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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

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

Ford is 1st Automaker to Pay for Deployed/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
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MoreBenefits of Used Parts

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.


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.

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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MoreModern Auto Recyclers

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.

Go Green

62 Auto Salvage Sets The Example
It’s not easy being green. But Chris Sargent will tell you it is very worthwhile. The owner of Hwy. 62 Auto Salvage & Sales, Inc. (www.62autoparts.com) in Fayetteville, Ark., prides himself on running a green business in an industry that naturally is built on the recycle / re-use mindset.


J & W Auto Wreckers Is All About Jeeps
Mark Duncan took the plunge into four-wheeling back in 1987, building his first jeep and heading out on an adventure like he’d never experienced before. It was a pivotal moment for Mark, who until then had just been selling Jeep parts. He finally understood what the fuss was all about. Now as president of J & W Auto Wreckers, Inc. in Antelope, Calif., he’s sharing his passion for Jeeps with his sons, Neil and Spencer, the third generation in this family business.
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Bad Customer Service Hurts Everyone
Imagine you are looking for an expensive and hard-to-find auto part for a good customer. None are available within the network of salvage yards you normally call so you reach out across the country, calling yards you think would be good based upon their affiliation with trade groups and industry visibility. After a few calls, you finally get a business that has the part.

Celebrate Memorial Day With The Top Down

The 2017 summer unofficially kicks off on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 - 29, 2017 and car clubs from across the country will host events to celebrate. Whether you own a restored classic or are just an admirer of classic vehicles, there will most likely be a classic show and shine event planned somewhere near you. Here are just some of the shows scheduled, by region, for Memorial weekend 2017.

Cars Star

Lor’ell Rademacher Leads Wisconsin Association
The days at Hillside Salvage, LLC in Tigerton, Wis., can be hectic, and co-owner Lor’ell Rademacher admits that she occasionally wishes for a lifetime trip to a remote island. “But then I get real,” said the 12-year industry veteran. “This industry gets under your skin. It gets in your soul … I can honestly say that I cannot see myself doing anything else.”

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The Locator Magazine July 2019
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October 2017

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September 2017

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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.