Restrictive aftermarket parts law vetoed

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed legislation that would have restricted the use of aftermarket or remanufactured parts on vehicles less than five years old.

“House Bill 4344 amends the Michigan Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act to make a number of updates modernizing the act that I support,” Snyder wrote in his veto letter. “However, it also includes revisions relating to the use of certain aftermarket parts used for automotive repairs..

“On its face, this policy seems to be intended to protect consumers and ensure vehicles are safely repaired. That is a laudable goal. However, this bill…limits use of safe, high-quality aftermarket parts designed specifically for particular vehicles.”

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