Right To Repair Archives - Counterman Magazine
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.

Right to Repair Triumphs in Maine Referendum

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

AAPEX Keynote: Right to Repair Takes Center Stage

Bill Hanvey and Paul McCarthy urged attendees to take action by visiting repairact.com.

House Subcommittee Examines Potential Impact of REPAIR Act

Subcommittee members and others expressed enthusiastic support for the legislation.

Paul McCarthy: This Is a Historic Moment for Consumer Choice

McCarthy calls the REPAIR Act the most important federal legislation for the aftermarket since Magnuson-Moss.

Bill Hanvey: Now’s the Time to Support Right to Repair

Hanvey details how “you and your company can take part in the most important battle our industry has ever faced.”

Robert Roos: Aftermarket Adapting to Unprecedented Change

“We are prepared to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow head-on and with a passion unlike any other.”

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.

Trade Associations Not Swayed by Data-Access Agreement

Auto Care CEO Bill Hanvey called the pact “a thinly veiled response by the automotive OEMs to HR 906: The REPAIR Act.”

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.”

July Is Right to Repair Awareness Month

The Auto Care association is sharing six ways that aftermarket professionals can take action.

NHTSA Better Have ‘Good Answers’ for RTR Rebuff

The Berkshire Eagle, which endorsed the data-access measure in 2020, is skeptical of NHTSA’s cybersecurity concerns.