April 2014

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Green Disposal

Today’s marketplace of vehicles is comprised of an electric array of makes and models from various beleaguered manufacturers around the world. No matter where or how they are constructed, these vehicles will eventually reach the end of their useful lives.

The Greene Team

It’s just a coincidence that the family that owns G & R Auto Parts has an environmentally friendly name. Consider that very appropriate - since the Greene family was “going green” at their Oklahoma City, Okla. recycling yard even before it was fashionable.

Steck Introduces The Super Easy Wedge

Many of today’s new vehicles may require additional pressure and surface area to spread the force along the door when performing unlocks. New vehicles are being built with sturdier window frames that may require additional pressure when unlocking the vehicle. Larger vehicles have larger doors which also may require additional pressure when performing unlocks.

ASA Board of Directors Installed

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held its annual business meeting on March 6, 2014 at the Sheraton Overland Park near Kansas City, Kan. The event included an open meeting of the board of directors, a swearing-in ceremony of the new board and a reception for ASA members in attendance immediately following the meeting.

ABPA Denounces Maryland Repair Legislation

The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is publicly denouncing the recently-announced auto body repair legislation in Maryland (Senate Bill 487) and its corresponding House Bill, 574. Senate Bill 487 would prohibit insurers from requiring the use of alternative collision parts on vehicles less than five years old.

I-CAR Introduces Training For Full-Frame Repairs

I-CAR® has added a new live, instructor-led course to its catalog, Full-Frame Partial Replacement (FFR01). This course provides information on OEM repair procedures and welding requirements for full-frame vehicles and covers several important collision repair topics that are critical to complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.
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