CUSTOMER SERVICE: Claims satisfaction levels dip – and so does insurance shopping

Customer satisfaction with the auto insurance claims experience has fallen 13 points to 842 (on a 1,000-point scale), its lowest level in nine months, according to J.D. Power and Associates. The finding is based on interviews in January and February of this year with 3,700 drivers who filed a claim within the previous six months. […]

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LATEST LINKS: Interesting reading, video and apps

The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) has issued a guide to frequently asked questions about the organization’s certification program for non-OEM parts; it explains such things as the crash-testing CAPA requires on non-OEM bumper parts.   Allstate subsidiary Sterling Autobody Centers has launched a new website and YouTube channel for its new “Sterling Advantage” commercials […]

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GOVERNMENT: Change in crash parts patent protections being sought

Eileen Sottile, executive director of the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC), urged attendees at the Auto Body Parts Association (ABPA) conference in late April to contact Congress to support the coalition’s legislation (HR 3889) that would reduce the time automakers can use design patents to prevent other companies from producing replacement crash parts. Sottile said the […]

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