Items Tagged with 'Rhode Island'


Adapt: ACA on OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts

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.
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ACA President Writes Op-Ed Opposing R.I. Bills

Auto Care Association (ACA) president Bill Hanvey penned an op-ed opposing two Rhode Island bills that could expand the time frame and extend restriction on the use of non-OEM parts to any part damaged in a collision, not just body parts, to 48 months.
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ASA Testifies on Repair Procedures Bill

The Automotive Service Association submitted written testimony in support of the OEM compliance requirements within HB 8013. The testimony outlined the importance of adherence to OEM repair standards for the shop, as well as the consumer.
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