TIA fights for Right to Repair in Canada
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) are pushing for legislation in Canada that is similar to Right to Repair legislation in the United States.
"You may own your vehicle, but the automaker still holds the key to its computer software," says TIA President-Elect Paul Hyatt.
Late last year, TIA and AIA officials spent two days discussing the issue with more than 60 Canadian legislators.
"Independent repair shops are not asking for a free ride," says Hyatt. "They are willing to pay a reasonable amount for computer software access and tools, but automakers aren't willing to share.
"Simply stated, the automakers are taking away the consumer's ability to make a choice about who repairs their cars."