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The latest iteration of Mitchell’s Industry Trends Report (ITR) begins with an examination of the impact of the Japanese tsunami on vehicle parts pricing. Greg Horn, ITR editor-in-chief and Mitchell’s vice president of industry relations, alludes to stories of salvage yards hoarding parts and asks some questions that have weighed heavily on the minds of all involved in the collision parts industry—from repair shops to insurers—since the disaster.

Will Replacement Parts Costs Go Up?

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