Benavidez touts ASA’s right-to-repair agreement with automakers and expresses concern with lack of quality standard provisions in SMART Act.
The association believes the agreements in place now fall short of protecting the future of repair access.
The CAR Coalition has questioned the impetus behind a new Right-to-Repair Pact between organizations affiliated with the auto manufacturers.
The Auto Care Association states that the agreement between the Alliance, ASA and SCRS is a thinly veiled response by the automotive OEMs to HR 906: The REPAIR Act.
The CAR Coalition, MEMA Aftermarket, Auto Care Association and SEMA are applauding a new group of bipartisan cosponsors of the REPAIR Act (H.R. 906).
As President Biden prepared for the State of the Union address, the White House reaffirmed the president’s support for consumers’ right to repair their products however and wherever they choose.
Congress sets hearing on Right to Repair.
On Dec. 17, the AASP/NJ welcomed industry representatives from Massachusetts via a virtual meeting to inform its membership of the efforts behind the recently passed Massachusetts Right to Repair Law ballot measure.
The measure will improve the independent automotive repair and service industry’s access to OEM repair information.
Supporters say it would “update” a state law that requires car manufacturers to share diagnostic and repair information with vehicle owners and independent repair shops.
The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition has introduced legislation in the commonwealth protecting consumers’ right to own and control the data generated by their vehicle.
Auto Care Association Concerned that Not All Automakers Will Comply with Massachusetts Right-to-Repair Requirements
The Massachusetts law requires vehicle manufacturers to share – at a fair and reasonable price – the same service information, tools and software that they provide their franchised dealers.