Franchise laws help keep customers costs down by providing competition between and among locally owned auto dealerships. This year, we are hopeful that the legislature will adopt a bill to allow dealers to economically upgrade dealerships to OEM corporate standards while allowing for locally sourced materials and labor, and ensuring that such projects “pencil out” economically, allowing dealers to recover costs associated with the upgrades over a commercially reasonable time period. This bill will help local auto dealers continue to deliver a competitive priced product.

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