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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…


ABPA Denounces Recent Auto Body Repair Legislation in Maryland Smithfield, RI, Mar. 4, 2014 — The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is publicly denouncing and expresses grave concern over the recently announced Auto Body Repair legislation in Maryland (Senate Bill 487) and its corresponding House Bill, 574. Senate Bill 487 would prohibit insurers from requiring the use Read more…


July 27, 2011 ABPA today released the following statement following publication of a Volvo Service Manager Bulletin regarding the replacement of structural parts on Volvo vehicles: The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) continues to advocate for the use of quality, safe alternative parts for consumer vehicle repairs, despite attempts by Volvo and other car companies to limit Read more…


SECAUCUS, N.J., March 23, 2011 — At the March meeting of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC), ABPA unveiled a presentation based on the results of independent studies that demonstrated the quality and safety delivered by competitively produced aftermarket body parts. The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) presented the results of various data obtained through low- and high-speed Read more…


HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2010 — The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) today fired back at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) including Ford and Toyota, saying it would continue educating America’s consumers on the many benefits of using aftermarket replacement components to repair their vehicles. “The aftermarket industry is not going to just sit back silently while the OEMs Read more…

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