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Wednesday, 13 November 2013 18:46

AASP Pennsylvania Opposes Insurer Mandated Parts Procurement Programs

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Pennsylvania (AASP-PA) is the latest collision repair association to add its voice in opposition to insurance company requirements for their direct repair facilities to use specific parts procurement programs specified by the insurer.

In an open letter to the industry, Gregory C. McVicker, Collision Division director for AASP-PA, explained, “The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Pennsylvania firmly agrees that the free market of automotive parts sales in the Pennsylvania collision repair industry is best left in the hands of the professional repairers across the state.”

McVicker continued, “This type of oversight by the insurance industry is not only detrimental to the long-term viability of the 2000+ collision repair businesses in the state of Pennsylvania, but will have a negative impact on the overall efficiency of the parts process for the consumer in PA as well.”

The letter concludes, “Ultimately, due to the negative impacts on the collision repair business and the consumer from increased cycle-times and lost efficiency and profitability caused by such insurer mandated parts programs, the AASP-PA officially opposes any such program being forced on the collision repair shops in Pennsylvania.”

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