The Australian Automotive Dealers Association (AADA), the peak body representing franchised new car Dealers has welcomed the release of the Government’s consultation paper for a mandatory scheme on the sharing of motor vehicle service and repair information.
“The AADA welcomes this consultation paper and looks forward to working with the Government to inform the details of a service and repair information sharing regime,” said AADA CEO David Blackhall.
“Franchised new car Dealers need a strong independent repairer network, because the task of repairing and maintaining the entire vehicle fleet is too big a task for our members alone”, he said.
“It is critical that this regulation provides access to information on a fair, equitable basis and that sensitive information is shared in a responsible way,” Blackhall said.
“The ACCC recommended that car manufacturers share technical information with independent repairers, on commercially fair and reasonable terms and we would expect to receive information on the same basis,” Blackhall said.
“We look forward to participating in the consultation process so that an effective code of conduct is developed, that meets the demands of all repairers, while safeguarding safety, environmental and security information appropriately, as per the ACCC’s recommendation,” he said.