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Latest Automotive Recyclers Association Stories

2013-02-26 08:20:16

Key element is access to robust online auction platform for the efficient procurement of motor vehicles MANASSAS, Va., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) officially announced that its subsidiary, ARA Product Services LLC has reached an agreement with Alteso Group of Companies (Langhorne, PA) to provide ARA members and ARA affiliated state organization members a robust online auction platform for the efficient procurement of motor vehicles....

2012-05-18 06:21:06

Family-Owned Recycling Businesses Providing Thousands of Jobs are Under Direct Attack by Proponents of a Misguided Ohio Bill That Would Open Up Salvage Pools and Auctions MANASSAS, Va., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) and the Ohio Auto and Truck Recyclers Association (OATRA) have decried the cynical attempts by lobbyists for the insurance industry to diminish the vital role played by local Ohio automotive recycling companies. The two...

2010-08-24 05:18:00

MANASSAS, Va., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Automotive Recyclers Association: As sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, original equipment parts manufacturers, faced with declining sales, will aimlessly attack quality parts alternatives. The latest campaign comes from Hyundai Motor America, a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. In a July 2010 press release, Hyundai proclaims, "Hyundai does not support the use or re-use of components...

2010-07-12 11:52:00

BETHESDA, Md., July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) strongly urges Congress to pass the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (S 3181/HR 2057), according to Michael E. Wilson, CEO of ARA. "Passage of the Right to Repair Act will ensure that the automotive repair industry remains competitive so that car owners can affordably and conveniently have their vehicles serviced," said Wilson. "By providing access to all car company repair information and...

2010-06-17 05:18:00

MANASSAS, Va., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) reaffirms its call for state lawmakers to review and update gaps in laws that help perpetuate fraudulent car sales and related illicit activities. "The cash intensive nature of motor vehicle sales make them vulnerable to a number of criminal activities including money laundering, drug trafficking, automotive theft and fraud," says Michael E. Wilson, CEO of the Automotive Recyclers Association. "This is...

2010-05-26 05:18:00

MANASSAS, Va., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is calling upon state lawmakers to review and update gaps in laws that allow: (1) vehicles to be sold and transferred without the proper paperwork; (2) allow total loss vehicles, vehicles damaged so severely that the cost of repairs and the salvage value combined exceed the current value of the vehicle, back on the road and (3) allow individuals to bypass important environmental regulations regarding the safe...

2010-02-02 05:18:00

MANASSAS, Va., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued its final ruling which allows automotive recyclers an additional 90 days, for a total of 270 days, to crush or shred vehicles traded in under the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program. The final rule amends regulations implementing the CARS program - also known as "Cash for Clunkers" - initially published on July 29, 2009. The Automotive Recyclers Association's...

2009-10-09 05:00:00

MANASSAS, Va., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- What better way to learn about a viable automotive career choice then to be among and talk to hundreds of professionals doing the job on a daily basis. That is exactly the opportunity that the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), host of the ARA 66th Annual Convention & Exhibition being held this week at the Lexington Center on October 7-10 in Lexington, Kentucky, is offering area vocational school students studying automotive mechanics. "We...

2009-08-13 05:00:00

MANASSAS, Va., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) program has been deemed a huge success for the automotive industry with over 700,000 trade-ins marked for automotive recycling facilities across the United States. With the trade-ins come environmental recycling challenges involving toxic waste for the professional automotive recycler. Automotive recyclers have successfully overcome these challenges with their willingness to participate in solutions that lessen...

2009-07-13 05:00:00

MANASSAS, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- With automobile dealerships around the country heavily marketing to the consumer the benefits of the "clunker" trade-in under the federal government "Car Allowance Rebate System" (CARS) program in hopes to boost sales, there may be some question as to what happens to those tens of thousands of vehicles that are expected to be received for new, more environmentally efficient ones. Consumers and dealerships can rest assured that professional automotive...