Auto Recycling

Auto Parts Locating System: Allied vs Car-Part

The Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) conducted an industry survey on locating and purchasing recycled parts. The survey results are below. In September of 2021, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) announced that it will begin phasing out the Allied Recyclers Parts Locating (APL) system and replacing it with Car-Part.com. The announcement caught everyone off-guard, …

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New Vehicle Inspection Testing Requirements

The Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE)  Branch of the B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has introduced a new testing requirement for all authorized inspectors (AI) who wish to add the salvage vehicle endorsement to their certificate. Effective March 31, 2022, all AIs seeking this endorsement are required to take and pass a knowledge …

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EVfriendly electric vehicle online training and certification now open

EVfriendly Certification Registration Now Open

Register now to become an EVfriendly certified provider.  If you are not yet familiar with EVfriendly, in short, it is an industry-led program, powered by the Automotive Retailers Association, sponsored by the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation, designed to cultivate a higher degree of confidence in zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) ownership. The program …

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EV Safety an Evolving Issue for Industry

The ARA, through the support and cooperation of WorkSafeBC and industry partners, has developed comprehensive guidelines for the safe handling of electric vehicles (EVs) and high voltage batteries for the recycling and towing and recovery industries. Guidelines and protocols, along with other tools and resources, are available for download from ohs.ara.bc.ca. When Toyota launched the first …

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