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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…


Smithfield, RI (September 6, 2017): The 2018 Annual Meeting & Trade show of the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) will be held April 24-27, 2018 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa located in San Diego, CA. The event is a gathering of aftermarket parts manufacturers, distributors, insurance industry executives, and collision repair companies. In addition Read more…


The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) has announced its continued support of the “Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade and Sales Act” (The PARTS Act – S.812 and H.R.1879) which were reintroduced in both houses of Congress on Tuesday, April 4. The PARTS ACT was jointly reintroduced in the 115th Congress by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Read more…


Smithfield, RI – March 28, 2017: The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is publicly supporting auto body repair legislation recently introduced in the West Virginia Legislature (SB 544) that would eliminate the OE requirement on newer vehicles and change notification language. West Virginia’s Senate Bill 544 seeks to revise a current state law that requires written consumer Read more…


Michigan HB4344, the Motor Vehicle Service Repair Act, was recently amended to prohibit collision repair shops from using the majority of the aftermarket parts available today in the first six years of a vehicle’s life. The bill would require that the only non-automaker parts used in repairs be “verified by a nationally recognized automotive parts testing agency.” Read more…


The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is publicly denouncing and expresses concern over auto body repair legislation recently introduced in Maryland that, if passed, will limit consumer choices when having their vehicle repaired. Maryland House Bill 1258 would require auto body repairers to use only car company branded parts for repairs made during the first two years after Read more…


The Automotive Body Parts Association has filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support a petition filed by Felder’s Auto Parts of Louisiana to overturn the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissal of Felder’s antitrust suit against General Motors and one its dealers. The Automotive Body Parts Association believes the 5th U.S. Read more…


Smithfield, RI, Feb. 26, 2015 — The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is proud to announce its support of the “Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade and Sales Act” (The PARTS Act – S. 560 and H.R. 1057) which was introduced today. The PARTS ACT was jointly reintroduced in the 114th Congress by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Read more…


ABPA Encourages Consumers to Understand the Difference Between Counterfeit and Alternative Parts Smithfield, RI, Jun. 9, 2014 — An article was recently published by Joshua Dowling (National Motoring Editor of the “News Corp Australia Network”) titled “New Safety Fears Over Counterfeit Parts”. In this article, Mr. Dowling brings up the important safety issue of counterfeit airbags and Read more…

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