ASA Opposes Tennessee Salvage Legislation

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April 3, 2015—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) said on Thursday it opposes salvage legislation the Tennessee Legislature is considering.

If implemented, House Bill 443 would allow unlicensed buyers to purchase vehicles from salvage pools.

ASA believes the legislation would harm both consumers and repairers in Tennessee.

"Approval of this bill could drive up the costs of auto repair as parts become more limited," ASA said in a press release. "Furthermore, vehicles that should be processed for parts could be used for unintended purposes such as resale or criminal activity."

In response to the legislation, ASA sent letters to the chairman of the Tennessee House Committee on Transportation, as well as the other Committee members.

ASA also encourages Tennessee automotive repairers to contact their representatives and explain the harmful effects of this legislation.

To view and send an opposition letter for House Bill 443, visit

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