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2011-03-23 09:33:00

SECAUCUS, N.J., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An industry trade group at the March meeting of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) unveiled a presentation based on the results of independent studies that demonstrated the quality and safety delivered by competitively produced aftermarket body parts. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101209/FL14540LOGO) The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) www.autobpa.com presented the results of various data obtained through low- and...

2011-03-17 07:00:00

CARSON, Calif., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If your car has an ugly dent or an unsightly scratch that needs to be fixed, but you're daunted by the task of doing it yourself - or by the expense involved with having an expert fix it for you - AutoMD (http://www.AutoMD.com) offers tips to help alleviate your concerns and, quite possibly, to help you save money on auto body repairs. The Top Five Cost-Saving Auto Body Repair Tips from AutoMD.com are released to coincide with National...

2011-02-07 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Audatex North America, Inc. today announced the release of its Winter 2011 industry trends publication, Audatex Directions. This issue's cover story provides new insight into bumper cover repair versus replace decisions and their impact on automotive insurance and collision repair practices. Bumpers--both front and rear--represent some of the most commonly replaced parts in automotive collision repair. Because their costs vary greatly by make and...

2011-02-01 10:44:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A laboratory crash test performed in December 2010 by MGA Research Corporation revealed that an aftermarket bumper reinforcement bar outperformed its original equipment supplied (OES) equivalent. The trial involved sled-testing a pair of 2007 Ford Mustangs into a front-end barrier at 5 mph (the same test presented by Ford at a meeting of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) last November), measuring the effectiveness of the reinforcement bars and...

2011-01-28 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bumper Blocker Company launches the new Bumper Blocker, a front and rear bumper protector for vehicles that park in New York City (NYC) parking garages. The necessity for front and rear bumper protectors in parking garages is the result of experience in the parking garage industry and research on parking garage complaints. Parking in NYC parking garages presents more challenges than street parking due to overcrowding, limited parking space and...

2010-11-28 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford low-speed crash tests show that aftermarket copy structural parts absorb less crash energy than genuine Ford structural parts and can result in unintended airbag deployments Repair estimates show the use of one common aftermarket bumper beam can more than double the repair costs after even a low-speed accident compared to a genuine Ford replacement bumper beam Ford tests show that aftermarket copy structural parts are not "like kind...

2010-10-12 08:00:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2009, more than 4,000 people lost their lives in pedestrian/motor vehicle accidents across the United States. Another 59,000 pedestrians were injured. International automotive supplier Continental today introduced a unique pedestrian protection system that fundamentally enhances the protection of pedestrians on the roads. The system features a novel type of air hose connected to two pressure sensors which builds flexibly into the bumper....

2010-08-24 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- BumpShox was developed in New York to specifically address the issue of front bumper protection for parked cars. Currently, there is no front bumper guard in the market that is worthy of a luxury car or sports car. Bulging steel bumper guards look fine on SUVs, but cars require a more subtle approach. To the rescue is BumpShox, a foam based license plate frame that doubles as a front car bumper guard. BumpShox aims to protect luxury and sports cars from...

2010-03-23 09:00:00

Quality Parts Coalition Echoes Support of Legislation on Heels of U.S. House Judiciary Committee Hearing WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee yesterday heard from consumer advocates and industry experts on why the "Access to Repair Parts Act" (H.R. 3059/S.1368) - legislation that would create a narrow exception in the U.S. design patent law for purposes of repair - is the solution to guaranteeing motorists' access to...

2009-11-23 09:05:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Made in the USA, 4Bumpers® is the best solid steel car bumper protector on the market. 4Bumpers, LLC, a Manhattan-based father and son automobile accessory company proudly announces the launch of its U.S. patented product specially designed to help protect bumpers from sustaining those annoying scratches and dings which can occur during parallel parking. 4Bumpers® is simple in design, sleek in appearance, and installs...


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