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Why This Massachusetts Law Will Have Huge Implications for Manufacturers Nationwide

What seems like a small change approved by Massachusetts voters to expand access to motor vehicle data could have massive implications…

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House Of Representatives Passes National Apprenticeship Act

The U.S. House of Representatives voted, prior to leaving Washington for the Thanksgiving Break, to pass H.R. 8294,…

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Auto Care Responds To Lawsuit In Massachusetts

After a lengthy campaign supported by the automotive aftermarket and the “Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.” campaign,…

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AIA Of Canada Supports Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada recently announced its support for the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.…

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Right to Repair: A Clear Signal From the Americans

In the U.S. presidential election on November 3, nearly 75% of Massachusetts voters voted in favour of their…

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Asleep at the Wheel: Why Didn’t Carmakers Prepare for Massachusetts’ Right to Repair Law?

The people of Massachusetts demanded their right to repair this month, passing a ballot initiative to allow independent…

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Right to Repair ‘yes’ vote celebrated at AAPEX Government Advocacy Town Hall

The AAPEX Government Advocacy Town Hall on Nov. 4 celebrated the overwhelming “yes” vote on Massachusetts Right to…

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AASA & Auto Care Announce Data Access Federal Legislation

On the heels of this week’s Right to Repair ballot victory in Massachusetts, aftermarket association leaders Paul McCarthy,…

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Massachusetts Residents Vote “Yes” on Access to Vehicle Data

Election Day in the United States proved to be a moment of victory for the auto care industry. Yesterday, Massachusetts…

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Massachusetts passes ‘right to repair’ law to open up car data

Massachusetts voters approved a measure requiring car manufacturers to let people access vehicle data for repairs. Question 1 amends a…

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Consumers to Automakers: We Want the Right to Repair Our Vehicles

Election Day in the United States proved to be a moment of victory for the auto care industry. Today, Massachusetts…

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Right to Repair Endorsed By Massachusetts News Publications

Massachusetts voters are deciding in this year’s election on whether they — and not the vehicle manufacturers —…

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How Right to Repair Effects You

While the 2020 election will focus on President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden battling it…

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Here’s Why You Should Care About ‘Right To Repair’

You’ve probably heard the term “right to repair.” It’s a catchall for legislation allowing consumers to repair and…

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Video: Understanding the Driver Bill of Rights

How important are your rights as an American? The Driver Bill of Rights Spells it out clearly. Drivers…

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Mission Massachusetts

Right to Repair is a battle the automotive aftermarket has been fighting for nearly two decades. Despite years…

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Aftermarket Suppliers Shift To The Long Game

With a significant portion of business today being conducted virtually as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the…

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“I Need Your Help, the Government is Trying to Shut Down My Auto Repair Shop”

Media personality Scotty Kilmer explains the Right to Repair and how it will affect consumers and independent repair…

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Video: Your Car Is Spying On You

These days, many people consider their cars to be their safe havens-their sanctuary. Did you know that your…

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Massachusetts Right to Repair Law: Vehicle Data Access

Do you know that a car collects data as you drive? By 2022, 87% of new vehicles will…

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Letter: Scare tactics have nothing to do with car repair

To the editor: Halloween came early to the Bay State this year. For the past two months, the…

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Letter: Scare tactics have nothing to do with car repair

To the Boston Herald editor: Halloween came early to the Bay State this year. For the past two…

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Mass. Ballot Question 1: The ‘Yes’ Argument

Sue O’Oonnell sat down with Tommy Hickey, director of the Right to Repair Coalition, who is hoping to…

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European Efforts to Adopt Secure Vehicle Interface as Solution to Vehicle Data Access Advanced by New Demo

The Auto Care Association, along with Michelin and Enterprise Holdings, produced a demonstration on Sept. 8 for the…

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Sorting fact from fiction on Massachusetts Question 1: Right to Repair

Pumped up by tens of millions of dollars raised, both sides in the ballot question called Right to…

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The ‘Right to Repair’ is common sense for the consumer

“I’ve been in the business of fixing cars for more than 40 years.  Same city, same street, and…

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‘Right to Repair’ Battle Heats Up in Massachusetts

A long, drawn-out battle over “right to repair” from nearly a decade ago is heating up in Massachusetts…

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Auto Industry Scare Campaign Is Trying to Trick Voters Into Killing a Landmark Right to Repair Law

The increasing complexity of tech-heavy automobiles has given rise to a war over consumers’ right to repair their…

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Automaker-Funded Groups Are Using Fear Mongering To Take Away Your Right To Repair Your Car

If you don’t live in Massachusetts, which most of us don’t—a good thing because it’s not exactly a…

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Auto Industry TV Ads Claim Right to Repair Benefits ‘Sexual Predators’

A camera slowly stalks a woman walking to her SUV in a desolate, empty parking garage. “If question…

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Automakers Hype Hacking Threat To Sink Pro-Repair Measure

It’s twilight. A man in a dark coat walks silently up the driveway of a suburban home as…

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Car Companies Fail in Attempt to Kill Massachusetts Referendum Regarding Car Owner Control of Repair Data

On Wednesday, July 8, the vehicle manufacturers under the guise of the Coalition for Safe and Secure Data,…

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Advocacy Kept Us Essential

In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to form relationships with our elected officials. Thanks…

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Texas Educates Consumers About Their Federal Rights Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, you usually do not have to use a dealership for regular maintenance or a…

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‘Why I Signed the Your Car Your Data Petition, and Why You Should Too’

