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The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association’s (AAAA) director of government relations and advocacy, Lesley Yates, will deliver a well-timed seminar at Wire & Gas 2022 about the mandatory repair information sharing law that will come into effect on July 1 next year – shortly before VASA’s flagship conference takes place. Lesley will talk about the unique Continue reading Repair info sharing law seminar confirmed for W&G as AASRA holds inaugural board meeting

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association has released information about the 225 square-metre Workshop of the Future Pavilion that is sure to be a highlight of the 2022 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo for visiting VASA members. Fully enclosed with a layout replicating a futuristic workshop, the pavilion will bring together state-of-the-art equipment and technology with regular Continue reading Workshop of the Future Pavilion at Aftermarket Expo shaping up as a must-see attraction

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has opened a new Auto Innovation Centre in Adelaide. Its new technical facility offers a wide array of engineering services and testing technologies to the automotive aftermarket, which will help companies accelerate the development of new products and bolster the industry. “This facility, in addition to the Melbourne AIC Continue reading Adelaide gets new Auto Innovation Centre

Repair info sharing is law

The Australian Senate has passed the Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Information Sharing Scheme Bill, which will, from July 1 next year, make it illegal for manufacturers to withhold information from qualified independent mechanics. Expected to help keep the cost of replacement parts, vehicle maintenance and repair affordable, the law has been welcomed by some automotive Continue reading Repair info sharing becomes law

choice of repairer campaign logo

A decade’s worth of lobbying by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) – and significant efforts by others – has finally resulted in the introduction of legislation that would require automakers to share service and repair data. The legislation, which entered Australian Parliament as the latest edition of SightGlass News went to press, would level the playing Continue reading Repair info sharing legislation enters parliament

Auto Aftermarket Expo and Repco logo

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has announced Repco as the major sponsor of next year’s Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo, which will take place from April 7 – 9, 2022 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Repco’s significant new partnership with the show will also form part of its celebration of 100 years in operation Continue reading Repco announced as major sponsor of 2022 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo

Federal Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar with automotive repairers

Independent automotive repairers have some great news with which to go into the holiday season, with the release of draft legislation that if passed, will make it illegal for car companies to withhold information from aftermarket workshops. A short consultation period will finish at the end of January 2021, with the law expected to come Continue reading Draft legislation for mandatory repair data sharing released by Australian federal government

Mitsubishi 10 year warranty

Mitsubishi Motors Australia’s controversial 10-year warranty has been given the go-ahead by the ACCC despite push-back from the aftermarket repair sector. The 10-year, 200,000km warranty, including 10-year capped price servicing plan and four years of roadside assistance cover is extended from five to 10 years if owners have their vehicles serviced at authorised Mitsubishi dealers. Continue reading Mitsubishi gets ACCC green light for 10Y warranty