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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

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

The Small Package Shell Game

FedEx and UPS have owned and controlled the small package arena for decades and now the small package game is much like a shell game. These carriers turn their reps over on a frequent and regular basis; it is difficult if not impossible to compare one against the other and they do provide discounts but you have to know exactly how to go about asking for them. The following are seven strategies that will help you optimize your small package expenditures.
2018.01.08 06:32 AM

BATTERY BEWARE

Dangers of Non-Conforming Batteries in the Lead Battery Recycling Process
Lead batteries continue to be a recycling success story in the United States and abroad. In fact, according to a National Recycling Rate Study commissioned by Battery Council International (BCI) in 2017, more than 99 percent of lead batteries are recycled. This is equivalent to about 12 billion pounds of lead batteries recycled in a four-year period.
2018.01.03 09:59 AM

ARA CLOSE-UP

15 Minutes with David Gold
Spend just a few minutes with David Gold, and you can’t help but admire his energy and enthusiasm. It’s what has helped to propel this highly respected and seasoned recycler to the helm of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), where he earned the title of president this past November. Currently, David is Executive Vice President and President of Fenix Parts Canada. Like many others, he grew up in the industry, and now he’s fully prepared to give back. We spent 15 minutes with David recently to find out what’s in store during his term.
2018.01.03 09:59 AM

FCA US and CCC Working Together to Address Vehicle Safety

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) and FCA US LLC (FCA) announced they are working together to address vehicle safety, creating a new method for FCA US to identify recalled vehicles and help collision repairers notify affected vehicle owners so necessary repairs may be expedited.
2017.12.03 04:41 PM

Make a New Year’s Resolution to be a Better Driver

Many of us have a list of things to improve when the New Year rolls around. Some choose to lose weight, exercise more or learn a new skill. As drivers, there are some resolutions we should always make to stay safe on the road. Here are some tips to keep you and your loves ones safe in 2018.
2017.12.03 04:23 PM

Great DIY Garage Improvements

If you spend a lot of time in the garage, it makes sense to turn it into a space that is not only functional, but comfortable. TV shows often focus on crazy, big-budget improvements, but the most useful (and budget-friendly) changes are pretty simple, even if they’re a little less flashy. If you’re looking to transform your garage, there’s a lot you can do on your own if you have the mind for it - and if you’re working with cars, you most likely do.
2017.12.03 04:19 PM
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MoreBenefits of Used Parts

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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Depollution Now Law In Canada
Auto recyclers in Ontario, Canada have reached a milestone that has been years in the making. As of March 31, 2016, failure to depollute a vehicle before it is crushed is illegal.

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.
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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.

Work Progresses On A $4.5 Million Update At Nordstrom’s

Big improvements at Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc., in Garretson, S.D., are progressing. The company’s $4.5 million in updates are in the next stage. One year ago Nordstrom’s celebrated the opening of the business’ new paved road and now, the company is laying foundation for its first new building and readying for other facility upgrades.

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Late Model Auto Parts Values Employees
Brothers Steve and Mike Shaver started their company with a simple philosophy - they wanted to “fight for their right” to improve the auto recycling industry, beat the competition - and have a good time doing it.
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Chrysler Recalls Vehicles Over Hacker Scare

Fiat Chrysler America (FCA) is conducting a voluntary safety recall to update software in approximately 7,810 U.S.-market SUVs equipped with certain radios. More than half remain in dealer hands and will be serviced before they are sold.

MARKET SAVVY

Be Proactive, Rather Than Reactive, When It Comes To Social Media
You’ve spent years building your company’s reputation. Now, with social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, etc.) one bad review can possibly deter dozens of potential customers from doing business with you.

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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The Locator Magazine May 2018
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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.