The Motor Vehicle Information Scheme (MVIS) comes into effect as of tomorrow, 1 July 2022, allowing independent repairers the option of purchasing vehicle service and repair information from car Manufacturers and other information providers.
The scheme will create a level playing field in the automotive service and repair market, allowing independent repairers to obtain the information OEMs share with their Dealers on fair and reasonable commercial terms.
“Franchised new car Dealers welcome the competition. Our technicians are factory trained in the latest service and repair techniques and they have the most up to date Manufacturer specified tools and equipment. Franchised Dealers have and always will have an important role to play in the service and repair market,” said AADA CEO James Voortman.
“Dealers already have good relationships with their local independent repairers to whom they regularly sell genuine parts and accessories. There are over 20 million registered cars in Australia and keeping them safe and reliable is a job bigger than any one sector of the service and repair industry,” he said.
“The AADA is proud to have played a part in establishing the scheme, working collaboratively with our industry colleagues at the FCAI, AAAA and MTAA. Together, our respective organisations have formed the Australian Automotive Service and Repair Authority (AASRA) which has been appointed by the Australian Government as the Scheme Adviser, responsible for managing the scheme and reporting to government on its progress. Never before have our organisations worked so closely together and this serves as a powerful example of what we can achieve when we work co-operatively,” he said.
The AADA commends Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury, Dr Andrew Leigh, for his long standing support of the scheme. We look forward to working with the Government and our fellow automotive industry bodies in implementing these regulations.