BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is joining a growing list of automotive industry organizations in supporting a global right-to-repair (R2R) movement.
TIA has signed the Global Vehicle Right to Repair Position Statement, which outlines a framework for right-to-repair legislation that any supporting country can use and adapt to its needs.
The Auto Care Association (ACA) and the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) disclosed earlier this month that they had signed the position statement.
"Right to repair is a top priority for TIA members and for the global automotive aftermarket," TIA CEO Richard Gust said.
"Without safeguards, independent automotive repairers and vehicle owners will have fewer repair options, face longer wait times and pay higher prices when they repair their vehicles.
"It is crucial for independent auto repair locations to have access to the equipment and data needed to repair today's highly technological vehicles and that consumers have a choice in where they get their vehicles repaired."