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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

THE Australian government has voiced unanimous support for a mandatory data sharing scheme that would grant independent workshops access to OEM vehicle repair information. Both Labor and Liberal parties threw their weight behind the proposed scheme during a debate held in the Federation Chamber on 25 June, in part due to issues with the voluntary Continue reading ‘Right to repair’ escalates

The struggle to make car manufacturers open up access to service and repair data had been inaccurately described as a battle between franchised dealers and independent repairers, according to a leading industry spokesman. Franchised dealers were just as much in need of access to data from the brands they do not represent so they can Continue reading Access to data ‘not a war’ between dealers and independents

The long-running campaign to force car manufacturers to share service and repair data with independent workshops is ramping up as the nation heads toward a federal election and as Australia’s competition regulator admits that the voluntary scheme appears to have been ineffective. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commissioner Roger Featherston told the 2016 Australian Continue reading ACCC weighs in on repair information sharing

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The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has been busy campaigning for broader access to vehicle repair information since issue 5 of SightGlass News. Frustrated by the slow response of car companies to share data – with only Holden offering a portal that satisfies the and eight others providing insufficient information – the AAAA has taken Continue reading AAAA loses patience on repair data sharing

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The peak industry body for the automotive aftermarket sector has welcomed the Turnbull government’s new $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) which promises more funding for new business ventures, promotes innovative research and rewards risk-taking in order to build a more entrepreneurial culture in Australia.  For industry, a key part of the wide-ranging Continue reading AAAA welcomes National Innovation and Science Agenda

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But AAAA doesn’t consider it necessary or desirable Down Under The United States Government has amended the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to allow owners of passenger cars, commercial vehicles and agricultural machinery to legally modify onboard computer software, providing these changes do not result in the breach of any Department of Transport or Environmental Continue reading US legalises deeper access to car computers

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Mandatory Code of Practice now the only option: AAAA The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) says the majority of car manufacturers are behaving exactly as expected in response to the Heads of Agreement on Access to Service and Repair Information for Motor Vehicles that was signed in December last year. Almost a year on, only Continue reading Car companies drag repair data sharing chain