PartsCheck Live Partners With CARS Co-Op
May 3, 2013—PartsCheck Live, a Web-based quoting and bidding system for collision repair parts procurement, this week announced a vendor partner agreement with Collision Automotive Repair Services Inc. (CARS), a cooperative group of more than 650 collision repair businesses throughout the United States.
Through the partnership, CARS’ member businesses will have access to PartsCheck Live in order to electronically source and purchase collision replacement parts.
"At PartsCheck, we strive to deliver a comprehensive package of vendor management services within our proprietary online marketplace. Our partnership with the CARS Co-Op creates a truly unique opportunity to leverage the purchasing power of literally hundreds of independent shop owners and PartsCheck's national supply chain to deliver tremendous value for both buyers and sellers in today's increasingly complex parts market,” said Brad Desaulniers, CEO of PartsCheck Live. "CARS shareholders will get access to unparalleled pricing and profit from purchases of surplus OE parts from our unique national partners—pricing that cannot be found anywhere else outside of the PartsCheck marketplace. By partnering with parts vendors to deliver the best possible volume discounts and with shop networks to deliver volume to our vendor partners, everyone wins.”
"CARS Cooperative strives to develop quality partnerships with industry vendors that provide services and value to our shareholder members. Our partnerships are based on an understanding of the desire of our members to remain independent in their purchasing choices. This can only be accomplished through an open marketplace. Our shareholder members’ independence and ability to make their own choices and run their own shops is fundamental,” said Orville Manuel, executive director of CARS. “This partnership provides our members access to PartsCheck's national supply chain, as well as being inclusive to local market providers. This combination provides opportunities for tremendous value based on what best meets the needs and situation of both buyers and sellers, resulting in a healthy marketplace."