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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

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THE AAAA The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has now been advocating for and supporting the industry it represents for 40 years.  As well as promoting opportunities for the aftermarket, the AAAA assists workshops and businesses in overcoming the myriad hurdles and challenges that the aftermarket business can present. It also Continue reading News and highlights from around the automotive world in July 2020

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released documentation that clarifies how using independent workshops will not invalidate a car’s manufacturer warranty. In order to help both private customers and businesses alike, the ACCC has published two documents. The first, called ‘Just bought a new car?’, details the precise rights of the consumer. It Continue reading Car warranty rights clarified

A suvey by market specialists ACA Research has revealed that Australia’s independent automotive servicing and repair sector is one of the best performing service industries. The research, which was carried out by ACA on behalf of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), also highlighted the confidence among many independents and the positive prospects at hand.  Continue reading Report forecasts growth for independents