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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.
2019.08.02 01:02 PM

Sensory Steering Wheel Keeps Your Eyes On The Road

A steering wheel developed by Jaguar Land Rover could help keep drivers’ eyes on the road – by using heat to tell drivers when to turn left or right.
2019.08.02 01:01 PM

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.
2019.08.02 01:01 PM

Fenix Parts to Acquire Cox Truck and Van

Fenix Parts is set to acquire the assets of Cox Truck and Van, Inc. Cox operates a full-service auto recycling facility in Gainesville, GA and both full-service and self-service facilities in Moultrie, GA.
2019.08.02 01:01 PM

Copart Opens a New Location in Hartford, Connecticut

Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT), a global online vehicle auction company, opened a new location in Hartford, Connecticut. This location was formerly Hartford-Springfield Auto Auction. This is Copart’s second location in the state.
2019.08.02 01:01 PM

Most Consumers Don’t Understand Data Security For Connected Vehicles

A recent study by CarGurus found that despite the increased adoption of connected vehicle technology, consumers remain ill-informed about the potential security threats the technology presents.
2019.07.08 08:45 AM

Why Drivers Shouldn’t Use Winter Tires in Summer

Many drivers are tempted to drive their winter tires during the summer season. According to an expert from Nokian Tyres, this is risky for drivers and traffic.
2019.07.08 08:45 AM

Solera Creates Revolutionary Auto Research and Training Center

Solera Holdings, Inc.’s training center will showcase an innovative blend of both industry research and expert training. CESVI LIV NA will feature the latest repair and maintenance tools, equipment and processes for U.S. automotive and insurance industries.
2019.07.08 08:45 AM

Nexcel Makes Oil Changes Quick, Smart and Simple

The Nexcel oil cell, an easy-to-change unit containing both engine oil and filter delivers superior engine performance and improved environmental sustainability. The new technology allows your oil to be changed in around 90 seconds, more than 13 times faster than a conventional oil change of 20 minutes.
2019.07.08 08:45 AM

ELV Project Proves Viable Market for Recycled Plastics from Autos

The ELV Project was designed to study the viability of collecting and recycling plastic car parts, including car bumpers, to eventually be broken down and used as materials to make new products. The results from the ELV Project indicate that there is technology and a market to recycle plastic from vehicles
2019.07.08 08:45 AM

Porsche Reprints Original Driver’s Manuals

Around 700 driver’s manuals are currently available from Porsche Classic, including editions in various languages and in some cases also for different model variants. The portfolio also includes more than 100 warranty and maintenance booklets. There are also vehicle servicing and care booklets/instructions as well as vehicle wallets that are true to the original. The documents are available from Porsche dealers worldwide.
2019.07.08 08:45 AM

NEED HELP?

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.
2019.06.20 01:12 PM

LOOKING AHEAD

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.
2019.06.20 01:12 PM

SIMPLE MARKETING

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.
2019.06.20 01:12 PM

WHEELSPOTTER

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.
2019.06.20 01:12 PM

SECURE SITE

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.
2019.06.20 01:12 PM

ALASKA RECYCLING

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.
2019.06.20 01:12 PM

KNOX AUTO

As the Denton brothers’ reputation grew as a quality recycler in Knoxville, Tenn., the team started expanding their staff and looking for opportunities in the nearby markets on Nashville and Birmingham.
2019.06.20 01:12 PM

Hollander Identifies Wheels With Just A Photo

The WheelSpotter app identifies a wheel’s Hollander Interchange number using only a photo. The WheelSpotter app runs on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. It applies machine learning (artificial intelligence) and advanced filtering to sort through 12,000 OEM wheels to determine the Hollander Interchange number of your wheel.
2019.06.03 11:47 AM

Compare-Autoinsurance.org Explains How To Insure Classic And Vintage Cars

Classic cars are considered investments and their value goes up with each year that passes. To protect their investments, classic car owners must acquire the right car insurance coverage from either the big insurance companies or from the smaller specialized insurers.
2019.06.03 11:47 AM

