Workshop operators are now required to display a list containing the names of mechanics and their qualifications for consumers to access.
According to Bernama, this regulation, part of the Consumer Protection (Workshops Information Disclosure) (Amendment) Regulations 2022, came into effect nationwide on July 1, according to Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub.
The objective of this requirement is to provide consumers with the necessary information to make informed decisions when selecting workshops with qualified mechanics. Workshop owners are encouraged to either hire mechanics with proper qualifications or support their existing mechanics in obtaining the required certifications.
Additionally, operators must clearly indicate the category of spare parts used, whether they are new, used, or reconditioned. This transparency ensures that consumers are aware of the type of parts being used for repairs or modifications to their vehicles.
The amendment, gazetted on June 22, 2022, was initially set to be enforced on July 1, 2022. However, it was postponed for a year until July 1, 2023, allowing affected parties to prepare for the changes.
The enforcement of the Consumer Protection (Workshops Information Disclosure) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 is now in full effect nationwide as of July 1, 2023. Any violations of the regulations may be subject to action under the Consumer Protection Act 1999 (Act 599).