Excuse me for gloating, but the independent automotive
aftermarket just won a decade-long battle with the most powerful car companies
in the world. Talk about David and Goliath.
The magnitude of what just happened is starting to sink in. At
the stroke of midnight on the last day of the legislative session, the
Massachusetts House and Senate voted unanimously to pass the Right to Repair
bill following a last-minute agreement between the car companies, new car
dealers and the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition.
Under this new law, independent repair shops will have immediate
and total access to the car companies’ tools and diagnostic and repair
information so consumers can get their vehicles serviced and repaired anywhere
What’s next? Work with the car
companies and the new car dealers to use the Massachusetts bill as the template
for a national bill.