BETHESDA, Md.—More than half of all states require auto repair shops to follow regulations for written estimates, invoices, work orders and customer disclosure and signage.
That information and other data concerning motor vehicle repair facilities is included in a new, comprehensive 120-page report on state and local statutory and regulatory requirements which has been produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA).
According to the groups, the report addresses and summarizes, "in plain English," the following business requirements, if any, for automotive repair facilities in all 50 states:
Facility licensing and registration requirements;
Customer disclosure and signage;
Estimates, invoices and work orders;
Employee safety; and
In addition to the spiral-bound report, an appendix provides copies of all applicable laws and regulations summarized in the report. Also profiled in the report are Dade and Broward counties in Florida, Montgomery County, Md., and Chicago.
For information on purchasing a copy, contact the AMRA's Larry Hecker, (202) 712-9038; e-mail: [email protected]; or Charlie Scott at the AAIA, (301) 654-6664; e-mail: [email protected] Discounts are available to AAIA and AMRA members.