Three High School Students Win the Seventh Annual Drive for Design Contest

High school students in grades 10-12 were challenged to design the ultimate status vehicle using any FCA brand. Three students from Florida, Washington and Michigan rose above the competition and have been named winners based on their innovative, forward-thinking sketches.
2019.06.03 11:47 AM

Sandhills Global Announces New Collector Car Facts Website, Powered by HiBid.com

Sandhills Global, the tech company behind AuctionTime, Auction Flex, HiBid and Equipmentfacts, announces the launch of the new Collector Car Facts website, CollectorCarFacts.com, serving the car collector auction
2019.06.03 11:47 AM

Automatic Introduces New Connected Car Assistant

Automatic's new Connected Car Assistant transforms most vehicles into connected vehicles through a sleek, install-it-yourself adapter and mobile app.
2019.06.03 11:47 AM

Copart Announces 2019 Rebuild Challenge

The Copart Rebuild Challenge is a contest for car enthusiasts and automotive rebuilders around the United States to show how they have restored, customized or rebuilt a vehicle of their choice.
2019.06.03 11:47 AM

Extensive Classic Collection Goes To Auction

For over 40 years, Coyote Johnson collected classics – everything from muscle cars, MOPAR, Chevrolet, Ford, Pontiac and more. Now that collection of nearly 100 cars – never before seen by the public - will be auctioned off.
2019.06.03 11:47 AM

64 Million People Prefer the Cheapest Car Insurance to the Best Coverage

Car insurance is expensive. The average adult in the U.S. spends roughly $1,000 per year on coverage, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 26 percent of us, say we want the cheapest car insurance rather than the best coverage.
2019.05.14 12:38 PM

CCC Publishes its 2019 Crash Course Report

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced the availability of its 2019 Crash Course report, a data-driven look at the business drivers and technology trends impacting the automotive industry.
2019.05.14 12:38 PM

Major Announcement – Recyclers Get Paid For Deployed and Missing Airbags

Recyclers now have a tool that can be used pre-crush. With a simple scan of the VINs, a parts puller could capture additional bounty revenue prior to the vehicle going to the crusher.
2019.05.14 12:38 PM

Cox Automotive Brings Lyft Ride-Sharing Option to Xtime

Cox Automotive will integrate Lyft's ride-sharing service with Xtime, the leading integrated software platform for automotive service departments, providing car owners with a convenient option for getting to and from service appointments, and enabling dealers to easily tap into the latest mobility solutions.
2019.05.14 12:38 PM

IAA Invests in Innovation Hub at 1871 -- North America's Largest Tech Accelerator Center

IAA Engine HouseTM will serve as an ideation and development center where employees can collaborate with educators, investors, mentors, technologists, buyers and sellers.
2019.05.14 12:38 PM

RepairPal Study Finds the Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Car Repairs

RepairPal released its America's Best and Worst Cities for Auto Repair study, where Jacksonville, Florida, ranked as the best city for car repair, and Honolulu ranked as the worst.
2019.04.04 09:57 AM

Independent Contractor Growth Outpaces Employee Hiring

Small business owners, including those in the auto repair and recycling industries, are increasingly relying on the services of independent contractors as an integral part of their business.
2019.04.04 09:57 AM

ASA Launches New ‘Garage Challenges’ Video Series

ASA launches new “Garage Challenges” videos, and Arizona shop owner & social media guru Frank Leutz will host the series
2019.04.04 09:57 AM

GONE VIRAL

Jason Overturf from A-1 Auto Recyclers in Kirtland, New Mexico, has built a strong web presence with his company’s web site and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
2019.03.20 04:44 PM

15 Minutes With ARA Executive Director Sandy Blalock

Sandy Blalock has been a longtime advocate for the automotive recycling industry. In her new role as executive director with ARA, Blalock answers key questions on the future of the association and the salvage industry.
2019.03.20 04:44 PM

GIVING BACK

Small businesses are more likely to give back to their communities that their larger counterparts. This holds true for mom-and-pop auto recyclers like Brunswick Auto Recycling, Chuckran Auto Parts, M.L. Norwood Auto Recycling, L&M Salvage, U.S. Auto and Shipman Auto.
2019.03.20 04:44 PM

