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Motor Vehicle Repair
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) regulates unfair and deceptive business practices. DATCP has adopted a rule to protect consumers in motor vehicle repair transactions. Violators may be prosecuted, and there is a private remedy for consumers. Among other things, the rule:
- Requires shops to offer repair estimates and document repair transactions.
- Prohibits unfair repair practices, including unauthorized repairs and repair charges that exceed the shop’s estimate.
- Requires shops to get customer authorization for additional repairs.
- Prohibits shops from misrepresenting that repairs are necessary.
For more information, see Motor Vehicle Repair details.