Law & Order

Bill to Exempt Restoration and Custom Shops From Motor Vehicle Repair Requirements Introduced in New York

A SEMA-supported bill has been introduced in the New York Assembly to exempt restoration and custom shops from the state’s motor-vehicle repair shop requirements. This exemption would relieve these shops from the obligation to provide written estimates to customers seeking restoration, rebuild or customization work on specialty motor vehicles or motor vehicles at least 25 years old. 

The measure would allow restoration and custom shops to accurately inform customers of actual costs and materials, removing vagueness associated with shops attempting to “guess” probable time for unique tasks and probable costs for unique and, in some cases, yet to be fabricated parts. 

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