PRESS-NEWS.org - Press Release Distribution
PRESS RELEASES DISTRIBUTION

As "New" Original Manufacturer Parts Use Declines, Auto Companies Attack Quality Alternatives

Consumers and environment harmed by groundless attack on recycled automotive parts.

2010-08-24
MANASSAS, VA, August 24, 2010 (Press-News.org) As sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, original equipment parts manufacturers, faced with declining sales, will aimlessly attack quality parts alternatives. The latest campaign comes from Hyundai Motor America, a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. In a July 2010 press release, Hyundai proclaims, "Hyundai does not support the use or re-use of components removed or recycled from an existing collision-damaged vehicle." Thus, one can infer from their statement that Hyundai does not support the repair and subsequent use back on the road of any vehicle that has been involved in a prior collision.

Unfortunately, automakers and "new" original equipment manufacturers (OEM) have a long history of erecting barriers to further their substantial hold on the vehicle parts replacement market. From withholding essential Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) information on the parts compatibility of various vehicle makes, models and years to the full court negative press campaign on the integrity of recycled parts, automakers stand as a road block to a more robust auto parts recycling network.

According to the most recent Mitchell Repair Collision Data, OEM parts represented "67.9% of all parts dollars specified by Mitchell-equipped estimators. This is yet another decline from previous quarters and reflects a continuing trend." The steady movement away from new OEM parts has occurred as consumers and the collision repair industry become better educated on the quality part alternatives that are in the marketplace. To put into prospective this trend, the new OEM parts usage for the same report was 74.4% as recently as the second quarter of 2008.

At present, recycled auto parts are competing against a new OEM auto parts industry that command huge marketing and institutional advantages in the collision and mechanical auto repair markets. However, educated consumers embrace "recycled" auto parts usage because of the benefits to the environment along with their substantial consumer savings in reduced repair costs and lower insurance premiums. Not to mention, these quality "green" auto parts meet the performance, safety, fit and durability standards of the new OEM.

Furthermore, Hyundai and countless other automakers tout the quality of their own pre-owned vehicles that contain thousands of used parts. For instance, Hyundai's website markets its own certified pre-owned vehicle program as a "practical choice" and one that "accomplishes the goals of the value-conscious consumer".

Evoking a famous line by comedian George Carlin, "If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten". Regrettably, auto manufacturers are " hammering" their own parts and needlessly trashing the very principles industry founders such as Henry Ford and Ransom Olds pioneered -- interchangeable parts. These manufacturers "safety" campaigns are self serving and hypocritical especially when one takes into account that, last year alone, auto manufacturers had to recall some 16.4 million vehicles.

Misleading the American consumer about green auto recycled parts also has serious environmental consequences. Reuse is the most efficient form of recycling. It uses again an existing resource and saves all the original resources and energy that would have to go into making that new part. The carbon dioxide reductions for each recycled part reused is substantial. However, millions of potentially "green" recycled parts remain unused in today's motor vehicle repair economy wasting millions of countless natural resources in the process.

"One would think that automakers that continue to try to promote themselves as being "green" would have a more progressive view of recycled OEM parts use," says Automotive Recyclers Association's (ARA) Chief Executive Officer Michael E. Wilson. Wilson added, "The recovery, reuse, and resale of quality recycled parts must remain readily available to consumers, who may not want or be able to financially afford "new" OEM parts, and require access to these alternative part choice for their vehicle repairs."

Since 1943, the Automotive Recyclers Association ("ARA") represents an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of "green" automotive parts, and the proper recycling of inoperable motor vehicles. ARA represents over 4,500 auto recycling facilities in the United States and fourteen other countries around the world. With programs such as the Certified Automotive Recycler Program (CAR) and other partnerships, ARA members continue to provide consumers with quality, low-cost alternatives for vehicle replacement parts, while preserving our environment for a "greener" tomorrow.

To learn more about the Association, visit ARA's home page at www.a-r-a.org or call (571) 208-0428.


