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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…

Ford recently put out a press release criticizing aftermarket parts without providing documentary evidence to support its supposedly scientific findings. Considering Ford’s often-repeated claims of concern for safety, conspicuously absent was any data illustrating the most important element in comparing aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts: occupant injury. Ford also presented absolutely zero crash sensor data Read more…


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