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IAA Launches Enhanced Vehicle Details Page

Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA) has launched an enhanced Vehicle Details page on its website, IAAI.com. The newly enhanced page is aimed at streamlining customer access to the most relevant and important vehicle information. IAA is a business unit of KAR Auction Services and is a leading provider of vehicle liquidation, logistics, title processing and inventory sourcing for damaged, high mileage and lower value vehicles.

Indiana Auto Recyclers Receive Clean Yard Gold Level Award

Ray’s Auto Parts, Inc. in Amboy, Ind. has been received the Indiana Clean Yard-Gold Level award. Bruno Pigott, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), presented Michael Hierholzer, owner of Ray’s Auto Parts with the award in March.

CCC Releases 2017 Crash Course Report

CCC Information Services, Inc. recently released its 2017 Crash Course report. The report focuses on the trends and business drivers within the automotive collision industry. This year’s report, “It’s Happening,” examines the rapidly changing technology that is driving change for the consumer, vehicle, the insurer and the repairer. Crash Course is compiled using research and information from a wide range of sources and an aggregated set of data from CCC’s data warehouse, which includes approximately 180 million claims worth of information.
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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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