(1) Any automotive repair facility may procure a transporter's license in accordance with this chapter for the purpose of evaluating vehicles in need of repair, or that have been repaired, on the public roads of this state.
(2) This section may not be construed as requiring an automotive repair facility to obtain a transporter's license.
(3) For the purposes of this section, "automotive repair facility" or "repair facility" has the same meaning as defined in RCW 46.71.011
. "Automotive repair facility" or "repair facility" includes entities that perform commercial fleet repair or maintenance transactions involving two or more vehicles, or that perform ongoing service or maintenance contracts involving vehicles used primarily for business purposes.