Chicago—The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has announced the addition of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Illinois (AASPI) as the first association to join SCRS in 2020 as an affiliate association.
“Over the past year we have actually used SCRS’ news service a lot for reference and postings on our OEM resource section,” said AASPI Executive Director Brian Wojcicki. “We built the member resource in 2019 and intend to continue to rely on information from SCRS and the other affiliates as we keep it updated.”
SCRS has long recognized that if a vehicle manufacturer documents a repair procedure as required, recommended or otherwise necessary as a result of damage or repair, that those published procedures would be the standard of repair. The association has routinely positioned itself in supporting the notion that disregarding a documented procedure that is made available to the industry creates undue and avoidable exposure to the consumer’s safety and liability to the repair facility performing the repair.
AASPI was originally formed in the early 1960s as a Chicago-area repair association for both mechanical and collision. While the structure of the organization has taken different forms over the decades the association has maintained its independent status as the AASPI in since 1997. Today, AASPI continues to represent both mechanical and collision shops throughout Illinois, and with the recent start to the state legislative session, the association will be renewing its efforts to provide statutory codification of best practices regarding original equipment manufacturer (OEM) procedures.