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New Record Age of Motor Vehicles on U.S. Roads Fueling Consumer Demand for Quality, Recycled OEM Parts

 
CONTACT:  Michael E. Wilson                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   
(571) 208-0428                                                                Date:  August 6, 2013

New Record Age of Motor Vehicles on U.S. Roads 
Fueling Consumer Demand for Quality, Recycled OEM Parts   

MANASSAS, VA -   Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is responding to new data demonstrating that the average age of light vehicles in the United States has reached an all-time high of 11.4 years, presenting significant opportunities for the increased utilization of recycled, genuine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automotive parts.

The data comes from the latest report issued by R.L. Polk, a global automotive market intelligence research firm, which compiled information from state vehicle registration databases and reviewed over 247 million car and light truck registrations for the report.  According to Polk, the average age of the nation's car and light-vehicle fleet has continued to rise since 2002, a trend which has now resulted in a record high of 11.4 years.  This represents an increase from 11.3 years last year and 10.8 years in 2010.  In 2002, the average age of a vehicle on the road was 9.8 years.
 

Automotive Recyclers Association Commends New York Law Addressing Counterfeit Airbags

 
CONTACT: Michael E. Wilson                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(571) 208-0428                                                   Date: August 1, 2013

 
Automotive Recyclers Association Commends New York Law
Addressing Counterfeit Airbags

MANASSAS, VA - Today, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is applauding the efforts of state legislators in New York to address the increasing prevalence of counterfeit airbags in the automotive parts marketplace as Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Counterfeit Airbag Prevention Act into law. The legislation (S. 5037-B/A.6378-B) was sponsored by the Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, Senator Lee M. Zeldin, and the Chairman of the Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, and makes it a crime to knowingly import, install, reinstall or sell a counterfeit or nonfunctional airbag. The new law goes into effect in November.
 

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