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November 1, 2018 | New and Enhanced Interchange for 100+ Parts in Car-Part Interchange Plus
" announced that Car-Part Interchange Plus will soon include new and enhanced interchange for over 100 parts! Auto recyclers were pleased to hear this exciting announcement at the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) Convention and Expo in Orlando, Florida."

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July 25, 2018 | Checkmate Top Management System for Recyclers
" is happy to announce that Checkmate is the #1 management system on, with more recyclers in its recycled parts marketplace running Checkmate than any other management system. Checkmate is designed to maximize recyclers' sales on (the #1 recycled parts marketplace)."

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January 5, 2018 | CIECA presented the 2017 Electronic Commerce Company of the Year award to
"The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees, presented the 2017 Electronic Commerce Company of the Year award to, for its outstanding leadership, dedication and contribution."

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March 1, 2017 | launches Photomate imaging app
" has announced the release of Photomate, the company's latest imaging tool. Photomate is a mobile app that allows you to take photos of your inventory. Customers can see the photos online and salespeople can them in Checkmate,'s inventory management system."

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March 13, 2016 | Update: Reported Incident Not Related to Car-Part; Use Best Practices to Protect Against Threats
"There appears to be confusion in the auto recycling community resulting from the many social hacking and virus notices that were recently sent, and would like to take this opportunity to clarify the situation. We now know that no software, services, or employees were involved in the reported incident in any fashion."

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2016 | Car-Part Announces World Tour Training 2016
"After seven years of successful conferences, Car-Part is offering a new twist on training. The Car-Part World Tour will bring training classes to cities throughout North America in 2016."

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January 19, 2016 | Though capability exists, CIC panel indicates parts procurement system integration to stay elusive
"Finally, there’s the issue of returns. Pete Tagliapietra of NuGen IT called it the largest problem. CEO Jeff Schroder noted that the industry part return rate was 15-20 percent, when it should be 2-3 percent. Still, “Integration’s really come a long way,” Lopez said, and Schroder noted greater collaboration between e-commerce companies."

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October 20, 2015 | Announces Part Images in Search Results, MyPartsApp for Recyclers
"Online customers can now see recyclers' Part Images while shopping in the Car-Part Pro marketplace. Part Images are also available in search results on, Trading Partners, and recycler websites, as well the new MyPartsApp, which provides customized apps for recyclers. Jeff Schroder, CEO of, unveiled these features recently at the Car-Part Industry Conference and the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) Annual Conference/Expo. The Part Images feature is a natural complement to the ARA part grading and detailed part descriptions that recyclers already provide in marketplaces. When a customer searches for a part, available Part Images are automatically included in the part description, right where they're needed."

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August 2015 | Confirm Quality with Part Images in Car-Part Pro and Improved App
"Insurers and repairers can now see recyclers' Part Images while shopping in the Car-Part Pro marketplace and in live versions of the newly redesigned Car-Part Pro app. Jeff Schroder, CEO of, made the announcements recently at the Car-Part Industry Conference. The new Part Images feature is automatic, and live today in your Car-Part Pro search results whenever Part Images are available. And more images are being added daily! Part Images allow you to confirm the quality and accuracy of recycled parts with photos, complementing the detailed descriptions and part grading information already provided in Car-Part Pro."

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July 25, 2014 | Launches the Next Generation of Its Car-Part Pro eCommerce Marketplace
" launches a new version of its Car-Part Pro Marketplace for the collision and mechanical repair industries. EMS Pro,'s EMS-based integration with the three estimating systems, provides one-click access to Car-Part Pro's parts distribution network. Online part ordering on Car-Part Pro is now available for repairers via the "Order Part" button, which provides one-click ordering from over 1,000 eCommerce-enabled part providers. has also recently worked closely with OEConnection."

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December 18, 2013 | New App unlocks mobile access to Car-Parts database
" says their search engine is the easiest and fastest way to search the green parts market. The online parts marketplace is now looking to further add weight to its claim of being the simplest and most functional way to look for recycled parts with the release of its Car-Part Pro App for Apple's lines of iPads and iPhones. I spent some time using the App and found the interface to be extremely user-friendly. "

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October 16, 2013 | Car-Part Pro Adds EMS Integration, Parts Ordering, and Seller Order Management Capabilities
"Car-Part Pro and Car-Part Messaging combine to read and modify estimates using the CIECA EMS standard (including Mitchell, CCC, and Audatex estimates). This simplifies the workflow for sourcing parts directly from estimates. Insurers and repairers can also use Car-Part Messaging to facilitate real time communication with 3,000 part sellers."

