Download Newsletter Car and truck manufacturers have extensively changed the way new vehicles are built. This is not news. The vehicles produced today are completely different than the ones produced 10, 5 or even two years ago. On board diagnostics and controls are light years ahead of what we all thought possible.
Download Newsletter As of this writing (April 6), things appear headed in the right direction. I don’t want to create any false hope but most indicators are positive. Writing about the markets here is very risky since there is a 4-5 week delay between the time I write this and the time you get it. Read More […]
Download Newsletter In recent years two of the largest players in the salvage business have been gobbling up smaller yards across the country. Both Schnitzer and LKQ bought dozens of well run yards and proceeded to change the way these previously successful yards were run. From the outside it appeared that the conglomerate would come Read More […]
Download Newsletter No Value Cats Still Coming In—A month or so ago I wrote about Chrysler no value cats. As you may remember, these converters have OEM Chrysler marking sand are installed on late model diesel powered vehicles. These units look as though they could be worth $200-$300 apiece. They have excellent construction and plenty Read More […]
Download Newsletter This week Jeff Kantor lost his battle with prostate cancer. As most of you know, Jeff was a tremendous leader and voice for our industry for decades. Most recently he owned Car World in Candia, NH. Jeff served as president of the NH Auto and Truck Recyclers Association for over 20 years.
As many of you know I prefer not to write about market conditions in this column. The time between writing this and it getting to you is at least 30 days, so often times the material becomes severely outdated when you get it. I must make an exception this month since the markets are tanking so badly.