The law, otherwise known as Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Law, requires manufacturers to make vehicle information, tools, and diagnostics available for purchase by independent auto garages at a reasonable price. At first glance, anyone can see why automakers are revolting: they will need to bring technological secrets out into the open, which can be damaging to their business. If we step in their shoes, we can understand where they are coming from. They don’t disclose certain information for a good reason: intellectual property should still be protected.
The other side of the story is that of the consumers and repair shops, which receive the most advantage from this law. It gives car owners full right to choose who they want to service their cars. For independent technicians, this will help them have an easier and faster repair turnover.Who do you think is on the right side?