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Court Rules Against Body Shops in State Farm Antitrust Lawsuit

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta has scrapped five combined lawsuits filed by body shops accusing State Farm and several other insurers of conspiring to punish shops that didn’t cooperate with its alleged scheme to fix prices and use substandard replacement parts.

West Virginia Reintroduces OEM Parts Bill

If enacted, the bill would require new original equipment parts to be used in order to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty on vehicles three years old or newer.

Nevada Legislature Reviewing Aftermarket Parts Bill

The bill would prohibit an insurer from requiring the use of aftermarket parts in the collision repair of a vehicle that is less than 60 months old unless the insurer has written consent from the owner of the motor vehicle.

Wyoming Crash Parts Legislation Stalls in House

Opposed by the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and collision shops in Wyoming, the “crash parts” bill – S.F. 0095 – had been on a fast track after garnering quick approval from the Wyoming Senate.

Wyoming Aftermarket Parts Bill Passes Senate, Awaits Review from House

The Wyoming legislature is considering legislation that the Automotive Service Association (ASA) says would negatively impact collision repairers and consumers relative to aftermarket crash parts.

CAPA Reaches 100 Million Certified Parts Milestone

The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent nonprofit standard-setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, has announced that it has certified over 100 million aftermarket parts since 1990.

KSI Auto Parts to Acquire Richmond Bumper

KSI Trading Corp., a distributor of quality replacement auto body parts servicing more than 20,000 repair shop customers across 25 locations in 14 states, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Richmond Tidewater Bumper (RTB).

VIDEO: Understanding Types of Crash Parts, Presented by Honda

In this video, BodyShop Business Editor Jason Stahl discusses the many different kinds of crash parts and how you can help your customer understand what they are.

Hidden Costs Behind Low Quality Parts

In the auto parts industry, there is a common misconception among vehicle owners and also some auto body shops regarding the purchase and use of OE (original equipment) versus aftermarket parts.

Rhode Island Aftermarket Part Legislation Goes into Effect

The controversial bill to prevent insurance companies from mandating the use of aftermarket parts without the owner’s consent on motor vehicles less than 48 months beyond the manufacturer date has become law in Rhode Island, according to a report by Insurance Journal. 

Infographic: Why and How Shops Decide Between Aftermarket and OEM Parts

Ever wonder what drives a shop’s decision when choosing aftermarket or OEM parts? Find out why shops opt one way or the other!

GFS Expands Aftermarket Service, Support Capabilities

Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has announced the development of a new aftermarket business unit that will better align departments to support the growing needs of GFS’ customers for aftermarket service and support of their equipment.