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The $900 Billion Auto Aftermarket: Where Total Losses Turn Into Big Gains

Mike Rosser, a 41-year veteran of the salvage car business, remembers a day when auctions for junked cars drew 30 guys standing in the sun, inspecting mangled cars for intact alternators and transmissions. On this February morning, though, the suburban …

Rhode Island Auto Body Shop Legislation Goes Into Effect

Updated legislation regarding the use of aftermarket parts in the repair of motor vehicles, passed by the Rhode Island General Assembly in June, has become law without Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s signature. Rhode Island law allows bills passed by …

Rhode Island General Assembly Passes Auto Body Shop Bill

The Rhode Island General Assembly has passed H-8013/S-2679, which aims to effectively ban the use of aftermarket parts in the repair of vehicles. The bill is now awaiting Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s action. If signed, the legislation provides that …

Michigan Auto Repair Bill Passed Without Original Parts Requirement

The state Senate has given final approval to a bill that would affect auto parts at Michigan repair shops. The Senate approved the House version of the legislation. It’s now headed to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk without a requirement that …