Here’s a look at some of the pieces of the massive spending bill Congress approved on Dec. 21 that are important to tire dealers and the automotive aftermarket. Among the highlights are additional COVID-19 relief, plus mentions of tire registration.
The Auto Care Association today announced a new event, Auto Care Connect, “which will serve as a unique, annual event for association members, spanning the full spectrum of the auto care industry,” according to association officials.
Will independent tire dealerships and auto repair facilities in Massachusetts have the ability to retrieve telematically transmitted diagnostic and repair data from vehicles? Voters in the state will decide on Nov. 3.
In the not-too-distant future — within two years, to be exact — nearly 90% of new cars sold in the United States will have the ability to transmit repair and diagnostic data to automotive repair facilities telematically.
In just two years, 87% of new cars in the U.S will be able to transmit diagnostic and repair data via telematics. The Auto Care Association’s Aaron Lowe discusses legislation aimed at making vehicle data accessible to independent tire dealers.
The Auto Care Association took its turn in testifying and submitting comments about the effect of President Donald Trump's Chinese tariffs. Among the points made: "The price increases for repairs due to the tariffs are hitting low- and middle-income consumers the hardest."