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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 17:05

COVID-19 and Jobbers: LKQ Reassures Customers; Auto Care Assoc. PBES Shares Perspective

Written by John Huetter, Repairer Driven News

Auto Care Association Paint Body and Equipment Specialists segment liaison Paul Fiore on March 23 said jobbers are continuing to operate during state COVID-19 coronavirus closures.

Major national distributor LKQ also assured the industry March 19 it would continue to serve shops.


The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has recommended that “Automotive repair and maintenance facilities” be classified as essential businesses. Though the agency’s classification is nonbinding, both California and Michigan specifically referenced it in their recent shelter-in-place orders closing nonessential businesses.


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