The Automotive Service Association is lauding a bill passed by the Ohio legislature that allows automobile manufacturers to reimburse non-franchised repair facilities for labor and parts used in “emergency service” for warranty or recall work.
The legislature has sent Senate Bill 204, the Motor Vehicle Dealer Franchise legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Mark Wagoner, to Governor Ted Strickland’s office for signature. The legislation provides guidelines for automobile dealer-automobile manufacturer relationships in Ohio, ASA said.
“I am very proud of our ASA team in Ohio. Our members contacted legislators and encouraged them to open the door on warranty and recall repair reimbursements for independents,” said Joe Sanfillipo III, chairman of ASA’s Ohio affiliate. “ASA-Ohio was also successful in removing legislative language that would prevent automobile manufacturers from selling parts and tools to independents. This is a case of the legislative process working for the small business community.”
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