The Automotive Aftermarket Association of the Carolinas & Tennessee (AAACT) has joined the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) in its fight to keep aftermarket collision parts in the industry.
Because of a 2006 patent ruling, consumers no longer have an alternative option for quality replacement parts for 2004-2007 Ford F-150 pickup trucks. According to the QPC, quality replacement parts typically cost anywhere from 26 percent to 50 percent less than manufacturer-issued parts.
The QPC believes that without permanent legislation to correct the current patent law, many more makes and models could be affected, meaning higher prices for parts.
For more information, visit www.qualitypartscoalition.com.