Aftermarket Parts: A Risky Business
The insurance companies want you to use aftermarket parts after your accident because it’s cheaper for them. You don’t, and shouldn’t stand for it.
Some shops use aftermarket parts on older vehicles. The law in Rhode Island currently states that the insurer cannot force a consumer whose vehicle is 30 months or newer to accept aftermarket parts in the repair. In this instance, they can only be used with written authorization. ABARI believes there is a place in the market for aftermarket parts – but not on a new car.