Bill Hanvey, President and CEO of the Auto Care Association. Bill is engaging the automotive aftermarket to get involved in letting your legislators know the issue about data. Your help is needed to help in amending the right to repair legislation. Learn everything you can about this fight to amend the right to repair legislation. Ownership of Vehicle Telematic Data Must Flow to the Vehicle Owner.
Bill leads the strategic direction of The Auto Care Association’s 3,000 members and 150,000 companies representing automotive manufacturers, distributors, and service providers. Find Bill’s other episodes HERE.
Aaron Lowe, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs. Find Aaron’s other episodes HERE.
Key Talking Points
- Right to Repair – Consumers Rights – Getting huge attention from Federal Government
- An important message to the industry
- The entire industry must be engaged in this opportunity and message as it relates to the Right to Repair
- Looking for Federal Legislation same as Massachusetts Access to Data
- Massesusets victory passed 75%-25%
- OE’s spent $25M to fight the vote and they filed a legal action in Federal Court
- A conclusion may be coming in the next few weeks
- Aaron testified on our behalf
- Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple had a positive comment on the Right to Repair Executive Order
- Farmers have the same issue because John Deere is the only one who can fix their tractors
- 70% of the repairs of out of warranty vehicles are serviced by the auto care industry
- Industry call to action:
- Get your federal legislators to visit your business
- Ask Aaron Lowe to support this effort for a local visit. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
- We need to develop relationships with our legislators
- Invite them, via the connection to Aaron Lowe above, to your facility. Aaron’s team will help you get in touch with their representatives
- Show off your shop and explain why the right to repair is critically important to sustain our $400B industry.
- Introduce your legislator to your people show off your business
- Sign the petition at RepairAct.com HERE
- Link mentioned for AAPEX Award Nominations HERE.
- Thanks to Bill Hanvey and Aaron Lowe for their contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
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