Auto Care Association Applauds FTC and DOJ Comments Supporting Renewal and Expansion of Exemptions Facilitating Consumers’ and Businesses’ Right to Repair Their Own Products

March 15, 2024

Bethedsa, Md. - March 14, 2024 - The following statement can be attributed to Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association:

"Auto Care Association supports the Joint Comment of the DOJ and the FTC encouraging the Librarian of Congress to renew and expand repair-related exemptions that would promote competition in markets for replacement parts, repair, and maintenance services, as well as facilitate competition in markets for repairable products. In particular, on behalf of the entire automotive aftermarket, Auto Care Association agrees with the DOJ and the FTC that the Class 7 exemption to allow vehicle owners and repair facilities greater access to vehicle diagnostic and telematics data for monitoring purposes is critically important to lower the cost of repairs, improve access to repair services, and minimize costly and inconvenient delays." 

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