S.B. 350, which would limit insurers to using only aftermarket parts
that are of like and kind quality to the parts being replaced for
collision repairs, was recently introduced in the California Senate.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Leland Yee, is backed by the Certified
Automotive Parts Association (CAPA). CAPA says the bill protects
consumers from “poor quality aftermarket parts and overpriced repairs”
and will make insurers less likely to total damaged vehicles thanks to
cost savings associated with aftermarket parts.
The bill only involves the use of aftermarket parts when the repair is
part of an insurance claim. All other uses of aftermarket parts would
For more information, visit www.capacertified.org.