DETROIT LAW

No new salvage yards will be allowed in the city of Detroit, Michigan, for one year—and reputable automotive recyclers say that’s a good thing.
2019.03.20 04:44 PM

Celebrate Earth Day With These "Green" Auto Tips

ASE recommends regular vehicle maintenance and better driving habits as two easy-to-implement strategies. What’s more, improved automotive habits will help your vehicle last longer and command a better resale price.
2019.02.28 07:20 AM

DOE Launches Its First Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling R&D Center: ReCell

The use of lithium-ion batteries has surged in recent years, starting with electronics and expanding into many applications, including the growing electric and hybrid vehicle industry.
2019.02.28 07:20 AM

Online Parts Sales to Break $12B in 2019

Online auto parts and accessory sales in 2019 will be over $12 billion in the U.S. and nearly US $16 billion for North America.
2019.02.28 07:20 AM

Eyesight Technologies Creates CabinSense™

"The CabinSense™ software helps turn the automobile cabin into the ultimate smart environment, making the driving experience safer and more enjoyable for the driver and passengers."
2019.02.28 07:20 AM

CCC Introduces World’s First End-to-End Connected Safety Experience

Volvo Car USA will be the first automaker to leverage CCC® Accident Advisor to help keep drivers safe, informed, and in control in the minutes following an auto accident.
2019.01.30 03:53 PM

U.S. Diesel Vehicle Sales Continue Upward, Despite Headwinds

The fastest growth took place in the heavy-duty pickup category with a 12.5% gain over 2017. Smaller vehicles also marked gains of 9% over 2017. 
2019.01.30 03:53 PM

Where's My Flying Car?

From tires that never go flat to cars that perform self-maintenance, find out what consumers want most – and how likely it is we’ll see these features.
2019.01.30 03:53 PM

Tips for Business Growth in 2019

Grow Your Business This Year - Seven tips to help you leverage your time and assets to make 2019 the most profitable year for your business.
2019.01.03 10:13 AM

15 Minutes With ARA President Jonathan Morrow

Jonathan Morrow may be the youngest ARA president ever, but he’s packed a lot of experience in his 35 years and is ready to lead.
2019.01.03 10:13 AM

New Facebook Watch Series, "Pick, Flip & Drive”

“Pick, Flip & Drive” - The new Facebook Watch Series restores and sells vintage barn finds.
2019.01.03 10:13 AM

New Vehicle Technologies Double Repair Bills for Minor Collisions

New Vehicle Technologies Increase Repair Costs - Even for minor incidents, repair bills could be doubled for collisions.
2019.01.03 10:13 AM

Texas Yard Wins $500,000 In Land Dispute

An eminent domain land dispute created headaches for a Texas salvage yard and its customers. Harold Anderson fought back and won.
2018.12.27 08:46 AM

Change Is Lighting The Way

Use the dark days of winter to transform your business, save money and help the environment by making the switch to energy-efficient lighting.
2018.12.27 08:46 AM

Tax Laws: Changes May Affect Your Business

New legislation regarding tax laws affects nearly every business. Make sure you understand the new obligations.
2018.12.27 08:46 AM

New Episodes of RTM Sudios' "POWERNATION" Franchise Debut in January

“POWERNATION” Franchise Anchors Sunday Morning Programming. Auto enthusiasts can catch new episodes beginning this month.
2018.12.06 07:05 AM

Small Business Checklist for Tax-Time Technology

Tackle Tax Stress: Tips to make technology work for you at tax time.
2018.12.06 07:05 AM

The Stats Are In: Credit Card Fraud is Down 75 Percent Because Of Chip Technology

Chip Technology Hits the Mark: Credit card fraud is down 75 percent with the new technology.
2018.12.06 07:05 AM

Extreme Makeover: Nordstrom’s “Next Generation”