ELSE PRESS RELEASES FROM THIS DATE:

The Testing Group Announces the Winners of the First Annual TTG Blu-ray Player Awards for 2010

The Testing Group Announces the Winners of the First Annual TTG Blu-ray Player Awards for 2010
2010-08-24
The Testing Group assembled a selection of Blu-ray players, all widely available from major US electronics retail stores, placed each in one of three categories - Budget Buy, Family Friendly, Feature Rich - then evaluated each player for outstanding performance in that category. The Blu-ray Players were judged on audio/video quality, compatibility, user interface, and added features. The Testing Group judged the quality and performance of the players using 35 recent best selling Blu-ray titles from all the major film studios. To evaluate a player's ability to handle ...

IN CREATIVE Launches Their New Website

2010-08-23
It has been over 3 years since IN Creative first launched their small Toronto based Graphic Design firm and since then they have grown. Many years of hard work, and extreme learning curves has forced the IN Creative team to advance their skills and offer clients all sorts of print and web related advertising solutions for their businesses. Starting only with the service of graphic design, IN creative now offers print services, web design, content management systems, search engine optimization, social media site customization and much more. They have grown to offer services ...

Xmarter TIBCO Consultants Extend a Helping Hand to Orphans in the Philippines

2010-08-23
Alongside delivering quality TIBCO consulting services, Xmarter, Inc., an information technology consulting firm in Asia, also strengthens its community outreach programs as part of its corporate social responsibility. Last June 18, 2010, the company conducted an outreach activity at the Bacolod Girls' Home Foundation, Inc. (BGHF). Located in Bacolod City, Philippines, BGHF is a non-government organization in the Philippines that provides temporary shelter to orphaned, neglected, abandoned, and exploited girls. "Certainly, our company puts utmost focus in delivering ...

Alexander's Aesthetics Arizona, LLC Becomes Sponsor of United Aesthetics Organization, Inc.

2010-08-23
Alexander's Aesthetics Arizona, 47 W. Main St. in Mesa has signed on to become a copper sponsor of the newly-formed, United Aesthetics Organization, Inc. Alexander's Aesthetics Arizona is the only aesthetics supply store in the Valley that caters to aesthetics. They offer a complete and diverse line of high quality esthetic products; from Cirepil/Escential Wax & Accessories, Dr. Schwab skin care, Refectocil Hair Dye, PFB Vanish, gowns, disposable products and spa equipment. "We are proud to have Alexander's Aesthetics Arizona as a part of the United Aesthetics Organization," ...

Merseyside online business FootyMascot.com offer local children the chance to win a mascot place at Jamie Carragher's Testimonial!

2010-08-23
FootyMascot.com in association with the 23 Foundation is providing the opportunity for young fans to become a mascot at Jamie's Testimonial on the 4th September. FootyMascot.com is auctioning live online 20 of the mascot places available on the day, including one with Jamie! The auctions will run until mid-day on 30th August and there are also 2 of the mascot places being given away in a free draw. Every person who registers on FootyMascot.com until the auctions close will be entered into the free draw. Jamie Carragher said; "This is a great opportunity for supporters ...

Transcription Plus develops insurance transcription services

2010-08-23
Transcription Plus announced today that it has developed a plan to reach out to insurance companies as well as self-insured organizations with insurance transcription services. To read about the insurance transcription services offered, visit http://www.transcriptionplusindy.com/insurance-transcription.html. "There is a great need for accurate insurance transcription services, and we believe Transcription Plus can fill that need," Kathy Erwin, the owner of Transcription Plus, explained. The insurance industry requires transcription for such things scene investigations, ...

Team Fitness America Orange County Personal Trainer Of The Month Awarded

2010-08-23
Team Fitness America announces their August Personal Trainer Of The Month. From Orange County, California, Blaire Camarda has demonstrated what it takes to be chosen as a Top Personal Trainer of Team Fitness America from a nationwide team of personal trainers. Camarda was chosen for the prestigious Team Fitness America Personal Trainer Of The Month award due to her ability to work with many different types of clients and personalities while still offering great customer service and unwavering results. Camarda, who is also in line for personal trainer of the year, is ...

