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Rare Vehicles Auction Set For July 2017

More than 700 rare and unique cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, buggies and more will be auctioned off in July in Norwalk, Ohio. The Ron Hackenberger Collection will be auctioned off July 14 -16, 2017. JF Marketing/Auction & Real Estate Services in Ohio and VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC, of Minnesota have been contracted to run the auction.
2017.03.06 12:46 PM

LKQ Announces Results For Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2016

LKQ Corporation announced results for its fourth quarter, and full year ended December 31, 2016, on February 23, 2017. The company stated its net income for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $86.3 million, a decrease of 9.2 percent as compared to $95.1 million for the same period of 2015. But, net income for full year 2016 was $464 million, an increase of 9.6 percent as compared to $423.2 million for the same period of 2015.
2017.03.06 12:46 PM

Celebrate Earth Day 2017

The Earth Day Network (www.EarthDay.org) announced that its theme for 2017 is environmental and climate literacy. The group stated that education is the foundation for progress.
2017.03.06 12:46 PM

Mopar Debuts Limited Edition Dodge Challenger

In celebration of 80 years of Mopar®, the company unveiled its limited-edition Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger at the Chicago Auto Show in February.
2017.03.06 12:46 PM

GM Resolves SEC Ignition Switch Investigation

General Motors Co. (GM) announced that it has resolved a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation arising from the company’s 2014 ignition switch recalls by consenting to an administrative SEC Cease and Desist Order, without admitting or denying any wrongdoing.
2017.02.07 07:43 AM

Solera Holdings, Inc. To Acquire Autodata

Solera Holdings, Inc., a global leader in data and software for the automotive, home ownership and digital identity management ecosystems and parent company of Hollander, Inc. and Audatex, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Autodata, a leading provider of technical information and knowledge solutions for the automotive service, maintenance and repair (SMR) industry.
2017.02.07 07:43 AM

Arnott Unveils New Website For Motorcycles

Motorcycle repairers and enthusiasts now have a new place to buy suspension products built just for motorcycles. Arnott, an industry leader in manufacturing and distributing quality aftermarket air suspension products and accessories, recently announced its Arnott Motorcycle Air Suspension division has launched a new website, www.arnottcycles.com.
2017.02.07 07:43 AM

2017 North American Car, Truck And Utility Vehicle Of The Year Winners Announced

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car, Honda Ridgeline pickup and Chrysler Pacifica minivan were named 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively. The announcement was made at the North American International Auto Show on January 9, 2017 in Detroit, Mich.
2017.02.07 07:43 AM

Chevrolet’s New Bolt Earning Top Praise

The all new Chevrolet Bolt is barely in dealerships and already it has racked up several industry awards. The Bolt has been named the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the 2017 North American Car of the Year, the 2017 Green Car of the Year, awarded by Green Car Journal and one of Car And Driver’s Top 10 Vehicles for 2017.
2017.02.07 07:43 AM

Vehicle Advancements Increase Cycle Time

CCC Information Services’ (www.cccis.com) research shows increases in key-to-key cycle time is due to the complexity of newer vehicles. Susanna Gotsch, the company’s leader of creation and on-going development of industry data and the author of CCC’s annual Crash Course publication, recently wrote a blog, published in Claims Journal, about what drives repair cycle time.
2017.01.09 09:11 AM
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Rare Vehicles Auction Set For July 2017

More than 700 rare and unique cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, buggies and more will be auctioned off in July in Norwalk, Ohio. The Ron Hackenberger Collection will be auctioned off July 14 -16, 2017. JF Marketing/Auction & Real Estate Services in Ohio and VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC, of Minnesota have been contracted to run the auction.

Celebrate Earth Day 2017

The Earth Day Network (www.EarthDay.org) announced that its theme for 2017 is environmental and climate literacy. The group stated that education is the foundation for progress.

Mopar Debuts Limited Edition Dodge Challenger

In celebration of 80 years of Mopar®, the company unveiled its limited-edition Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger at the Chicago Auto Show in February.
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Associations Help Produce Quality Recyclers

You may have noticed how your local auto recyclers display their industry association memberships at their businesses; for example membership logos for the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) and / or Iowa Automotive Recyclers (IAR). Many members have also achieved certifications earned through these associations; like ARA’s Certified Auto Recyclers (CAR) and Gold Seal programs and IAR’s Certified Automotive Recyclers Environmental program (I-CARE), which are also proudly displayed. That’s because association memberships and certifications set high standards that these auto recyclers have achieved, which help propel their businesses up and beyond the competition.

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.

Price Comparison: Used Vs. New

Numerous benefits are gained when consumers buy used parts. Recycling auto and truck parts saves the natural resources and energy, i.e. manufacturing steel, used to produce new parts. Costs are reduced when insurance companies choose used parts for repairs. Insurance companies save once on the price of the part, and again when fewer total vehicles are paid out. But, perhaps the biggest advantage to buying used parts, at least the one you can instantly see, is the price of used parts compared to new.
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A-Abco Fridley Grows Along With The Twin Cities
An auto recycling facility may not be the first business one thinks of when imagining the Twin Cities Metro area. But, a facility that continues to grow and thrive, offers a lifetime warranty on most of its parts, and is a valued member of its community, is what you’ll find at A-Abco Fridley Auto Parts.

Long Haul

Old School Meets New School At Chesney Auto Salvage
Fifty years is a long time to do anything. Fifty years with a look towards the next fifty is a feature few businesses can boast these days, but Chesney Auto Salvage in Duluth, Minn., is doing just that. This year marks Chesney’s 50th year of business since it was first opened by Jerry Chesney in 1965, and with two daughters and a grandson on staff, the future of Chesney Auto Salvage looks bright.

Green Disposal

A look At The Future Of Auto Recycling
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.
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The Locator Magazine April 2017
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April 2017

In this issue ... IAA Expands Branch Locations, LKQ Corporation Announces Leadership Transition And Upper Midwest Convention Planned For May.

March 2017

In this issue ... Manheim Releases 2017 Used Car Market Report, Hollander Announces First Two Training Summits Of 2017, 9th Annual Road Show Planned and Locator’s Directory Ads Now On Sale.

February 2017

In this issue ... Takata Agrees To Plead Guilty And Pay $1 Billion In Criminal Penalties For Air Bag Scheme, Schnitzer’s Recycling Division Releases Best Financial Results Since 2012, Sellick Equipment Founder Dies, Top 10 Parts Searched At PartsLocator.com and GMARE, URG And OARA To Hold Events In March.