Genuine Use: OEM parts utilization is higher in EV repair claims, says Mitchell report

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Mitchell shared its second-quarter insights for Canadian and U.S. EV repair claims last week, where it said electric vehicles use OEM parts in repairs far more than ICE vehicles. According to Mitchell’s data, 90.75 percent of parts used in EV repair claims are OEM; for ICE repair claims, 66.5 percent of parts […]

The G Word: Auto recyclers offer ample Genuine OEM Parts supply amid new parts shortages

Toronto, Ontario — As parts shortages wage on, collision repairers are growing frustrated. Meanwhile, Canada’s auto recyclers continue to stock genuine OEM Parts–parts that, while used, are indeed parts sourced directly from vehicle manufacturers. OEMs are no strangers to position statements all but forbidding the use of non-OEM parts in the repair process; Subaru boldly […]

Net Worth: Ford to produce parts made entirely from recycled ocean plastics

Toronto, Ontario — Have you ever turned to the ocean for parts sourcing? Well, Ford has–the automaker is dipping a toe into the world of recycled ocean plastics, announcing that the Ford Bronco will feature parts made entirely from repurposed waste pulled from our waters. The part in question is the wiring harness clip—you know, […]

Circular Solutions: BMW designs 100 percent recyclable ‘Vision Circular’ concept vehicle

Toronto, Ontario — BMW revealed its vision for a sustainable future on Monday, unveiling the fully-recyclable Vision Circular concept vehicle, made entirely from reusable materials. When BMW says that everything in this car is both recycled and eventually recyclable, they mean everything, as the company boasts that the battery driving the concept vehicle “is 100% […]

Panel Peril: SCRS releases tip video on repairs to recycled quarter panels

Toronto, Ontario — The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has been hard at work over the past few months producing weekly advice videos for collision repairers, with one particular late-July video touching on recycled quarter panels. The ongoing video series from SCRS, hosted by Collision Advice CEO Mike Anderson, reaches all aspects of the […]

Aging Autos: ARA encouraging use of ROE parts as vehicle ages rise

Manassas, Virginia —  The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is wanting vehicle owners, insurance companies and repair facilities to increase their use of recycled original equipment (ROE) automotive parts because the age of light vehicles in operation on U.S. roads has risen to 12.1 years, according to IHS Market reports. Sandy Blalock, ARA executive director, says that […]