In spite of the nuances of the corona virus, CAWA, in its adjustments to a new and unusual reality, still had a very productive and successful year in 2020.
Here are some of the major highlights of the year:
Legislation, Legal and Regulaation Highlights
Reviewed hundreds of legislative proposals in the three states we represent to ascertain their relevancy to the auto care industry and members of CAWA.
In coalition with national and state automotive aftermarket associations and companies, developed and implemented a plan for pursuing a vehicle safety inspection program in California.
CAWA was represented on the Bureau of Automotive Repair Advisory Group.
Educated legislators on the value and importance of aftermarket replacement parts.
Provided members with information regarding new laws affecting their businesses.
Joined coalitions with chambers of commerce and other business groups to speak out against unnecessary regulations and legislation that impedes the growth of business.
Partnered with state administrative agencies to inform and educate consumers on their warranty rights, i.e., that parts and service outside their dealership would not void their warranty.
Commissioned its attorneys in all three states to provide free legal consultation to members for a variety of legal issues.
Provided daily vigilance on behalf of the industry in the state capitols---Sacramento, Carson City, Phoenix and our nation’s capitol Washington D.C., in partnership with...