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September, 14, 2012 | Mitchell RepairCenter™ ToolStore Integrates with's Pro Search
"The Car-Part Pro value added marketplace, designed for body shops and insurance appraisers, is now seamlessly integrated into RepairCenter through the RepairCenter ToolStore. Car-Part Pro allows professionals to search by delivery date, warranty, recycler certifications, and part quality, and returns all inclusive pricing results from a database of 150 million parts, 4,500 recyclers, and hundreds of alternative parts providers. The built-in Live Service™ messaging feature allows real-time communication with part suppliers, and's exclusive SmartVin™ technology decodes VINs to simplify part choices during the search."

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August 21, 2012 | Hundreds of Recyclers Attend 2012 Car-Part Industry Conference
"We were thrilled to be able to put together such an excellent panel of fellow recyclers, collision and recycling industry experts, and Car-Part trainers...I know that recyclers are selling more parts and working more effectively and efficiently today armed with their new tools and information, and that's really why we hold the Industry Conference in the first place," said Jeff Schroder, Co-Founder and CEO of

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May 15, 2012 | 2500 Professional Repairers Join's New Recycled Parts Market in the First 50 Days
"The 2500 professional repairers who joined in our first 50 days are validating our vision that shops' and appraisers' online parts store needs to be simple and show buyers only parts that meet ALL of their needs, while providing instant access to sellers' staff," said Jeff Schroder, Co-Founder and CEO of

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November 2011 | Streamlining Recycled Parts Procurement with Efficiency
"For many of us in the collision industry, may just appear to be a great on-line search engine, but this is only possible because the company is deeply involved in the vehicle recycling process at every level. This expertise and experience makes the company the right provider for the services that are now available to the collision industry in Canada."

Click here to read the full article from Collision Management. The article is in the November 2011 issue and begins on page 14.

August 15, 2011 | How Poehl's Auto Recyclers Stays ahead of the Curve
"Being a leader in any industry requires staying ahead of the curve. It involves using the latest and best tools and knowing what's in the woodwork before anyone else. It's no different in the automotive recycling industry and few recyclers are able to stay ahead of the curve quite like Dana Poehl from Poehl's Auto Recyclers in Kentville, Nova Scotia. As a beta site for, Poehl is able to test the latest computer technologies in the auto recycling industry months before the majority of his fellow recyclers."

Click here to read the full article from Collision Repair magazine.

August 15, 2011 | 3rd Annual Industry Training Conference
"ARA President Doug Reinert and First Vice President Randy Reitman both attended the recent Third Annual Industry Conference that was held in Cincinnati, OH. As Doug put it, 'there was something to be learned by everyone, no matter what size business they had,' seconded by Randy and, judging by the enthusiasm exhibited by other attendees, including recyclers from Australia, all came away fired up about the improvements and changes unveiled over the three days."

Click here to read the full article from Automotive Recycling Weekly.

August 9, 2011 | Testimonial from Steve Shaver at Late Model Auto Parts
"I would like to commend [you] on the outstanding and professionalism that was extended to myself and my staff."

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August 10, 2011 | shines at 3rd Annual Industry Training Conference
"Auto recyclers from across North America and as far away as Australia descended on Fort Wright, Kentucky from August 4 to 6 to attend the Third Annual Industry Conference. The information that was shared about the challenges and opportunities of recyclers in providing and selling more recycled parts are both eye opening and optimistic. The three-day event kicked off with the registration and a reception on the evening of 4th. The Friday and Saturday had two full days of seminars offering great variety and selection. The schedule was broken down into five classes on the Friday and four classes on the Saturday. Each time slot offered classes covering the following product groups: Checkmate, Fast Parts, Web Products, Bidmate & Partmate and Executive & Management."

Click here to read the full article from Canadian Auto Recyclers magazine.

April 29, 2011 | 2011 Northern Kentucky Thoroughbreds Represent Resilience, Growth
"Car-Part is a search engine for recycled auto parts. Founded in 1998, Car-Part has grown to become the world's largest used parts marketplace, with over 10 million searches per month."

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April 2007 | Schroders Shine: Three Brothers, Two Businesses
"Whether or not you know the Schroder brothers, chances are you know the business they created. has swept the recycling industry, linking auto salvage with the online world for the past 10 years. It was not the first endeavor for the talented team behind it, composed of Urban, Roger and Jeff Schroder with Janice, Jeff's wife.

True leaders in every sense of the word, Urban, Roger, Jeff and Janice are carving out a niche in recycling to which others can only aspire. Their work ethic, management style and communications are regularly lauded by both peers and employees. Some say it was ingrained when they were young."

Click here to read the full article. It originally appeared in Locator UpFront magazine.

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