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Why right-to-repair legislation is important.

Earlier this month, AutoNiche was featured in a CBC article about the right-to-repair legislation for the aftermarket automotive industry.

While the concept of the right-to-repair isn’t new, the increase in technology in our vehicles has made it all the more important. It is important that independent shops, like AutoNiche, have proper access to the information needed to solve any issues that your car may be experiencing. AutoNiche strives to be a one-stop-shop for all of your automotive needs, and that’s nearly impossible if we can’t access information about the technology in your vehicle.

The Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard (CASIS) is an outdated agreement. It never fulfilled its purpose, primarily because it was voluntary and there is no accountability for manufacturers to share information. Those who advocate for it are not actively working in auto repair and technology has shifted drastically since CASIS’ inception.

In order to provide the best possible service, regulations are required and independent automotive shops will need access to vehicle information. Independent repair shops need the same information that dealerships have, including diagnostic codes, repair procedures and any necessary information about your vehicle that is stored elsewhere. To find out more about right-to-repair rules, read the full article here.

To find out more about right-to-repair rules, read the full article here.

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