The inability of consumers and independent auto service facilities, including tire dealerships, to access telematically transmitted vehicle data is "a crisis," Bob Hendry of Group 31 Inc. (for right), told Chanty Gbaye, legislative correspondent for Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). "We need to cut it off at the pass."
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Aftermarket Demands Access to Vehicle Data

A draft of a bill that would give car owners and independent auto repair facilities, including tire dealerships, access to telematically transmitted vehicle diagnostic and repair data is circulating on Capitol Hill.

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The Price of Chinese Tariffs on the Automotive Aftermarket

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."

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Auto Care Association Leader Educates Consumers on Vehicle Data

The New York Times is conducting an ongoing examination of privacy and data, and Bill Hanvey, CEO and president of the Auto Care Association, wrote about the data collected by a modern vehicle. It's about much more than the frequency of oil changes. "Your car knows when you gain weight."

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Former President Bush Will Speak at AAPEX

Former President George W. Bush will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Grand Opening Keynote Session on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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YANG Members Will Take the Stage During Conference

The 1,500 members of Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) will have a chance to grab the mic and the spotlight during the group's 2019 leadership conference in a series of rapid-fire, five-minute presentations that relate to the industry.

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