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Transition To Electric And Autonomous Vehicles Will Cost Auto Industry Hundreds Of Billions

The automotive industry faces the possibility of a monumental capital drain in the near term as hundreds of players, including non-traditional ones, are all pouring unprecedented sums into electric and autonomous vehicles years before those technologies are fully cost competitive in the market, when consumers are questioning the cost and safety of some of the technologies, and just as the market itself is set to continue a cyclical downturn. That’s according to a new study, including a pair of consumer surveys, from AlixPartners, the global consulting firm.

ARA Statement on Passage of Rhode Island Legislation Restricting Recycled Parts Utilization

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) expressed disappointment recently with the enactment of legislation in Rhode Island that has serious anti-competitive consequences for consumers, professional automotive recyclers and independent collision repair professionals across the country.

Auto Groups Write Open Letter To President Trump

Seven auto groups, representing nearly 10 million jobs in the United States, posted an open letter to President Trump urging his administration to avoid imposing additional tariffs on imported autos and parts.
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  4. An Interview with a Metallurgist
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NMVTIS

NMVTIS is growing in use and activity. According to AAMVA (the group that operates and manages the NMVTIS database), 96 percent of all the vehicles in the United States are represented in the database. There are a few states that are not contributing data to the database but this year grants have been given to these states, so they should be contributing data in the near future.

An Interview with a Metallurgist

Edmund Schwenk is a Metallurgist and CEO of PGM Recovery Systems, Inc. For more than 30 years, he has been engaged in the processing/refining/manufacturing of precious metals. Schwenk shared his insight about precious metals and converter recycling in today’s market.

A Family Legacy

When the local high school needs a car as a prop for their school musical, they go to Erie Auto Salvage. When the local fire department needs a car to practice on, they head to Erie Auto. And when customers all over want a friendly face and a warm reception, they, too, turn to Erie Auto. This Colorado yard is known for its friendliness, community spirit and, importantly, having the right part.
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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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