There’s excitement in the air these days at Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc. in Garretson, S.D. The nearly 50-year-old auto recycling business recently unveiled a multimillion dollar facelift five years in the making and the results are - in a word - life-changing.
2018.12.06 07:04 AM

US DOT Releases Guidance For Automated Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released new federal guidance for automated vehicles, advancing its commitment to supporting the safe integration of automation into the broad multimodal surface transportation system.
2018.11.05 10:05 AM

Oregon Governor Proposes Tax Credits For Recycling Engines

Oregon’s governor wants to offer tax credits for recycling diesel engines so the state’s truckers can buy new, cleaner, more efficient engines.
2018.11.05 10:05 AM

General Motors Calls for National Zero Emissions Vehicle (NZEV) Program

General Motors proposed the establishment of a National Zero Emissions Vehicle (NZEV) program for cars and trucks, model years 2021 – 2026, for all 50 states
2018.11.05 10:05 AM

Toyota Joins Check To Protect Recall Campaign

Toyota Motor North America has joined the National Safety Council’s Check To Protect campaign, which seeks to reduce the number of vehicles with open recalls.
2018.11.05 10:05 AM

NAFTA Updated Agreement Looks To Benefit Automakers

President Trump’s new NAFTA agreement could push automakers to buy parts from U.S. companies and build more vehicles in the United States
2018.10.05 07:38 AM

Nationwide’s Venture Partnership With Nexar Helps Create Safer Roadways

Nationwide is partnering with Nexar, a mobility startup focused on promoting safer driving, as part of a plan to deploy $100 million of venture capital in customer-centric solutions.
2018.10.05 07:38 AM

Marty Hollingshead Joins ARA Executive Committee

Marty Hollingshead is the newest ARA Executive Committee Member. The president of Northlake Auto Recyclers in Hammond, Ind. is association’s nominee for ARA secretary for 2018 - 2019.
2018.10.05 07:38 AM

B & R Auto Wrecking Switching To CCC Pinnacle

B&R Auto Wrecking is the largest family-owned auto recycler in the United States with more than 17 locations. The salvage yard is making the switch to CCC Pinnacle.
2018.10.05 07:38 AM

What Your Signage Says About You

How to use your business’ signage to attract customers, create a great first impression and get them to walk through your door.
2018.09.24 01:36 PM

Let’s Talk Recalls: Corporate Responsibility And You

Paul D’Adamo and Katie Stark with Rebuilders Auto Supply discuss how part recalls are the responsibility of absolutely everyone involved in the ELV chain.
2018.09.24 01:36 PM

15 Minutes With ARA President Jonathan Morrow

Jonathan Morrow may be the youngest ARA president ever, but he’s packed a lot of experience in his 35 years and is ready to lead.
2018.09.24 01:36 PM

CCC Rolls Out CCC OEM Care

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced the availability of CCC™ OEM Care, a suite of solutions that support OEM certification programs and enable collision repairers, insurers and auto manufacturers to collaborate on safe, quality repairs.
2018.08.30 01:01 PM

ISRI Successfully Gains EPA Clarification on Recycling of Automobiles with Airbags

Since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a memo in June 2017 regarding the regulatory status of recalled Takata airbags stored in warehouses, there has been a great deal of concern in the recycling industry as to whether not airbags were considered hazardous materials. Auto recyclers, shredder operators, and other airbag stakeholders were left with a number of regulatory questions about both Takata and non-Takata airbags that still remained in vehicles destined for recycling.
2018.08.30 01:01 PM

Alter Trading Corporation Acquires Tenenbaum Recycling Group

Alter Trading Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all the assets of Tenenbaum Recycling Group (TRG), based in Little Rock, Ark. The acquisition brings together two scrap metal recycling companies that are each over 120 years old and have very similar cultures and histories of success. The addition of TRG's 10 locations, primarily in Arkansas, further expands Alter's geographic reach and increases its number of facilities to more than 70. Alter intends to continue to operate all of TRG's existing locations and to maintain their focus on safety, customer service, and quality.
2018.08.30 01:01 PM

