The document discusses the role certified aftermarket structural parts play in protecting the parts industry and consumers.
Small claims court ruled that Grange does not have the right to use aftermarket parts for third-party claimants who have lease contracts that state "repairs are to be completed using genuine manufacturer's replacement parts."
The bill authors included new language that would limit the use of aftermarket parts by mandating that an aftermarket part would have to be verified by a nationally recognized automotive parts-testing agency.
Association is "extremely concerned with the bill author’s intent to restrict the vehicle repair community’s access to the broad range of non-OEM parts."
S.B. 436 requires an insurer to disclose whether or not an estimate has been prepared based on the use of aftermarket parts.
Tim Elkins, owner of Miles Paint & Body Shop, told WAFB that a recent customer's insurer, State Farm, won't allow him to use OE parts but are "pushing" for aftermarket or used parts.