MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE AND REPAIR ACT

Act 300 of 1974
AN ACT to regulate the practice of servicing and repairing motor vehicles; to proscribe unfair and deceptive practices; to provide for training and certification of mechanics; to provide for the registration of motor vehicle repair facilities; to provide for enforcement; and to prescribe penalties.


History: 1974, Act 300, Eff. Apr. 1, 1975

2007 Legislative Council, State of Michigan


The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Document---------Type--------Description

Section 257.1301.....Section.....Short title.

Section 257.1302.....Section.....Definitions.

Section 257.1302a....Section.....Additional definitions.

Section 257.1303.....Section.....Act inapplicable to gasoline service stations exclusively engaged in selling motor fuel and lubricants; minor services subject to act; exception.

Section 257.1304.....Section.....Act inapplicable to certain persons.

Section 257.1305.....Section.....Motor vehicle repair facility; certified specialty or master mechanic required; inspection and approval of work performed by noncertified mechanic; waiver.

Section 257.1306.....Section.....Motor vehicle repair facility; registration required.

Section 257.1307.....Section.....Unfair or deceptive practices prohibited.

Section 257.1308.....Section.....Administration of act; nonaffiliation with facility.

Section 257.1309.....Section.....Powers and duties of administrator; rules.

Section 257.1310.....Section.....Certification as specialty mechanic; repair categories for which certification required; certification fee; examination; qualification for master mechanic's certificate.

Section 257.1311.....Section.....Application for specialty or master mechanic's certificate; form; contents.

Section 257.1312......Section.....Examination.

Section 257.1313......Section.....Mechanic trainee permit; supervision of mechanic trainee; mechanic trainee training.

Section 257.1314......Section.....Registration form; contents.

Section 257.1315......Section.....Single registration form for more than 1 facility; contents; fees.

Section 257.1316......Section....Change in name or address of facility; notice; making change in renewal registration.

Section 257.1317......Section....Inspections; time; announced and unannounced; violations.

Section 257.1318......Section....Records; contents; police book; dealer's license required.

Section 257.1318a....Section....Records of air bag sales, purchases, or acquisitions; period of time records required to be maintained.

Section 257.1319.....Section....Obtaining duplicate copy of registration, certificate, or permit.

Section 257.1320.....Section.....Renewal of registrations, certificates, and permits.

Section 257.1321.....Section.....Cease and desist order.

Section 257.1321a....Section....Summary suspension of registration, certificate, or mechanic trainee permit; affidavit; hearing; setting aside, continuing, or modifying order of summary suspension.

Section 257.1322.....Section.....Denial, suspension, or revocation of registration, certificate, or mechanic trainee permit; grounds; notice and hearing.

Section 257.1323.....Section.....Action by attorney general or county prosecutor.

Section 257.1324.....Section.....Notice of alleged violation.

Section 257.1325.....Section.....Action by administrator not restricted by expiration or absence of registration, certificate, or permit.

Section 257.1326.....Section.....Public or private investigation by administrator; additional powers of administrator.

Section 257.1327.....Section.....Voluntary assurance of discontinuance of alleged violation.

Section 257.1328.....Section.....Oaths or affirmations; subpoena; order compelling compliance; contempt.

Section 257.1329.....Section.....Service of process.

Section 257.1330.....Section.....Fees; duration of original and renewal registrations, certificates, and permits.

Section 257.1331.....Section.....Acts or practices barring action on contract, action for collection of compensation, or assertion of lien; recovery of amount paid unregistered facility.

Section 257.1332.....Section.....Written estimate required; consent to excess charge; payment of actual cost if cost less than estimate; cost of returning vehicle to original condition; cost of diagnosis; waiver of rights.

Section 257.1333.....Section.....Right to receive or see replaced parts; notice; sign at entrance of facility.

Section 257.1334.....Section.....Written statement required upon return of repaired vehicle.

Section 257.1334a....Section....Written estimate not required if total cost less than $20.00; final invoice required.

Section 257.1335.....Section.....False statement, misrepresentation, or failure to comply with cease and desist order.

Section 257.1336.....Section.....Liability for damage or injury.

Section 257.1337.....Section.....Mechanic or mechanic trainee as agent; joint and several liability; right to contribution.

Section 257.1338.....Section.....Violation; penalty.

Section 257.1339.....Section.....Rules; effective date.

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