ARA Warns Collision Repair Industry on Proscriptive Automaker Repair Policies
The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) urges the collision repair industry to ensure that any official, industry-sanctioned “repair standards” for collision repair include all recognized procedures – not just those of the original equipment manufacturers. Standards promoted by other organizations such as the Inter Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) also need to be recognized. Read the ARA release about automaker repair policies.
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Woodford, Virginia Salvage Yard for Sale
2400 sq ft home w/2 detached garages & screened porch, 2 small ponds on 43 acre tract. 10 acres is permitted for SALVAGE YARD w/200 car limit. Approx 50′ x 30′ office bldg (heated & cooled) with 2 full baths, 50′ x 50′ shop w/3 overhead doors, multiple storage buildings.
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Copart Quarter 1 profits Grow 8.8% to 41M
The Wall Street Journal reported the Copart beat estimates for the quarter just ended. Vehicle sales increased 21% and gross margins improved at the salvage auction service. Read the full story about Copart’s financial results
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association Study Shows 95% Shops Recycling Oil
1.3 gallons of used oil is generated by changes at shops and by used oil turned in by do it yourselfers. Most of the collected oil is sold to power plants, but a small percentage is refined into new oil. See the recycled oil study findings at The American Recycler.
4M Exotic Car Accident Creates Work for Salvage Yards
Yeah, these folks can expect to get a little boost in their auto insurance premiums. Rainy weather and too fast driving create a pile up of 8 Ferraris, a Lamborghinis, and a few top tier Mercedes Benz. Ouch. The accident was in Japan and should produce some exotic car parts for recycling. Read about the exotic car pileup.
ARA Makes Hybrid Vehicle Dismantling Guide Available
The ARA wants to make sure that your dismantlers are ready to handle the increasing number of electric cars that may be making their way into your salvage operation. Don’t pass on buying valuable inventory because your dismantlers aren’t sure of how to handle hybrids. Find out about the ARA’s manual for auto salvage pros who want to dismantle hybrids properly and safely.