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The nation's largest dealer group is rolling out a new line of company-labeled parts, emphasizing accessories sales, and expanding its base of service centers and body shops.
A fine-tuned Google alert will provide a chronicle of dealers who are selling their body shops to, or entering into partnerships with, independent chains and consolidators.
"Alt-OE" is the most common label applied to supposedly genuine, new factory parts sold by distributors other than automakers through their franchised dealerships.
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