THE MANY PROS OF CAR PART PRO
CAR PART PRO INCREASES PART CHOICES AND INTEGRATION
The Car Part Pro marketplace now has more recycled part choices and better integration with the collision repair industry as a result of Car-Part Interchange version 84.2 and Car-Part Interchange Plus. The announcement was made by Jeff Schroder, Car-Part.com CEO, at the Canadian Collision Industry Forum in Toronto in January. This version of interchange includes coverage for over 100 part types that is not available in the recycling industry’s standard interchange. This includes engine parts, interior parts, and body parts, and it also includes new interchange coverage for Mitsubishi (2009 and later) and Mazda (2015 and later). Car-Part Interchange is an extensive database, maintained by Car-Part.com, that maps which parts are interchangeable between several years and/or models.
It also maps individual component parts to complete assemblies. This database bridges the gap between estimates (typically written with individual component parts) and the more cost-effective recycled assemblies available on Car Part Pro. Car Part Pro’s assembly-optimized workflow guides appraisers to select these cost-effective recycled assemblies, resulting in increased savings that are reflected in detailed analytics reports provided by Car Part Pro. With the increased part coverage and assembly to component mappings in Car-Part Interchange version 84.2, the Car Part Pro marketplace offers searches that are more specific, and results that are more robust.
Jeff Schroder, CEO of Car-Part. com, said: “We’re thrilled to have improved Car Part Pro with the latest release of Car-Part Interchange. A database enhancement like this is a ‘behind-thescenes’ sort of improvement that’s not immediately obvious, but it’s the kind of quality enhancement that makes a real difference in the daily lives of the 70,000 professional repairers who use Car Part Pro. For example, if you’re writing an estimate for a 2015 Mitsubishi that was in a front end collision, our search now has interchange for more of those key parts like the front bumper cover, headlamps, fenders, hood, grille, fender flare, radiator, and radiator support. This enhances the assembly optimized workflow for that estimate.
When we were deciding which parts to write into our interchange above and beyond the recycling industry standard interchange data, we based those decisions in large part based on the search data from our Car Part Pro users. We looked at the most popular parts that still needed interchange, and we focused on those to make the biggest impact for our users. We look forward to seeing this improvement reflected in our users’ bottom lines and the data in their analytics reports.”