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 remain unregulated.
For more information, visit www.capacertified.org.