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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

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


Stop Scrapping Valuable Wheels
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

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

3rd Eye Digital Tools Provide Critical Safety and Operational Support to Towing Industry

3rd Eye cameras and their robust backroom cloud-based software analytics are beginning to make their presence known in the towing industry, and according to Carolina Towing owner Frank Mishoe, it couldn't happen fast enough.
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

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
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MoreBenefits of Used Parts

Classic Parts Locator

A New Way To Search For Classic Parts And Cars
The classic vehicle restoration marketplace is the biggest it has ever been. According to Money.CNN.com, auction sales of collector cars passed $1 billion in 2013. Owners are also spending big money to restore and / or upkeep their vehicles. SecondChanceGarage.com stated owners spend nearly $1.9 billion a year on classic vehicle restorations.

Automakers Celebrate Recycling Programs

It’s not just auto recyclers that tout the benefits of reduce, reuse, recycle … auto manufactures also understand the benefits of using recycled parts and recycling materials for their vehicles.

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.
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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.

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.

ARA Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program

7 Steps to Success
ARA’s new leadership program looks to connect seasoned veterans with the industry’s young talent to create a solid future. 
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Battery Recycling Expected to Reach $11.83 Billion by 2022

According to a report published by Research and Markets, a global marketing research firm, the the global battery recycling market is projected to reach $11.83 billion by 2022, growing 6.5 percent between 2017 and 2022. The report attributes the growth of this market to the growing output of spent batteries from the automotive and industrial sources.

ARA Calls On Automakers To Release VINs Of All Vehicles With Takata Airbags

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has called on automakers to publicly release a comprehensive list of vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and their airbag serial numbers for all vehicles with Takata airbags.

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.

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The Locator Magazine September 2019
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October 2017

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

September 2017

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.