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09/12/2023

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09/12/2023
08/01/2023

A CIECA webinar held last week brought OEM, repair shop, and insurer perspectives together on ensuring correct and documented vehicle repairs as new ADAS and other technologies come to market. All …

Make sure that your part’s physical condition matches what is indicated in your inventory management system, so that you...
05/28/2023

Make sure that your part’s physical condition matches what is indicated in your inventory management system, so that your customer knows exactly what they are getting when they buy from you!

Part grading and descriptions matter for proper inventory management. By Theresa Colbert It’s important that we inventory our parts with the correct part types and use the latest Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) part grading standards. However, a lot of yards don’t know where to find these...

Becoming a certified auto recycler has never been easier!
05/21/2023

Becoming a certified auto recycler has never been easier!

Becoming a certified auto recycler has never been easier. By Sue Schauls Becoming an ARA Certified Auto Recycler (CAR) member has never been easier! 2023 is a self-audit year for CAR with Recall, High Voltage Vehicles and Gold Seal certification in a single application. The online system allows for....

Positive workplace mental health is important because it allows individuals to cope with challenges, even good ones, and...
05/18/2023

Positive workplace mental health is important because it allows individuals to cope with challenges, even good ones, and setbacks in their lives, both at work and at home and ultimately be safer and more productive workers. Read more about psychological first aid and workplace mental health here:

By Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP In recent years, there has been a marked increase of mental health issues impacting the workplace. In some cases, there may be a su***de (or attempt) that occurs at work and these tragically have the potential to claim multiple victims where the worker decides to settl...

New seller vetting process for airbag sellers at eBay Motors adds a measure of buyer confidence.
05/13/2023

New seller vetting process for airbag sellers at eBay Motors adds a measure of buyer confidence.

New seller vetting process for airbag sellers at eBay Motors adds a measure of buyer confidence. By Caryn Smith, Editor, Automotive Recycling Magazine and AutoRecyclingNow.com Announced at the 79th Annual ARA Convention & Exposition, this important news made certification the star of the show. Shann...

03/02/2023

Auto Recycling World speaks to Tom Grønvold, owner and managing director of Norway-based vehicle dismantling operation GBD (GRØNVOLDS BIL-DEMONTERING AS), on the auto recycling industry in Norway, including the effect suffering a near-fatal accident had on his philosophy to running his business, a...

02/15/2023

Active CIECA committee member Benito Cid, Mercedes-Benz USA, talked about EVs and safety systems today in Florida. His presentation was part of an event held by AkzoNobel North America Refinish, a CIECA member company.

We wish Happy Birthday to ARA's fearless leader and auto recycling champion Sandy Blalock!
02/06/2023

We wish Happy Birthday to ARA's fearless leader and auto recycling champion Sandy Blalock!

Please take a moment to wish our fearless leader a Happy Birthday! The Association, and the entire industry is better because of all of her hard work! Thank you and Happy Birthday Sandy!

01/19/2023

Paul Barry, CIECA's executive director, shared information during today's board meeting in Palm Springs, CA, about the evolution of CIECA Standards.

12/27/2022
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11/30/2022

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3E Ventures joined CIECA as a Corporate Member. The company was founded in 2021 by a small group of former Tesla executives and founders of large repa

08/25/2022
08/24/2022

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, August 25, to learn about autonomous vehicle technology and the potential impacts to the collision industry. Tara Andringa Dunfee, executive director of PAVECampaign, will discuss "Autonomous Vehicles: Fact vs. Fiction" during this month's CIECAST Webinar.

Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8183553320061909517?source=pressrelease.

This webinar is eligible for professional credit from the Automotive Management Institute (AMi).

08/13/2022

Mike Mertes, Learning and Innovation Technology Manager at I-CAR, explains why the industry shouldn’t fear technological advancements, and should learn to embrace it all instead.

08/08/2022

According to an article in Forbes, it seems that when EVs come to their end of life, most of the batteries remain in the vehicles and that ‘automotive industry initiatives to recycle the lithium-ion cells in EV batteries are slow to go mainstream in Europe and the US.’

Knowledge factory
08/04/2022

Knowledge factory

As advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on vehicles become more and more commonplace, both the collision and mechanical repair industries have been thrust into calibrations...

07/28/2022

Tesla tried to force a customer to pay $4,500 ransom over 80 miles of range that the company software-locked in his battery pack. The automaker only started to walk back on the strategy to squeeze $4,500 out of its customers after an uproar on social media. Tesla used to sell Model S vehicles with s...

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07/28/2022

Continously learning

Energetic failure in electric vehicles can pose a danger to both your facility and your employees. Here are possible points of failure in EVs.

07/21/2022

At the Collision Industry Conference today in Pittsburgh, PA, the Future Disruptions Committee shared information about potential new business models that the industry may adopt over the next 5-10 years in transportation, collision repair, insurance and claims, battery-electric vehicles, vehicle recycling and more.

L to R: Committee Co-Chair Frank Terlep, Auto Techcelerators, and the Co-Chair of the CIECA Emerging Technologies Committee; Trent Tinsley, Entegral, a CIECA member company; Karl Kirschenman, Spanesi - Americas; Committee Co-Chair Jake Rodenroth, Lucid Motors; Dirk Fuchs, I-CAR; Sandy Blalock, Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), a CIECA member; and Michael LoPrete, Plastfix.

07/06/2022

Chicago, Illinois- The course represents I-CAR's continued development of its Electric Vehicle curriculum with hands-on learning and skill development. This

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06/13/2022

ARA University mentioned

Walk through three virtual facility tours featuring some of the automotive recycling industry’s most progressiveoperations.

06/03/2022

Chesterfield Auto Parts has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by Richmond Times-Dispatch Top Workplaces.

05/19/2022

Welcome to Tim Ronak, AkzoNobel, who is joining CIECA's Board of Trustees. Tim will be representing the SCRS - Society of Collision Repair Specialists, a national organization dedicated to educating, informing and representing collision repair professionals in all aspects of the industry.

“I’m excited to be part of the CIECA Board of Trustees and help develop and promote the next generation of industry standards,” said Tim. “Without a common set of criteria, everyone may have different expectations. By standardizing the communication, we can work to ensure everyone communicates the same intended message.”

Read more: https://www.cieca.com/blogs/post/tim-ronak-to-represent-scrs-on-cieca-board-of-trustees

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