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What is LKQ Auto Parts?

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LKQ Corporation is North America's largest alternative collision auto parts provider. In addition, LKQ is a leading distributor and marketer of specialty aftermarket accessories and equipment in North America. The corporation distributes car, light truck and heavy duty truck products to mechanical and collision repair shops worldwide.

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LKQ sells remanufactured and recycled mechanical parts, such as transmissions and engines. Examples of specific products sold by LKQ include refurbished bumper covers, wheels and lights. Many of the products sold by LKQ are considered alternative parts because they are not new original equipment manufacturer products. Additionally, a portion of the revenue that LKQ generates is from scrap sales to metal recyclers.

The corporation also sells new auto body painting and refinishing supplies. Examples include sealers, paint, undercoatings and adhesives.

LKQ operates self -service facilities that allow individuals to find, remove and purchase used parts from in stock vehicles. LKQ also purchases cars and trucks from the general public. Additionally, a portion of the revenue that LKQ generates is from scrap sales to metal recyclers.

In total, LKQ operates more than 570 locations worldwide, and it is the largest distributor of mechanical parts in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The corporation also has locations in Belgium, Canada, Taiwan, Central America and France.

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