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VIPAR Heavy Duty Supplier Advisory Council Reviews Performance, Strategy

At its semi-annual meeting, the council discussed current and expected market conditions and opportunities.

VIPAR Heavy Duty
MANN+HUMMEL’s NA Aftermarket Brands Support Right to Repair

The Right-to-Repair movement has gained momentum in recent years.

MANN+HUMMEL Right to Repair
Auto Care Testifies Against Idaho Bill Targeting Non-OEM Parts

The bill would add language to an existing law that requires insurers to notify consumers in writing if they specify aftermarket parts for a collision repair.

Idaho SB 1233
Trade Associations Urge Congress to Restore R&D Tax Deduction

A change to the U.S. tax code has been “particularly burdensome for the auto industry, threatening thousands of jobs.”

Restore R&D Credit
Legislators Challenge Vehicle Data-Access ‘Double Standard’

Several Democrats penned a letter to NHTSA outlining concerns that NHTSA’s latest guidance may unfairly harm independent repairers.

Counterman on Holiday

Counterman will send its regularly scheduled Thursday e-newsletter on Friday, Nov. 24.

Right to Repair Triumphs in Maine Referendum

At press time, more than 80% of Maine voters had answered “yes” to Ballot Question 4.

CRP Marks 40 Years of Pentosin Fluids in North America

CRP Automotive will mark the anniversary with specialty signage and featured products at AAPEX in Las Vegas, slated for Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

House Subcommittee Examines Potential Impact of REPAIR Act

Subcommittee members and others expressed enthusiastic support for the legislation.

Right to Repair: NHTSA Open to Short-Range Wireless Protocol

If the proposal sees the light of day, it would limit the scope of the Massachusetts data-access law.

Lincoln Highway Leads to Vegas in ‘Road to AAPEX’ Season 2

This year, the spotlight shines on an ultra-rare 2002 Lincoln Blackwood as it embarks on a historic journey.

Trade Groups, OEMs Agree on Data Access for IRFs

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers called the agreement “a step in the right direction” but asserted that the pact “falls short of all the protections necessary to ensure consumer choice now and into the future for all parties.”