VIVA Transcription Adds Rhode Island-based Rheumatology Practice to its Expanding List of Clients

2010-08-23
VIVA Transcription, a leading provider of medical transcription services, today announced it has welcomed its first client from the State of Rhode Island into its rapidly growing family. J. Scott Toder, MD, principal of a prominent Rheumatology practice, joined VIVA Transcription on June 1, 2010, making Rhode Island the 49th and newest state in its expanding client base. "We are thrilled to have Doctor Toder as our newest client and, in particular, our first client in Rhode Island," stated Manuel Prado, President & CEO of VIVA Transcription. "While it is one of our ...

Barnes and Noble has a new E-book in their "Nook" offerings just in time for the Halloween season: "Ghosts and Spirits: Insights from a Medium," by Rob Gutro.

2010-08-23
Halloween is coming, and Barnes and Noble has a new E-book in their "Nook" offerings just in time for the season: "Ghosts and Spirits: Insights from a Medium," by Rob Gutro. "Ghosts and Spirits: Insight from a Medium" is also available in paperback, and is published by Virtualbookworm.com. The paperback has consistently rated well since it was first published. Gutro is more recognized for his work on hurricanes at NASA, but has recently published the book based on his inherited ability to communicate with Earth-bound ghosts or spirits. E-Books, also known as electronic ...

Jabbawockeez Debut Single "Robot Remains" Available Now On iTunes

2010-08-23
Continuing the wave of success from their sold-out Las Vegas show "MÜS.I.C.," the Jabbawockeez set out to conquer the music world with their debut single "Robot Remains" available now on iTunes. Since it's release early Thursday morning, the single has already gotten a huge response from fans and critics alike. Quickly climbing the charts, it is already the #7 top electronic song on iTunes. "Robot Remains" will be the first single off their full-length debut album to be released later this year. The single, which is mostly instrumental, is a progressive mixture of electro ...

LAST 30 PRESS RELEASES:

DNA aptamer drug sensors can instantly detect cocaine, heroin and fentanyl – even when combined with other drugs

New project will use next-gen at-home rapid test to track COVID-19, RSV, and flu

SRI relaunches the PARC Forum event series as it celebrates the first anniversary of acquiring the storied Palo Alto Research Center

An inside look at Beech tree disease

New AI model draws treasure maps to diagnose disease

Breastfeeding after COVID-19 booster can give babies antibodies

Researchers closing in on genetic treatments for hereditary lung disease, vision loss

COVID-19 associated with increased risk for autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases up to a year after infection

UC Irvine receives $15 million NSF grant for integrative movement research

University of Houston engineer Metin Akay featured in study highlighting 50 scientists' contributions to biomedical engineering advancements

JWST captures the end of planet formation

Good news—MS drugs taken while breastfeeding may not affect child development

Programs intended to reduce health insurance premiums may make coverage less affordable for the middle class

PrEP discontinuation in a US national cohort of sexual and gender minority populations, 2017–22

USC Study: Medicare Part D plans increased restrictions on drug coverage

Sacituzumab govitecan plus platinum-based chemotherapy in breast, bladder, and lung carcinomas

Global study unveils "problematic" use of porn

Newly discovered protein prevents DNA triplication

Less ice in the arctic ocean has complex effects on marine ecosystems and ocean productivity

Antarctica’s coasts are becoming less icy

New research shows migrating animals learn by experience

Modeling the origins of life: New evidence for an “RNA World”

Scientists put forth a smarter way to protect a smarter grid

An evolutionary mystery 125 million years in the making

Data science approach to identifying thermal conductivity-related structural factors in amorphous materials

Deciphering the male breast cancer genome

Detection of suicide-related emergencies among children using real-world clinical data: A free webinar from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Editor-in-Chief of Sustainability and Climate Change Madhavi Venkatesan named USA TODAY Woman of the Year for Massachusetts for leading plastic bottle ban efforts

Tests show high-temperature superconducting magnets are ready for fusion

Zika vaccine safe, effective when administered during pregnancy

[Press-News.org] As "New" Original Manufacturer Parts Use Declines, Auto Companies Attack Quality Alternatives
Consumers and environment harmed by groundless attack on recycled automotive parts.