LANSING, Mich. (June 3, 2016) — The Auto Care Association (ACA) is urging its members to contact Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and demand that he veto an auto parts bill that passed the Michigan legislature.
H.B. 4344 would severely restrict the vehicle repair community's access to non-original equipment parts, the ACA said in a June 3 alert.
The bill states that major component parts must be replaced with either OE parts or certified OE-quality parts, unless the vehicle owner waives that requirement in writing.
“Based on this language, it would not be difficult for vehicle manufacturers to lobby to extend these requirements to many other aftermarket parts, as we have seen attempted in other states,” the ACA said. “Such action would provide a clear competitive advantage for OEM parts over those sourced from the independent aftermarket.”
The ACA urged members to contact Gov. Snyder's office at 517-373-3400, and to contact Paul Fiore at [email protected] with any questions.