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.
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.
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.
In this video, the Auto Body Association of Rhode Island and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America debate a proposed Rhode Island bill that would increase the time frame and extend restriction on the use of non-OEM parts to any part damaged in a collision to 48 months.
Ford Motor Company has added 36 new parts to its Collision Truckload Program. The parts include thirteen exterior lighting parts, five fascias, four wheels and wheel covers, four grilles, three valances, three brackets, two fender shields and two radiator supports.