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The Outlook for Rhode Island’s Two-Tiered Shop Licensing System

Auto Body Association of Rhode Island (ABARI) spokesperson, attorney Jina Petrarca-Karampetsos, explains the state’s move to designate Class A and Class B shops. This spring, Rhode Island will begin to fully implement its new, two-tiered collision repair business licensing program, in which body shops will be designated as either Class A or Class B businesses. The law, which passed during last summer’s legislative sessions, was backed heavily by the Auto …Read More

What to Expect in 2017 from ABARI

The Auto Body Association of Rhode Island is proud to have served our community for over a decade. Each year, we make a commitment to ensure that consumers receive the highest level of quality and service from honest, hardworking shops across Rhode Island – our ABARI certified members. 2015 brought with it exciting new changes. We added new members, further strengthening the reach and integrity of Auto Body shops throughout …Read More

U.S. Senator Reiterates Call to Investigate Auto Insurance “Scheme”

This article has been provided by CollisionWeek.com and is being reproduced in its entirety with the intent to inform consumers. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 U.S. Senator Reiterates Call to Investigate Auto Insurance “Scheme” A frequent critic of both insurance companies and vehicle manufacturers, U.S. Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut asks Attorney General to investigate possible illegal practices by auto insurers. Asks for DOJ update on 1963 Consent Decree’s applicability to today’s …Read More

Body Shops: Industry Regulations

It’s important that our members stay aware of the latest regulations imposed by the state of Rhode Island. View the official documents and links now. Please use the links below to access the official documents. ► Motor Vehicle Body Repair ► Auto Body Shop Storage Rates ► Motor Vehicle Glass Installation ► Auto Wrecking and Salvage Yards ► Salvage Vehicle Repair ► Auto Body Shop On-Site Inspection Standards ► Motor Vehicle Body Repair Technician Certification ► Motor Vehicle …Read More