AAIA claims new law would result in unperformed maintenance by car owners

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association(AAIA) is urging their members in Pennsylvania to oppose a state proposal to delay inspections on certain vehicles.

On 30 January, a bipartisan group of Pennsylvania state senators introduced a bill known as Senate Bill 332 (S.B. 332). This legislation would provide emissions testing and compliance exemptions on the “newest model year” vehicles for 10 years. This proposed law would also exempt electric, hybrid electric, and compressed natural gas vehicles for life, according to the AAIA.The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association opposes this legislation, contending that by delaying inspections for 10 years, it would lead to an enormous increase in the amount of unperformed maintenance by car owners.

Not only will this have an adverse impact on the small businesses that comprise the automotive repair industry, but it would have huge negative implications for air quality in the commonwealth, AAIA claims.