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TIA Urges Congressional Support with Right to Repair

This year, Tire Industry Association has supported the introduction of H.R. 6570, the Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair Act, or the REPAIR Act, in the 117th Congress introduced in the House by Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL). This is the latest chapter in the Right to Repair fight with the vehicle manufacturers, to

USTR Announces Four-Year Review Process of China 301 Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice on May 3 commencing the statutory process required leading up to the four-year anniversaries of the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China, which may also result in the possible termination of the tariff actions. The first step in the four-year review process is

What Does AAPEX Have to Do With Right to Repair?

Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey explains what the tire industry is up against, and what to truly expect in the battle for maintenance and repair data.

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Massachusetts Right to Repair Court Decision Delayed Again

United States District Judge Douglas Woodlock issued a notice on Friday, April 15, 2022, informing of another delay to provide a decision on the Right to Repair court case in Massachusetts. Citing “the resurgence of a demanding criminal trial schedule, resumption of long-delayed in-court non-trial proceedings coupled with insistent writing responsibilities in other matters,” Judge

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Joins Auto Care Association Discussion

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined Texas-based auto care industry CEOs for a meeting to discuss the critical issues facing the auto care industry and to share what Congress is doing to address them. Senator Cruz is a senior member of the Senate Commerce Committee, which controls the fate of Right to Repair legislation in the

Massachusetts Right to Repair Court Case Decision Delayed

According to the Auto Care Association, the United States District Judge Douglas Woodlock issued a notice informing of a delay to provide a decision on a ‘Right to Repair’ court case due to “unforeseen and unforeseeable circumstances, principally involving supervening but insistent writing responsibilities in other matters.” While the decision was scheduled for March 7,

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush Introduces Repair Act

United States Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) introduced the “Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (Repair) Act.” Rush says the legislation will ensure the preservation of consumer choice, a fair marketplace and the continued safe operation of the nation’s 288 million registered passenger and commercial motor vehicles, 70% of which are maintained by independent

Massachusetts Right To Repair Case Nears Decision

The lawsuit filed by The Alliance for Automotive Innovation seeks an injunction barring enforcement of the Data Law and its requirement that, Model Year 2022 vehicles sold in Massachusetts using telematics systems be equipped with an open- access platform” that will enable customers and independent repair shops to access mechanical data from those systems.

Auto Care CEO Breaks Down Right to Repair Issue

Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, explains where the right to repair issue stands for independent repair shops in this episode of What’s Treading with Tire Review, presented by AAPEX.

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Auto Care CEO Breaks Down Right to Repair Issue [Audio]

Right to Repair is an ongoing issue in the automotive aftermarket. Put simply, it allows drivers to have access to their vehicle’s data so they can grant you, the independent tire dealer, permission to access it and repair their vehicle. However, with OEMs wanting to maintain control over that data, the automotive aftermarket faces an

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OSHA Details Vaccination Requirements for Certain Employers

OSHA’s Vaccination and Testing Emergency Standard will require employers with 100 or more workers to ensure staff is fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022 or tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis.

AAPEX: Auto Assoc. Presidents Talk EV, E-Commerce & More

Consumers are purchasing more aftermarket goods online, and more EVs are on the road now than ever before.