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Aftermarket vs. OEM Parts
The Auto Care Association makes a case against two parts bills that were passed in Rhode Island.

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Not long ago, two bills in Rhode Island, Senate Bill 2679 and House Bill 8013, were passed into law. They sought to expand restrictions currently in place on aftermarket parts in first-party claims to any collision damaged vehicle. This resparked a long-running debate between OEM vs. aftermarket parts.

Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, says the law unfairly requires consumers to go to a dealership to get a low-cost part at an inflated price, and creates a false impression that aftermarket parts are inferior.

On this episode of CollisionCast, Hanvey and Tom Tucker, director of state affairs for the association, discuss the bills and why they believe they set a bad precedent for the collision repair industry.

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