We don’t see SB232 as a way to increase the regulation of our industry as much as we see it as a way to protect legitimate businesses.
Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) May 14, 2014
Andy Fiffick, the President of Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center, spent a day in Columbus recently, testifying before the Ohio Senate discussing the benefits to SB232. Senate Bill 232 would require automotive repair shops to become licensed in the state of Ohio, a process that Fiffick and many other car repair shop owners believe is vital to protecting their industry and the clients that they serve.
“SB232 is really a consumer protection measure,” said Fiffick, President of Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Centers. “A couple of decades ago, cars required a lot more maintenance, which meant plenty of work in the industry. New technology has changed that. Because cars last longer and don’t require the work they once did, there are new unscrupulous repair shops that are trying to carve out a niche in the industry. Unfortunately, the client is the one that suffers.” Fiffick and other supporters of this measure want to see every car repair completed in the state of Ohio covered by proper warranties and proper hazardous material disposal.
“While it might be tempting to open a car repair shop in your backyard, there are many aspects of the business that need to be taken into consideration,” said Fiffick. “At Rad Air, we work to make sure that our team is compensated properly, that hazardous materials are disposed of according to EPA standards, and that we have the correct insurance in place. Senate Bill 232 makes sure that each and every car repair shop takes the same steps, which ultimately protects clients when they bring their car in for a repair.”
Senate Bill 232 would require that all Ohio-based auto repair shops would have to be licensed by the state, but Fiffick believes this is a necessary step. He said, “We don’t see SB232 as a way to increase the regulation of our industry as much as we see it as a way to protect legitimate businesses and our clients. At the end of the day, we want every Rad Air customer to have their repair done correctly at a fair price and we want them to be satisfied with their service. SB232 will further that goal.”
For more information on the launch of the new downtown location of Rad Air or the services provided by Cleveland Hybrid or to schedule an interview with President Andy Fiffick, call 877.723.2471 or email contact(at)radair(dot)com.