A regulation proposal from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government was well received by at least one company, Bosch, which voiced its approval on Monday.
This proposal would involve garages disclosing the parts and tools that they use, and other matters relating to the operation of their respective facilities, to ensure fair services to the country's motorists.
"It will be well received by car owners who want safety for their families and themselves as well as quality and honesty when they take their vehicle for a service," Vice President of Bosch Automotive Aftermarket for the Middle East and Africa Andreas Bodemer said. “It’s well known that some garages partly use counterfeit spare parts to improve their profitability at the expense of the car owner. The government move to drive standards up at car workshops is a very positive step in the fight against counterfeit spare parts and overall efforts to improve vehicle, road safety and to protect the car owner.”
Bosch is a world-leading company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. They specialize in the engineering and development of automotive parts and tools, among other things.
The proposed rules would give official ratings to garages in the country based on their quality and work, tools and parts.