Car Coalition Movement

BENEFITS OF REPAIR ACT & SMART ACT

  • What the REPAIR ACT will do

    • Guarantees vehicle owners can get the parts, tools and information they need to choose aftermarket parts​

    • Requires automakers to give consumers the critical information, software and tools they need to fix their vehicles

    • Requires automakers to give consumers access to their vehicle data needed for repair and maintenance

    • Requires NHTSA and the FTC to propose new rules to guarantee consumer access to vehicle data and provide cybersecurity

  • How the REPAIR ACT benefits your shop

    • If a vehicle is involved in an accident, many times vehicles can become a total-loss. This reduces the amount of work available to collision shops, as a total-loss vehicle reduces potential income that otherwise would have gone to a repair facility

    • Aftermarket parts reduce vehicle total-losses, keeping cars repairable for shops. Which in turn keeps the revenue stream flowing within your shop

    • Shops cannot remain profitable on towing & storage alone when a vehicle is totaled

 

  • What the SMART ACT will do

    • Reduce automakers patents on collision repair parts from 14 to 2.5 years

    • Allow aftermarket parts manufacturers to make and test parts during the newly defined patent period

    • Allow aftermarket parts manufacturers to sell a collision repair part after the 2.5-year patent lifespan is over

    • Would not prevent automakers from enforcing patents against other automakers during 14-year patent lifespan

  • What Car Coalition does

    • Championing Consumer Access to Vehicle Data​

    • Educating Lawmakers on the Rising Cost of Auto Repair

    • Amending Antiquated Patent Law

    • Leveling the Playing Field for Independent Parts Manufacturers

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