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Self-Driving Cars Could Sink Collision Repair Revenue by 2030

According to a new report from the KPMG U.S. Manufacturing Institute Automotive Center (www.kpmg.com/us), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will see a substantial dent in their lucrative collision parts business as a result of self-driving cars. In fact, KPMG projects that OEM collision repair revenue, which was $5.6 billion in 2015, could drop to $2.7 billion by 2030 and dwindle to $1.4 billion by 2040.

Spend Your Tax Return On A Classic Car Investment Fit For The Whole Family

Recent trends in the classic car market have illustrated that returns on investments are better than ever with sales at the high end of the market offering up to a 500 percent ROI for smart investors. Trends are heating up at the entry level end of the market with more modest cars beginning to appreciate in value. Our experts have some suggestions as to how you can invest your tax money in something tangible that you can enjoy with your family for years to come - an entry-level classic car.

Classic Muscle Cars That Are Easy to Restore

Restoring a classic car or truck is a labor of love. And, just because you find your dream car, doesn’t mean it will be a dream to restore. Obtaining restoration parts for repairs can cost more than your classic will ever be worth. But, starting with certain classics can make the job easier.
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Locator UpFront

8 Steps For Dealing With Customer Complaints

Complaints from your customers are inevitable and are a fact of business life. And while they can be hard to deal with, it makes sense to plan for the inevitable and try to minimize the impacts on your business.

Supersized

Nuwer Auto Parts of Holland, N.Y. has 40 acres of land, an astounding 7,500 vehicles in all makes and models, and a reputation as the area’s leading source of hard-to-find parts.

Going Up?

Twenty years ago the auto recycling industry was flourishing. Many auto recyclers grew successful businesses by selling used parts to local customers, adding self-service yards and scrapping vehicles. Then the Great Recession happened.
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Top Parts Searched At PartsLocator.com

Are you buying recycled auto parts? Using recycled auto parts saves both money and resources. Many recycled auto parts, like engines, are typically 50 percent less than new OEM parts and as a repair alternative, fewer resources are used to manufacture new parts. The auto recyclers featured in the PartsLocator.com’s Part Search stock quality, graded recycled auto parts.

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Summer is Officially Here

Summer is Officially Here

This latest edition of Locator UpFront features an informative piece on PartCycle - a new online marketplace for auto recyclers to sell their inventory. You'll also learn how a new law in Canada is affecting auto recyclers as well as how to ensure you are covered if a fire ever damages or destroys your facility.

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