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Vehicle Technology: Deconstructing New Cars – Extra Sensory Perception is Reality

When technology companies are in the driver’s seat of vehicle design, you don’t need ESP to know that this means a redefinition of the auto recycling business model. What is real and what is perceived about new cars? By Caryn Smith You’ve seen the television commercials. The young lady driver is imagining herself rocking on … Continue reading Vehicle Technology: Deconstructing New Cars – Extra Sensory Perception is Reality
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Human Relations: Old School vs. New School

Understanding generational differences in the workplace is the key to harmony among staff and maximizing team performance. BY Nicole King Do you manage or work with someone that is either on their cellphone or doesn’t like to use technology as their first preference of communication? Or how about trying to have a conversation with someone … Continue reading Human Relations: Old School vs. New School

eCommerce SEO

Attention to detail in the online parts sales world has never been so important to your business. Here is sage advice from ARA’s associate members to give you food for thought. An Open Letter to Automotive Recyclers: Increasing ROI for You and Your Business Partners By Ginny Whelan, ARA EducationalFoundation, and Charley Quirt, CIECA Recycled … Continue reading eCommerce SEO

Online Sales Stuck in Neutral? Here’s How to Get Them Back In Gear

By Amanda Urban and Jordan Schware, Hollander, LLC You’ve established an online sales presence, but it feels like sales are creeping along in the slow lane. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. Drawn by the allure of a vast worldwide marketplace, some recyclers eagerly embraced e-commerce only to be disappointed when parts didn’t fly … Continue reading Online Sales Stuck in Neutral? Here’s How to Get Them Back In Gear

Car-Part.com Offers User-Friendly Solutions

By Janice Schroder, Car-Part.com Car-Part.com has helped recyclers sell parts on-line for the past 20 years, successfully serving over 11 million part searches a month. The addition of part and vehicle images have spiked sales for recyclers. Matt Bender, Speedie Auto Salvage, Dover, OH, had a story. Matt had just posted a picture of a … Continue reading Car-Part.com Offers User-Friendly Solutions

Not Tapped into an Online Parts Network? You’re Leaving Money on the Table

By Peter Bishop, CCC Information Services Let’s say you’re a busy collision repair shop owner, and you have choices. You can make a 15-minute phone call or surf numerous web sites to source a recycled part, or you can simply do a quick search in an integrated online database that can provide you price, availability, … Continue reading Not Tapped into an Online Parts Network? You’re Leaving Money on the Table