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State Farm / PartsTrader Program Creates Heated Controversy

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I don’t know where you stand on this issue, but State Farm’s mandate that Collision and repair shops must use PartsTrader parts to procure parts has started a storm of controversy. The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) has filed a formal complaint with the Minnesota Department of Commerce, requesting legal action to prevent State Farm from continuing this program.

 

Is this a sign of what’s to come, with regard to insurance companies? Will this intrusion into our business become the norm and continue to erode our margins? Many, including the ASA of Ohio and many groups and other organizations across the country, believe so.

 

How do you stand on this issue?

 

For more information go to: http://www.partsandpeople.com/node/5782

 

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