ARA and ARC Sent Joint Letter on Import of Automobiles and Parts

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) and the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) submitted a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce on July 13, 2018 regarding the Federal Government’s national security investigation of imports of automobiles and automobile parts. The joint letter expressed concerns with potential unintended consequences on the automotive parts industry that far exceed any relevance to the issue of national security.
2018.08.30 01:01 PM

Action Auto Parts Reopens After Tornado Damage

On July 19, 2018 a tornado ripped through Marshalltown, Iowa, destroying homes and businesses in its path, including Action Auto Parts. The Iowa Automotive Recyclers (IAR) association shared news from Action Auto Parts Owner David Hesmer that he is working with what he has to continue to keep the doors open.
2018.08.02 09:22 AM

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.
2018.08.02 09:22 AM

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.
2018.08.02 09:22 AM

Supreme Court Rule Could Cost Consumers

The decision opens the door for states to collect sales tax from businesses even if they don’t have a brick-and-mortar presence.
2018.07.03 08:22 AM

ISRI Advocacy Delivers for Recyclers in Latest Tariff Measures

The association worked to have several equipment parts removed from the Trump administration’s list of products from China that will receive a 25 percent import duty.
2018.07.03 08:20 AM

ARA Responds To GM Recycled Parts Ban

The association said it the automaker’s decision was a real disservice to consumers because it limits low-cost part alternatives.
2018.07.03 08:18 AM

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.
2018.06.14 05:06 PM

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.
2018.06.14 05:01 PM

Breaking Up Isn’t Hard to Do

Although Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield may have been right about love relationships when they penned their hit, “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do,” when it comes to business, that notion rings less true. Customers frequently break up with their suppliers, vendors and partners. And guess what? Most of them don’t find it hard.
2018.06.14 04:53 PM

Scrap Metal Prices "Peaking"

For those doing some cleaning, the old, nonworking metallic items in the discard pile might be worth something. Local salvage yards are reporting the price of scrap metal is up nearly 50 percent in the past few months.
2018.06.14 04:51 PM

Collector Car Appreciation Day is July 13, 2018

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be officially celebrated on July 13, 2018. The date marks the ninth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.
2018.06.01 06:24 AM

Knox Auto Parts Announces Birmingham, AL Acquisition and Expansion

Expanding the family business to Alabama, Knox Auto Parts has purchased B&D Automotive as its third automotive recycling facility.
2018.06.01 06:22 AM

Great American Insurance Group Introduces Program for Classic Car Restoration and Repair Shops

The Alternative Markets Division of Great American Insurance Group has announced a new national program in conjunction with Grundy Insurance. The program focuses on coverages for antique and classic car restoration and repair shops across the United States.
2018.06.01 06:22 AM

Original Venice Crew Announces Rivalry Challenge for Charity

The Original Venice Crew (OVC), which builds the official continuation 1965 Ford Shelby G.T. 350 Competition Model, has thrown down the gauntlet in the name of charity to Aston Martin and Jaguar. During a press event in Southern California on May 18, 2018, OVC CEO Jim Marietta reignited the rivalry with these two European automakers. The Original Venice Crew is challenging them to race their continuation heritage classic cars against the classic Shelby continuation model.
2018.06.01 06:22 AM

U.S. Federal Trade Commission Warns Automakers About Part Use Statements

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) stated that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff sent warning letters to six major companies including Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) that market and sell automobiles, cellular devices and video gaming systems in the United States.
2018.05.06 09:01 AM

Trade Groups Concerned Over Tariffs

The Auto Care Association joined with more than 100 trade groups to express concern to Congress regarding the potential impact of the Trump Administration’s decision to use tariffs to address China’s unfair trade practices. In the letter addressed to the Chair and ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, the trade groups stated their agreement that China’s “ongoing intellectual property rights violations, forced technology transfers and state intervention harm U.S. companies, workers, consumer and our competitiveness.”
2018.05.06 08:54 AM

