Bills have been introduced in the New York Assembly and Senate that would prohibit an insurer from requiring that repair facilities use a specific vendor or process to procure parts or other materials needed for vehicle repairs. According to the legislation, insurers are requiring repairers to use an online source for parts procurement that provides the lowest price for replacement parts. The bill also states that these parts frequently come from out-of-state vendors and are of sub-par quality because they are not manufactured by the maker of the automobile. If passed, repairers would be permitted to continue procuring parts from local suppliers and ensuring that parts are of sufficient quality. New York State Assembly; CollisionWeek (September 17, 2013).
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