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.
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.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) today announced the top 12 finalists in the fourth annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition – the event that determines the builder the aftermarket community considers best.