My relationship with cars may run deeper than the average person’s. From my first car at 16, to…

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Right to Repair Secures Spot on November Ballot in Massachusetts

The coalition behind a ballot initiative that some independent car mechanics say is critical to protecting their ability…

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US Senators Call Out NHTSA On Risks of Internet Connected Cars

A group called Consumer Watchdog has reported this week that Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal…

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Auto Care Association to Host Webinar on How to Effectively Engage Your Elected Officials

Want to make your voice heard on the policies impacting your business? No problem – Tod Moore, Manager,…

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Massachusetts Right To Repair Asks for Signatures

Unless current law is updated, Massachusetts residents will increasingly lose the ability to take their cars to independent…

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New report finds driver confusion about vehicle data

Nearly three-quarters of Canadian consumers believe they should own the data their vehicles produce, according to a survey…

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Opinion: The fight for the OBDII port

If you have been talking to other technicians or following some of the online forums, you have probably…

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Right to repair ruling is a ‘big win’ for South Africa consumers

The Competition Commission has stated that vehicles may be serviced at independent dealers in South Africa without voiding…

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More than 175 STEM professors call on manufacturers to embrace repair for future of technology

More than 175 STEM professors representing top universities across the country and the world have signed a letter…

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Vehicle-generated data should belong to car owner

A recent article reprinted from The Washington Post, “What does your car know about you? We hacked a…

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Massachusetts Committee hears testimony for House Bill 4122

On January 13, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure heard House Bill 4122, an…

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Why your smart car may know too much about you

Around 2010, a 32-inch LCD TV cost more than Rs 30,000 ($420 USD). Today, you can buy a…

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‘Fear Campaign’ alleged In Massachusetts right to repair battle

Opponents of a proposed ballot question that would require vehicle manufacturers to allow repair shops to access digital…

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Here’s one reason the U.S. Military can’t fix its own equipment

“A few years ago, I was standing in a South Korean field, knee deep in mud, incredulously asking…

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Idaho senator sponsors right to repair bill

A bill aimed at allowing farmers and ranchers to save money on repairs for their high-tech equipment was…

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Why 2020 is the perfect time to host a facility tour

It’s an election year! There are 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 seats in the…

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Right to repair wins the day in Massachusetts legislature, clears committee

Acting shortly before a committee deadline that could have killed the bill, the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure…

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Hawaii committee votes unanimously to advance right to repair

With Thursday’s unanimous vote, members of the Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee affirmed the right of Hawaii residents…

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Editorial: New Yorkers need right to repair

Replacing the battery in your car used to be a simple thing. You loosened the bolts with a…

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Auto Value Certified Service Center hosts Mich. Rep. Haley Stevens

An Auto Value Certified Service Center took the lead in advocacy efforts this week, hosting an elected official…

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Auto Care Association files amicus brief in software copyright case

The Auto Care Association, along with Static Control, filed an amicus brief on Jan. 13 regarding a case…

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New Jersey law requires carmakers to notify customers of warranty rights

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Senate Bill 1712, which will require vehicle manufacturers to send…

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Massachusetts data access hearing draws strong support

On Jan. 13, the Massachusetts Legislature held the first hearing on legislation that would ensure consumers would have…

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Beware: Your car’s technology is watching you

In recent years, automobiles, SUVs and pickup trucks have transformed from private transportation to private detectives. While you…

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Warning light: A long, and likely expensive, ballot fight over the information spit out by your car is beginning

Eight years after it was last in front of voters, the state’s so-called right to repair law appears…

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Farmers are buying 40-year-old tractors because they’re actually repairable

Tractors built in 1980 or earlier are causing bidding wars at auctions. Why are old tractors suddenly a…

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Choice is the heart of the telematics matter

Do you remember signing away your privacy rights when you bought or leased your latest vehicle? No, you…

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Take the wheel: How to support ‘Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.’

Without control of and access to the diagnostic and repair information wirelessly transmitted from vehicles, consumers could face…

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What does your car know about you? Washington Post hacked a Chevy to find out.

The Washington Post’s privacy experiment found that automakers collect data through hundreds of sensors and an always-on Internet…

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Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition gathers necessary signatures for 2020 ballot initiative

The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition announced it has turned in 102,000 signatures to ensure that an initiative…

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Bill Hanvey and Paul McCarthy AAPEX 2019

Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association and Paul McCarthy, president, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) both…

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Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act: Taking the worry out of warranties

For many of our customers, warranty is a driving factor in their purchasing decisions, and it can have…

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What we learned at the Auto Care Association’s Legislative Summit

As the automotive aftermarket faces mounting challenges globally, the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. is taking tangible steps…

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Washington, D.C. named the 2nd best city in the world to visit in 2020

Washington, D.C. — destination of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.’s 2021 Alliance Takes the Hill Convention —…

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Alliance Takes the Hill at Auto Care Association’s Legislative Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. continued to lead the industry in advocating on behalf…

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Car data factsheet

You probably know your phone, computer and other devices are constantly collecting your data. Did you know your…

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Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance to head to Washington, D.C. for Alliance Takes the Hill 2021 Convention

As the automotive aftermarket faces mounting challenges, the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. is taking tangible steps to…

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Years after success, Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition re-forms to close loophole

The Right to Repair Coalition, a group of auto repair firms that successfully pushed through a ballot measure…

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Your car knows when you gain weight

Cars produced today are essentially smartphones with wheels. They not only know how much we weigh but also…

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