Blog Tag: “Right to Repair”

  • The Right to Repair Movement Gains Global Momentum

    AAPEX Live 2022 Coverage

    Right to Repair is a universal issue across multiple industries and is gaining global momentum. The success of the ballot initiative in Massachusetts is only the first step in the battle to ensure repair shops have access to diagnostic and repair data while consumers… READ MORE  

  • OK … But Why AAPEX?

    By now, you’ve likely seen at least one AAPEX mention in an email, blog, social media post, or digital ad while working, browsing the internet, or reading the news. You may have attended AAPEX in the past, may have attended SEMA, may have only heard from friends who have been to the show, or maybe you just aren’t sure how AAPEX impacts the aftermarket, your life, or your business. . . yet.  READ MORE  
  • In a Technology Tsunami, the Time Is Now to Step Up and Protect the Aftermarket’s Future

    The auto care industry is in the midst of a technology tsunami. Current vehicles on the road today are software-driven computers on wheels, with nearly every aspect of the vehicle controlled by software. READ MORE  
  • What Does AAPEX Have to Do with Right to Repair?

    By Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association

    As I receive the notification in my inbox for a THIRD delay in a decision regarding the Right to Repair court case the automakers filed against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, it highlights how important it is for me to share with you what our industry is up against, and what to truly expect in the battle for maintenance and repair data.

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  • Turning 2020’s ‘We Missed AAPEX’ Into 2021’s ‘Can’t Miss AAPEX’

    By Vic Tarasik, managing partner, Shop Owner Coach

    Although we might look back on 2020 as the year to forget about many things, we can always find positives if we look closely enough.

    And AAPEX is one of those things to take a look at.

    The year 2020 was to… READ MORE  

  • Safe, Secure, Standardized and Direct Access to Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Data on Display at AAPEX 2021

    By Joe Register, vice president, Emerging Technologies, Auto Care Association

    Our entire industry triumphed when we secured the Right to Repair vehicles in 2014. In 2020, the battle continued as the days of open access to the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port dwindled. Today, repair and diagnostic data is being transmitted… READ MORE  

  • The Aftermarket Can Take Advantage of Vehicle Data

    By Chris Gardner, senior vice president, AASA

    We sure have heard a lot about telematics and connected vehicles over the past few years – and for good reason. The penetration, spread and utilization of these technologies is headed our way quickly, so it only makes sense to prepare for… READ MORE  

  • A Year of Challenge and Change Puts Us in Pole Position for 2021

    By Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association

    After over a year of not being able to be together, there really are no words to express how I feel about the prospect of AAPEX finally being our homecoming this November. 

    This is the year that challenged us. This is… READ MORE