ASA Supports New OEM Repair Legislation
April 25, 2019—The New Hampshire Senate Committee on Commerce recently received comments on House Bill 664 at a public hearing. This legislation addresses original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures for collision repairs. The ASA supports the legislation.
In a letter to the Committee, Bob Redding, ASA Washington, D.C., representative reiterated: “The original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) repair procedures are the logical repair processes to be followed. To be clear, ASA does not support the use of OEM parts only. ASA’s interest is in requiring the industry to adhere to a set of repair procedures that assure the best opportunity for vehicle safety on our highways.
"House Bill 664 calls for vehicle repair standards that should be an accepted, standard practice in the collision industry.”
The ASA has emphasized the importance of pre- and post-scans in the collision repair process. The bill’s language recognizes policymakers’ interest in providing for scanning as part of the repair process: “If the repair procedure or specification from an original equipment manufacturer includes a directive to conduct a scan, calibration or diagnostic test of a vehicle’s electronics systems before or after the commencement of repairs, such directive shall be considered as a required part of the repair procedure.”