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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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