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European Court Rules on Right to Repair

The European Court of Justice ruled that automakers must give companies that work on or with their vehicles access to the data those vehicles generate and allow access to those data systems. In the U.S., consumer advocates launched a pressure … Continue reading

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Consumer Advocates Press FTC on Right to Repair

Right to Repair laws remain of paramount importance to the auto glass industry. The consumer advocates Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) and its allies have pressed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to move forward on Right to Repair regulations to … Continue reading

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Milton Member of Parliament and Fix Network Discuss Right to Repair Bill

Bill C-244 was a topic of discussion when a federal member of Canadian parliament visited Fix Network’s Regional Training Centre in Milton last week. Adam van Koeverden’s visit allowed an opportunity for him to speak with Fix Network president and … Continue reading

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Right to Repair Legislation Introduced

Legislation has been introduced in Washington, D.C. to protect the rights of consumers and small businesses to repair vehicles “to make the same tools, parts, and documentation available to owners and independent repair providers.” The legislation would cover a variety of … Continue reading

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MA Right to Repair Law Headed to Trial

The issue of a consumer’s “right to repair” was in the news last week with the release of the Federal Trade Commission’s “Nixing the Fix” Report to Congress. Massachusetts has been “ground zero” on the issue with passage of voter … Continue reading

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FTC Highlights Burdens Placed by Repair Restrictions

“Furthermore, the burden of repair restrictions may fall more heavily on communities of color and lower-income communities.” That sentence, which was prominently placed by the Federal Trade Commission in the Executive Summary of their report submitted to Congress last week, … Continue reading

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More Issues Surface With Right To Repair Law – Does it Pose Cybersecurity Threats?

“I said I was going to rule from the bench,” said U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock at the end of a video conference hearing about Massachusetts’ Right to Repair legislation. “And I have ruled from my chair, so you … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Voters Vote Yes on Right to Repair Bill

Massachusetts residents spoke out and voted “yes” on the Right to Repair Bill. According to the results, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly voiced their support at the ballot box for Ballot Question 1, which will preserve vehicle owners’ rights to have access … Continue reading

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Three Auto Body Trends that May Affect the Glass Industry—Eventually

The practices in the collision repair industry have often served as a bellwether of things to come in the auto glass repair and replacement industry, and three collision trends have been getting a lot of attention lately: 1. Getting paid … Continue reading

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