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Presentation

Jim Watson, of ABC Auto Parts, Blue Island Illinois, and a Past President of the ARA, presented the ARA's Airbag Protocol and the ARAPro Airbag program to the CIC in Scottsdale, Arizona, on July 23rd, 2008. A copy of the presentation can be downloaded by clicking here.


Audits

The ARA's Airbag Protocol requires participating members to be audited by an independent examiner annually.

For members who are Gold Seal certified, the auditor who is conducting the annual Gold Seal audit may also conduct the Airbag Protocol audit during the same visit.  The audit documents needed by the independent auditor may be downloaded here.1) Audit Plan Worksheet, 2) Audit Execution and 3) Audit Recommendations.

For members who are not Gold Seal program participants, you will need to make arrangements with an independent auditor to evaluate your operations for compliance with the Airbag Protocol. The audit documents needed by the independent auditor may be downloaded from the links in the previous paragraph. 


ARAPro Airbag Market Launch May 2007; Press Release in pdf format


ARA Product Services Protocol Ver 1.4;  Latest version of the protocol in pdf format


Technical Paper;  Airbag Durability; A Performance Analysis of 6~9 Year Old Field Exposed Airbags


Lowering the Cost of Crash Repairs; New Airbag Options for P&C Carriers; A Powerpoint presentation with an insurance industry focus


ARA Airbag Protocol; Providing the Assurance needed by  Insurers  URG & Pinnacle Training Conference Mar 24 2007


Legislation Regulating Airbag Replacements in Collision Repairs (covers US state legislation; partial list of relevant legislation only).

  1. Washington State:  Regulating the sale, distribution, and installation of air bags 2003
  2. New Hampshire: Regulation of Motor Vehicle Repair Facilities; Section 358D : 11-b
  3. Utah:  Failure to repair a damaged or deployed airbag -- Penalty;  41-6a-1624. 


ARAPro Brochures are available for member download in three different file types, PDF, Adobe Illustrator and EPS.  Your local printer will indicate which file type they prefer to receive.

ARAPro Brochure, PDF format:

ARAPro Brochure for ARA and State Chapter Affiliate Members., pdf

ARAPro Brochure, Retail Point of Sale, tri fold, Sept 07 ed., pdf type page one of two

ARAPro Brochure, Retail Point of Sale, tri fold, Sept 07 ed., pdf type page two of two

ARAPro Brochure, Wholesale, tri fold, Sept 07 ed., pdf file type, page one of two

ARAPro Brochure, Wholesale, tri fold, Sept 07 ed., pdf file type, page two of two

ARAPro Brochure, AI format:

ARAPro Brochure, Retail Point of Sale, tri fold, Sept 07 ed., Adobe Illustrator file type, hi resolution, page one of two

 ARAPro Brochure, Retail Point of Sale, tri fold, Sept 07 ed., Adobe Illustrator file type, hi resolution, page two of two

ARAPro Brochure, Wholesale, tri fold, Sept 07 ed., Adobe Illustrator file type, hi resolution, page one of two

ARAPro Brochure, Wholesale, tri fold, Sept 07 ed., Adobe Illustrator file type, hi resolution, page two of two

ARAPro Brochure, EPS format:

 ARAPro Brochure, Retail Point of Sale, tri fold, Sept 07 ed., EPS file type, hi resolution, page one of two

ARAPro Brochure, Retail Point of Sale, tri fold, Sept 07 ed., EPS file type, hi resolution, page two of two

ARAPro Brochure, Wholesale, tri fold, Sept 07 ed., EPS file type, hi resolution, page one of two

ARAPro Brochure, Wholesale, tri fold, Sept 07 ed., EPS file type, hi resolution, page two of two


 

 
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"Improves professionalism for the recycler in airbag extraction, handling as well as the Haz Mat compliance aspects of shipping and delivery"

-- Jeff Kantor
Jeff’s Car World, Candia, NH

"Airbagresources lives up to it's name. It is just what our industry needs to promote the positives about utilizing quality recycled OEM non-deployed air bags in the automotive repair process. "

-- Sandy Blalock
Past President Automotive Recyclers Association
 
 
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