Pull-A-Part, (www.pullapart.com) has achieved a milestone in the national effort to prevent mercury contamination in the environment caused by mercury switches in old vehicles. The company has captured more than 255,178 mercury switches from old cars at its 28 used auto parts superstores in 12 states, before making the vehicles available to consumers to pull and purchase used auto parts.
CCC Information Services Inc. has added the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance) as a supplier to the CCC TRUE™ Parts Network, an electronic automotive parts quoting and eProcurement network that connects auto parts suppliers with CCC’s expansive base of customers.
Experts in the field of cyber security believe there are two kinds of business owners in the world - the smart ones who know they have been victimized by a cyber-threat or crime, and the remainder who do not realize it. If you are a small business owner, it is not a matter of if you will be victimized; it is a matter of when. Is your small business prepared for the inevitable?
Northlake Auto Recyclers, Inc. doesn’t see a lot of retail traffic in its location in Hammond, Ind. That’s a shame, because customers are missing out on all of the updates and improvements that owner Marty Hollingshead has made in recent years.
General Motors (GM) is making moves to correct a multi-million vehicle mistake by buying back recalled ignition switches from auto recyclers. The company has hired Rebuilders Automotive Supply (RAS) to facilitate the purchases. RAS sent a letter to auto recyclers in late August that outlines the plan.
As the holiday season gears up, it’s essential to remember what’s important. We at The Locator are thankful for our loyal customers and readers. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them. In honor of Thanksgiving, our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28.
The 71st annual ARA Convention & Expo was a big success! The Locator had a great time in Nashville, Tenn. This was one of the best shows we’ve had in years as exhibitors. Our booth was always full of both old and new customers. It was a great opportunity to catch up with friends we haven’t seen since last year.