New York state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, D-16, has introduced New York Senate Bill 1218 relating to vehicle repair shop guarantees. The bill requires that motor vehicle repair shops provide certain information regarding invoices and work guarantees.
The legislation stipulates:
The invoice provided by the motor vehicle repair shop in accordance with Subdivision 1 of the bill shall conspicuously set forth the terms and time limit of any guarantee for the repair work performed. Where no guarantee is given, the invoice shall so state.
The invoice shall further contain a statement to the effect that complaints regarding the functional adequacy of the repair work performed may be directed to the department, but in no event later than 90 days or 3,000 miles of the repair, whichever comes first.
The provisions of this subdivision shall not be construed to limit or abridge any statutory or other right or remedy of a consumer at law or in equity.
The bill, if passed into law, will take effect January 2012.
To view the full text NY S.B. 1218, visit ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry. ASA’s headquarters is in Bedford, TX.
ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.