State News

Bloomington Auto Parts Achieves INCARES Certification

Bloomington Auto Parts – Hard Work Pays Off! Sara Hamidovic – President, VET Environmental Engineering, LLC VET Environmental Engineering, LLC   VET Environmental Engineering, LLC (VET) is proud to feature Bloomington Auto Parts (BAP), in Bloomington, Indiana. BAP is owned by Chuck Forney. We started working with BAP in early 2010. Chuck brought a menacing […]

Northlake Passes the ARA CAR Member of the Year Award to American Auto

Marty Hollingshead of Northlake Auto Recyclers passed the Reitman CAR Trophy to American Auto Recycling in Gilbert AZ at the 74th Annual ARA Convention held in Dallas, TX November 1-4, 2017.  This Award recognizes the excellence of facilities that maintain their facilities to the highest standards set forth by the ARA CAR Certification Program.   Marty […]

National News

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 […]

Automotive Recyclers Association Statement on Recent Media Coverage of Defective Takata Airbags

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) represents over 4,500 professional automotive recyclers across the United States and in 17 countries internationally. The professional automotive recycling industry shares a common goal of safely and efficiently processing inoperable motor vehicles in an environmentally responsible manner. Over the past several weeks, local newscasts across the country have aired reports […]

ARA Statement Regarding April 19, 2017 Associated Press Story on Defective Takata Airbags

It is important for consumers to procure used vehicles and parts from reputable businesses licensed in their state. Professional automotive recyclers are aware of the dangers of defective Takata airbags and the federal requirement regarding automakers’ non-remedied recalled automotive parts. Many of these professional automotive recycling facilities are participating in Honda’s Takata buy-back program or […]