In light of continuing and growing concerns regarding OEM repair procedures, ARA had developed a position statement on this issue. There has been a proliferation of bills in state legislatures that threaten consumer choice in auto repairs. The position statement can be used by all recyclers and simply states:
ARA supports that industry standards for automotive repairs should be well defined as to the process necessary to assure the vehicle is returned to pre-loss condition as closely as possible.
ARA does not support repair procedures that disallow the usage of OEM recycled parts or denies the consumer choice of what parts are used in the repair of their vehicles.