State News

Professional Automotive Recycling Industry Highlighted by VARA and ARA Leaders in Richmond Newspaper

Recently, the Richmond Times-Dispatch highlighted professional automotive recycler’s embracement of technology and the changing landscape of our industry. For background, the reporter reached out to a number of leaders in the Virginia automotive recycling community and the Virginia Automotive Recyclers Association (VARA) as well as representatives at the Automotive Recycling Association (ARA) in Manassas, Virginia. […]

ARA Calls on Automotive Manufacturers to Embrace Reuse of OEM Parts

In the recent September 2017 issue of Recycling Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) continued to urge automotive manufacturers to embrace circular economy concepts by supporting the reutilization of recycled Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. The circular economy is one of the fastest-growing global economic trends. The basic tenant of a circular economy framework is […]

ARA Calls on Automakers to Publicly Release the VINs of All Vehicles with Takata Airbags along with the Serial Number of Every Takata Airbag Installed in Their Vehicles

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), representing over 4,500 professional automotive recyclers across the United States and in 17 countries internationally, today calls on automakers to publicly release a comprehensive list of vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and their airbag serial numbers for all vehicles with Takata airbags. For decades, the professional automotive recycling industry has sought […]

2017 Annual VARA Membership Meeting

Join us at Chesterfield Auto Parts; (5111 Old Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23224) for the VARA Membership Meeting. The schedule is as follows, 11:00 AM Welcome & Introductions, 11:30 AM E-Commerce/EBay Training (presented by Car-Part), and at 1:00 PM Boxed Lunch & VARA Membership Meeting. We will raffle a pair of tickets to the Richmond NASCAR race scheduled for that […]

National News

U.S. Federal Trade Commission Warns Automaker about Statements that Consumers Must Use Specified Parts or Service Providers to Keep Their Warranties

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff sent warning letters to six major companies including Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) that market and sell automobiles, cellular devices, and video gaming systems in the United States. The letters warn that FTC staff has concerns about the companies’ statements that consumers must use specified parts or service providers […]

Professional Automotive Recyclers Meet in Washington for Annual Hill Day and State Legislative Summit

Professional automotive recyclers and industry supporters from around the country joined together in Washington, D.C. on April 9 and 10 to hold one of the most informative and productive annual Hill Days in recent years. Recyclers from nearly two dozen states participated in over 60 Congressional appointments to ask their Members of Congress for assistance […]

ARA Comments to Department of Labor on Association Health Plans (AHPs)

ARA submitted comments to the Employee Benefits Security Administration and Department of Labor on March 5, 2018 regarding a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Association Health Plans (AHPs). For many years ARA has supported allowing associations to provide health insurance to members through AHPs because member organization, such as ARA, are uniquely suited to aggregate […]

ARA Applauds Congressman Advancing the Need for NHTSA to Convene Automakers and Recylers Recall Summit

During a February 14, 2018 House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee oversight hearing of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) raised the need for NHTSA’s leadership to convene a high-level recall summit between automakers and professional automotive recyclers. After inquiring about the status of his FAST Act recall provision signed into […]