- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 45. Trade and Commerce
- Chapter 45. Trade Practices
- Section 170. Authorization to Proceed With Repairs.
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AS 45.45.170. Authorization to Proceed With Repairs.
- (a) If the shop has given the customer an estimate and the price for the authorized repairs will exceed the estimate, the
shop shall call the customer before continuing with the repairs and shall provide the customer with a new, good faith
estimate of the repair price. The shop may not then continue with the repairs until it receives the customer's written
or oral authorization to do so.
- (b) Before undertaking repairs other than those previously authorized by the customer, the shop shall call the customer
and provide the customer with a description of the proposed additional repairs, together with a good faith estimate of
the price for the repairs. The shop may not then undertake the additional repairs until it receives the customer's
written or oral authorization to do so.
- (c) If the shop does not receive the customer's authorization to proceed with the repairs under (a) or (b) of this
section, the shop shall either agree to perform the repairs at the original estimated price or provide for the customer
to retake possession of the vehicle in at least as good condition as it was delivered to the shop and notify the
- (d) A written authorization under (a) or (b) of this section shall be made on the repair order or on the invoice when a
repair order is not requested and shall specify newly authorized repairs, as well as the newly authorized repair price
estimate. If authorization under (a) or (b) of this section is received orally, the shop shall specify on the repair
order or invoice newly authorized repairs, as well as the newly authorized repair price estimate. It shall also
specify the date and time of authorization, and the person and telephone number called.
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