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Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 3, ARTICLE 12-A
§ 398-b. Definitions. 1. For the purposes of this article, the term
"motor vehicle" shall mean motor vehicles as defined by section one
hundred twenty-five and trailers as defined by section one hundred
fifty-six of this chapter.

2. As used in this article the term "motor vehicle repair shop" means
any person who, for compensation, is wholly or partially engaged in the
business of repairing or diagnosing motor vehicle malfunctions or
repairing motor vehicle bodies, fenders or other components damaged by
accident or otherwise, except that such term does not include:

(a) an employee of a motor vehicle repair shop who engages in the
business of repairing motor vehicles solely by reason of his employment;

(b) any person who is solely engaged in the business of repairing the
motor vehicles of a single commercial or industrial establishment, or of
the federal, state or a local government or any agency thereof; or

(c) any person whose activities consist solely of fueling, changing
oil, water, batteries or tires, replacing fan belts, air filters or oil
filters, installing windshield wiper blades or light bulbs, or such
other minor repair and servicing functions as the commissioner shall by
rule prescribe; or

(d) any person solely engaged in the business of repairing farm or
road building machines, or such other utility vehicles as the
commissioner may by regulation designate.

The term "motor vehicle repair shop" shall also include any shop,
drive-in station, or garage operated by any person, firm, corporation or
association at which motor vehicles are inspected for the purposes of
appraising, evaluating or estimating the extent or value of motor
vehicle damage or the necessity or cost of motor vehicle repairs.