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Butler’s Auto Recycling Explains the Potential Effects of COVID-19 on Auto Recycling in the United States

Analysts within the automotive recycling industry are predicting that the industry could begin seeing a surge in demand for used auto parts. COVID-19 is continuing to impact the United States, making these very uncertain times for many businesses, including auto parts manufacturers.
2020.05.08 05:50 AM

Automotive Recyclers Association Launches COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announced that a relief fund has been established for professional automotive recyclers impacted by the COVID-19 virus. In large part this came about after ARA Associate Member company, Car-Part.com, announced that the company will pledge up to $30,000 to the fund.
2020.05.08 05:50 AM

UK Study Reveals Why The Amateur Mechanic May Become A Thing Of The Past

A significant number of car owners are incapable of identifying the most common and important parts of their car’s engine, a new report has revealed.
2020.04.09 06:45 AM

Recall Search Tool Flags Millions of Open Safety Recalls, Including Takata Airbags

More than 257 million vehicles have now been processed through a search tool aimed at creating greater consumer awareness of auto recalls. The Vehicle Recall Search Service (VRSS) has identified over 8 million vehicles on the road with an open recall, of which 1.7 million of them had an open Takata airbag recall.
2020.04.09 06:45 AM

Ecotrade Boosts Scrap Catalyst Recycling By Revolutionizing Industry With A Mobile App

Ecotrade Group, a leading recycler of scrap catalytic converters, has introduced a mobile app. The company's Eco Cat App is offering convenient access to the most updated market prices of scrap catalyst recycling.
2020.04.09 06:45 AM

IAA Exclusively Integrates SpinCar® Feature Tour® into Salvage Auction Platform

IAA, Inc., a leading global marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, has announced the integration of SpinCar® Feature Tour® into its online auction platform. This enhances the recently launched IAA 360 View™ and further expands the company’s industry-leading merchandising platform.
2020.04.09 06:45 AM

Free Unless Sold: The New Online Auto Auction House for the Modern Enthusiast

Awesome Joe Auctions™, the new online auction house for the modern enthusiast, offers a collection of modified, motorsport, classic, exotic, and other commodity autos for collectors, racers, and hobbyists.
2020.04.09 06:45 AM

Plug ‘N Drive Launches $1,000 Incentive To Scrap A Gas Car Plus $1,000 Towards A Used EV

Ontario residents qualify for a new incentive of $1,000 if they scrap their old gas car and replace it with a used electric car. This program is being offered to encourage drivers to make the switch to low carbon transportation and reduce air pollution.
2020.04.09 06:45 AM

Mitchell Diagnostics™ System Surpasses One Million Collision Repair Scan Milestone

Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, has completed more than 1 million vehicle repair scans on collision-damaged vehicles using the industry-leading and patented system. This milestone follows significant, recent enhancements to the Mitchell Diagnostics product suite, which help facilitate the proper and safe repair of vehicles.
2020.04.09 06:45 AM

COVID-19 Resources For Auto Recyclers

Updated links to the latest resources for automotive recyclers in response to the COVID-19 virus from ARA, WHO, CDC, SBA and more.
2020.03.31 09:28 AM
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Sharing A World of Ideas On Recycling
Green parts marketing. International vehicle-processing standards. Worldwide definitions for "auto recycler." End-Of-Life Vehicles (ELVs). The benefits of product reuse. These were some of the major topics discussed at the 2010 International Roundtable on Auto Recycling (IRT).

Tips For Buying Used Classic Parts

Auto recycling facilities that specialize in classics can really be a treasure trove for restorers. Many of these yards have thousands of classic vehicles onsite and are always out buying up more. One auto recycling facility out of thousands in the United States may have the exact car you’re restoring, guaranteeing a supply of parts. But the key is to find your diamond in the rough, which can be a challenge.

Save Money, Time & The Environment

Buy Recycled Auto Parts
The Locator Magazine has helped auto recyclers sell used auto and truck parts since 1957. The Locator believes in this industry - which generates $22 billion in sales per year, according to the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) - and is a strong proponent of the use of recycled auto parts in as many collision and mechanical repairs as possible. It’s an easy decision to make. Recycled auto parts save money, time and are an environmentally-sound purchase.
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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.


Study Shows Auto Recyclers Help The Environment
Auto recyclers have always known that their businesses help the environment. Now a scientific study has proven it.

Hi-Tech & Hi-Touch: NationWide Takes New Spin on Recycling

NationWide’s New Spin On Recycling - With more than 12,000 Instagram followers, Mostafa Azatullah offers some of his keys to his success along with his take on the future of auto recycling.
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Bill Opens Hatfield-McCoy Area To ATVs

West Virginia legislation to allow off-road vehicles to operate on trails -including in the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area - was signed into law by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin last month. The trails are managed by the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority and House Bill 2689 allowed the agency to change its rules for trail use. The trails are currently restricted to ATVs, dune buggy-type vehicles and motorcycles. They cover 600-plus miles in the mountains of Southern West Virginia. and are open daily, (www.trailsheaven.com).


Have you heard of Chris Wright? If you haven't yet, you soon will. Wright is president of Capital Auto Parts, Inc. in Thomasville, Ga. and the newest member of the ARA executive committee. He joined the group as secretary at the 2009 ARA convention in Lexington, Ky. No stranger to the national association, Wright previously served as an ARA regional director before taking a break to focus on his family and the business.

Hollander Helps eBay Customers Buy Used Parts

Today’s consumers are increasingly careful with how they spend their money and how their purchases affect the environment. Using recycled auto parts to fix your vehicle, instead of buying new parts, doesn’t just make sense economically but it makes sense also in doing your part as a consumer to protect the environment.

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October 2017

In This Issue ... CIIA to Hold New Certification of Qualification Prep Courses

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In This Issue ... Flood Cars In The U.S. Jump 20% Since Last Year.

August 2017

In this issue ... New Part Search at PartsLocator.com, B&R Auto Wrecking Acquires California Auto Recycling Facility, PartCycle Announces New Artificial Intelligence Technology for Used Auto Part Shopping and Locator’s Directory Deadline Coming Soon.