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MoneyRates.com Reveals the Best States for Car Enthusiasts

MoneyRates.com revealed the best states for car enthusiasts, with Midwestern states South Dakota and Nebraska taking the top two spots.

Registration Opens for ARA's 76th Annual Convention & Exposition

Network with hundreds of industry professionals during ARA’s 76th Annual Convention & Exposition. The convention takes place this year October 10 – 12 in Charlotte, N.C.

Volvo Launches Complimentary Tow for Life

No matter what vintage Volvo you may drive, roadside towing is now available free of charge. “Tow for Life” service works alongside the recently launched Volvo Car Accident Advisor and the Volvo Lifetime Replacement Parts & Labor Warranty.
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Businesses that handle five or more junk, salvage or total loss vehicles per year are required to report to the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System database. Auto Data Direct is your source for salvage vehicle reporting and so much more.


The Automotive Recyclers Association’s Peer to Peer Mentoring program aims to mentor those that are new to the industry, those that may be struggling, and those that simply want to become better. The goal was to improve our industry one recycler at a time.


Small businesses were a big contributor to current economic growth, and to the high U.S. consumer confidence, which reached a 17-year high in Nov. 2017. To take advantage of the favorable economic environment, consider these four moves to set your small business up for success.


No one has time to sort through complex messages, confusing web design or too many options in order to find what they need. Customers are looking for simplified experiences throughout the buyer’s journey. The business that can deliver their solution with clear messages and a simple pricing and packaging model will win the customer.


Hollander’s new app, WheelSpotter quickly identifies a wheel’s Hollander Interchange number to determine whether that wheel should be sold to a scrapper or a remanufacturer.


Break-ins, vandalism and thefts – both internal and external – are all concerns for salvage yard owners. Solid Security offers tips to keep your business secure.


Northwest Auto Parts, based in Anchorage, Alaska, faces unique challenges, often working in the dark or extreme weather to pull parts, and relying on barges and planes to get parts to distant destinations.
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Recycled Parts Buying Trends

The Locator's commitment to buyers and sellers of recycled parts has been the driving force for the company for more than 50 years. For the past several months, the data has shows a clear trend for purchasing smaller, easy-to-install parts. Headlights, tail lamps and side view mirrors have been popular among buyers. But buyers also continue to purchase the larger, more expensive parts including engines and transmissions.

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Most Popular Parts Searches

PartsLocator's new late-model parts search allows users to find the parts they need, purchase them and have them shipped directly. The site is user friendly and completely responsive so access from any device - desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device - is seamless.

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