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ASA Speaks Out Against W.V. Aftermarket Parts Bill

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March 14, 2017—The Automotive Service Association spoke out publicly against a West Virginia bill that would eliminate the requirement for consumer-written consent when using aftermarket parts in a vehicle that is still under the manufacturer’s warranty.

West Virginia Senate Bill (SB) 544, introduced by state Sen. Mark Maynard, R-6, would modify West Virginia’s current law requiring consent from the vehicle owner to mere notification, ASA said.

"Current law stipulates that motor vehicle body shops must use genuine crash parts for a period of three years," the statement reads, "the year the motor vehicle was manufactured and the two succeeding years thereafter, 'sufficient to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty for fit, finish, structural integrity, corrosion resistance, dent resistance and crash performance unless the motor vehicle owner consents in writing at the time of the repair to the use of aftermarket crash parts.'"

For additional information, visit ASA’s legislative website.

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