read more…

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