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News   February 1, 2007   by Auto Service World

AIA Canada Launches Right to Repair Website


The Automotive Industries Association of Canada, with support from its members, has taken the initiative to launch a Right to Repair website.
AIA Canada hopes that the website, while educating consumers and government about the problem, will rally the aftermarket industry into action.
The website encourages visitors to take action by submitting a letter to their MP (new technology has automated this process to make it easy for visitors to basically click and send).
The site also has an online petition people can sign as well as a feedback area where technicians and consumers can register the access problems they have had in trying to repair vehicles. AIA encourages all visitors to sign up for our new Right to Repair e-Updates to keep current on all Right to Repair initiatives.
“Over 30,000 independent repair facilities in Canada could potentially close, and will certainly lose business and profitability if this issue is not solved. This will have a ripple affect throughout the industry. The auto parts stores and the wholesalers will also be affected,” explained Ray Datt, President of AIA Canada. “This new website is a first step in raising awareness of the problem in the public arena. We hope it reaches everyone in the aftermarket and encourages them to get actively involved in solving the problem.”
The association is urging industry members to visit the new website at www.righttorepair.ca and to send a letter to their member of parliament.


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