Ohio Budget Amendment Would Remove Consumer Protections
Amendment Exempts Insurers from Providing Non-OEM Parts Notic
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2017 – An amendment proposed for the Ohio budget legislation would exempt insurers from providing notice to customers when non-OEM parts are used in a repair. If enacted, the repair shop would be held responsible for notifying the customer. As most auto insurers’ policies require the use of non-OEM or used parts during the repair of the vehicle, this measure would place an unfair burden of enforcing the insurer’s provisos on the repairer.
ASA and ASA-Ohio oppose this amendment and encourage repairers to send a letter of opposition to their state legislators. To send a letter in opposition to the proposed amendment, visit TakingTheHill.com, click “Alerts” and scroll down to Ohio.
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and collision repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous state affiliate and chapter groups.
ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit ASAshop.org or call (817) 514-2900.
For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at TakingTheHill.com.
Contact: ASA Washington, D.C. Office
For Release: Immediate
News Bulletin 17.17