With the OEM-aftermarket part debate recently resparked by legislation in Rhode Island, FenderBender decided to look at its 2018 FenderBender Industry Survey to see how OEM part use affects profitability.
In July, two bills that sought to expand restrictions on aftermarket parts were passed in Rhode Island. On this episode of CollisionCast, Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, and Tom Tucker, director of state affairs for the association, discuss why they believe those bills set a bad precedent for the collision repair industry.
On top of industry players and OEMs, legislators in Rhode Island participated in the OEM vs. aftermarket parts debate as well. Here’s a breakdown of the bills that were passed and what national precedent they could set.
Original One Parts now has VIN search available at www.originaloneparts.com. The site will continue to be both desktop and mobile friendly and allow users to search keywords, OEM numbers and vehicle identification numbers of Original One Parts' live certified original parts inventory.
Automakers, industry organizations and legislators have recently become vocal in the OEM vs. aftermarket part conversation. Here’s what reignited the debate, and how each side of the discussion is arguing its respective case.