Right To Repair

The “Right to Repair” movement has garnered significant attention in Canada’s collision repair industry, reflecting a growing demand for legislation that ensures vehicle owners and independent repair shops have access to necessary repair information and tools.

This movement seeks to address the challenges posed by manufacturers’ control over repair information, which can limit the ability of independent shops to perform repairs and restrict consumer choice.

At the heart of the Right to Repair movement is the principle that consumers should have the freedom to choose where and how their vehicles are repaired. This includes access to diagnostic tools, software, and repair documentation that are often exclusively available to authorized dealerships and repair networks. The movement argues that without access to this crucial information, independent repair shops are at a disadvantage, leading to a monopolistic market where prices can be inflated and consumer options are limited.

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