February 07, 2014

Automakers Agree to "Right to Repair" Deal

Automakers have agreed to adopt a new "Right to Repair" law (based on the law in Massachusetts) as a national standard.

This law will:

These new rules suggest that, by 2018, independent shops will have access to OE data without having to pay each auto manufacturer for a proprietary interface. Anyone with a standard internet connection can have access to the same data as a dealer for the same price as a dealer. The auto manufacturers agreed to this system rather than face a patchwork of up to 50 state-mandated solutions. This certainly appears to be good news for the independent aftermarket!

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