House passes bill that doesn’t stop use of certain car parts

A bill that would affect auto parts at Michigan repair shops is getting different treatment in the House and Senate.

The Senate version would force repair shops to use parts from original manufacturers. But the House scrapped that requirement when it approved the bill Tuesday, 86-23.

An amendment by Republican Rep. Pete Pettalia of Presque Isle would allow vehicle owners to request aftermarket parts. Lobbyists representing aftermarket companies say the Senate version would have put the companies at a disadvantage.

Pettalia owns an auto repair shop. He says the bill is intended to ensure that shops use good parts.

The bill now goes back to the Senate.  (AP)

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