Rhode Island Legislation Would Expand Restrictions On Non-OEM Parts

Legislation introduced in the Rhode Island Senate would expand the time frame and extend restriction on the use of non-OEM parts to any part damaged in a collision, not just body parts. The bill also seeks to prohibit insurers from requiring a repairer to use a collision repair procedure not recommended by vehicle manufacturers. The bill would also remove language in current law specifying that the restriction only applies to first-party claims.
2018.05.06 08:52 AM

Built To Dismantle

Sure, you could dismantle four to five cars a day by hand. Or, you could process up to 70 a day with the raw power and delicate precision of the KOBELCO SK210D. That’s what Texas Auto Salvage of San Antonio is doing. The company purchased its first SK210D in October 2017 and quickly ordered a second unit one month later.
2018.05.06 08:37 AM

1953 Skylark Prices Flying North

1953 Buick Skylarks have had a pretty wild time on the auction block in the last six months. On Nov. 4, 2017, we reported that a blue 1953 Skylark deep into No. 5 territory and loaded with raccoon excrement, rust and potential sold for $25,500 in eastern Wisconsin. One month later, in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter Neil Young sold his red 1953 Buick Skylark, reportedly the first on off the line, for an astounding $400,000 on Dec. 9. Both of these sales were off the charts.
2018.04.10 07:52 AM

Save Money. Buy Used Auto Parts

Professional repairers, do-it-yourselfers or just the average vehicle owner will all have to repair their vehicles at some point. Using recycling auto parts for these repairs makes economic sense, with the added benefit of saving the planet.
2018.04.10 07:35 AM

John Harty

Each day, Noreen Harty takes orders, packages them up and ships them out. It may seem like a normal process — with one exception. There’s no technology at all at her family’s business, John Harty Tools in Barre, Mass. That means no email, no website and no credit card machine. Orders are processed C.O.D. the old-fashioned way - the way they’ve been done since the business started back in the late 1950s.
2018.03.21 09:38 AM

Let’s Talk Recalls

There is a lot of “fake news” relative to the airbag recalls and in many cases auto recyclers are not recovering them. There are three main reasons why auto recyclers should remove defective airbags.
2018.03.21 09:16 AM

Plastics Parts

With plastic playing a bigger role in vehicle design, due to its ability to improve safety, comfort and reducing emissions, more plastic parts end up being thrown away. In fact, very few plastic parts are recycled. The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) set out to see if plastic parts could also be as viably-recycled as metal parts. To do this, the association created the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Recycling Demonstration Project.
2018.03.21 09:16 AM

Since 1956

Some auto recyclers find success by specializing and cornering a small niche. Johnson’s Auto Wrecking has found success by taking exactly the opposite approach.
2018.03.21 09:16 AM

Packaging Prowess

I have been working in the shipping and logistics arena for nearly 20 years now – long enough to know that every day brings a new challenge and that I have NOT yet seen and heard it all.
2018.03.21 09:16 AM

U.S. Senate Auto Caucus Briefing on Sustainability

A coalition of leading vehicle battery manufacturers, recyclers, retailers and users dedicated to the responsible manufacturing, use and reuse of vehicle batteries launched an initiative to recover 2 million more batteries with the goal of achieving a recycling rate of 100 percent. The campaign, called the 2 Million Battery Challenge, is an effort to engage consumers to bring their used vehicle batteries to the nearest participating auto parts retailer to have them properly recycled.
2018.03.06 05:57 AM

Sellick Opens New Manufacturing Facility

Sellick Equipment Limited recently cut the ribbon on an all-new $21 million dollar manufacturing facility with state-of-the-art technology to maintain Sellick as a leader in the rough terrain forklift market.
2018.03.06 05:53 AM

Fenix Parts Announces Merger With Stellex

Fenix Parts, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Stellex Capital Management LP under which a Stellex-controlled affiliate would acquire the company for $0.40 per share in cash along with the assumption of over $40 million in operating and long-term liabilities, including $33 million of indebtedness.
2018.03.06 05:51 AM

Another Million Cars Added To Recall

The Associated Press reported that Toyota and Honda are recalling more than 1 million additional vehicles in the United States to replace defective and potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.
2018.02.03 09:07 AM
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