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RESEARCH: Little impact on supply of parts, paint from Japan disaster

Six months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, fueling concerns about shortages of replacement parts and other issues for the U.S. collision repair industry, there’s little indication any of those problems materialized. As it did last spring, CCC Information Services recently analyzed its data for the average number of days it took from […]

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TRENDS: Japan Situation May Cause Parts Prices to Rise

The disruption for Japanese automakers caused by the earthquake and tsunami in March could result in more than just scattered and short-term parts shortages. The most popular Japanese sedans are assembled in U.S. plants using locally sourced parts, according to Greg Horn, vice president of industry relations for Mitchell International. But, Horn said, parts shortages […]

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