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Issue 100
May 2016
Hello Fast Parts® Users!

The question I have for you today is: how can you make your job as owner/manager easier and more productive? Running an auto recycling business is hard work, and anything that can make that effort easier is a welcome addition. When you have more information about your buying and selling efforts, they become less stressful and more productive. That is what the Checkmate inventory management system is all about. Your Fast Parts system does not have tools that give you a quick views of previous sales history and the marketplace availability - all at the point of sale when you need that information. Selling used parts today requires that you squeeze the most money out of every sale. Having the power to investigate each part's availability and sales history is essential. Our easy-to-use Checkmate system will be the single best investment you can make.

We are still offering to convert your Fast Parts inventory management system over to the Checkmate system for little or no cost to you. Over the next six months, we hope to convert all Fast Parts recyclers over to Checkmate. We want to do this so that all of our so all our customers have the powerful tools they need to compete in this tough used auto parts business. Change is always a challenge, but the rewards of converting will pay large dividends. Don't wait until the last minute when the timing might not be ideal. Start the paperwork process and get all the information today, so you can make this upgrade as easy as possible. Our Fast Parts promo will give you six months to try out some money-making Checkmate and Car-Part products, while keeping your monthly fee the same as it is today. At the end of the six months, you can keep the new features without paying setup fees. Call me for details. You need the power that Checkmate has, and you can get convert for little or no cost. What are you waiting on? Call me today!

Some big news here at Car Part this year is a change in our ongoing training effort. Car Part is known for having one of the most well-attended conferences in the auto recycling industry. Now, to make it even better we are taking that training on the road. Check to see where the Car Part World Tour is and if one of the locations is close to you. Sign up now because the classes fill up early.

Remember a few months back when I told you about the vehicle manufacturers that have made a real mess with selling defective parts? And how the federal government demanded that they recall those parts and replace them? Up until now, that process had little effect on recyclers and the way we do business. Two things have happened recently that have brought the manufacturers' problem right to the doorstep of our industry. First, the volume of parts being deemed defective is increasing. Second, there are laws already passed that make it a criminal offense to sell those defective parts. That puts the problem on us. The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), along with Car-Part, is working with Congress and the courts. We are working to get information about recalls from automobile manufacturers. including information about which parts are defective and the location of those parts on the vehicle. We also are working to get you a fair compensation from the manufacturers for those defective parts. To add insult to injury, the manufacturers are telling the public not to buy parts from auto recyclers because they may get a recalled part. We still need your help to work with all parties to relieve this burden on the recycling industry. Car-Part needs your permission to use the VINs on your vehicles to get recall information for those vehicles. With this information, you can avoid selling defective parts, confirm which parts have been replaced with good parts, and perhaps even be reimbursed for the recalled parts. It is important that you give me a call so I can get this form to you. Your action is needed now so we can move forward with this effort!

Thank you for all your calls last month. We had a record number of Fast Parts users schedule their conversion to Checkmate in April. If you call me today, I can get you scheduled for July. Remember, the conversion costs you little or nothing. And the monthly fee might be less than you pay now (depending on the services you use).

boB Clark
Call: 800-288-7415
Text: 859-620-9933

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