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Nov 22, 2013, 11:15 ET Massachusetts Legislature Passes Right to Repair Reconciliation Measure

Legislation supported by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE), along with...


Aug 13, 2013, 16:25 ET Verizon Enterprise Solutions Executive to Preview Future Technology Trends at AAIA Town Hall

Polk Industry Trends Update Back by Popular Demand At this year's Town Hall, Janet Schijns, vice president of medium business and channels for...


Aug 06, 2013, 11:00 ET The ABCs of Car Care for New Drivers

It's never too early to learn the ABCs of car care, says the Car Care Council. - A – Always follow a preventative vehicle maintenance...


May 15, 2013, 14:59 ET New AAIA/AASA Report Projects 3.4 Percent Industry Growth Through 2016

The U.S. automotive aftermarket industry is expected to grow 3.4 percent annually through 2016 to $263.8 billion, adding an additional $32.6...


Oct 01, 2012, 12:45 ET It's Fall Car Care Month: Is Your Car Trying to Tell You Something?

While talking cars only appear in the movies, your vehicle can still communicate using its own language. Sounds like squealing, thumping, hissing...


Feb 15, 2012, 12:12 ET 96 Percent of Auto Repair Shops Recycle Scrap Metal

 Auto repair shops are playing a key role in protecting the environment with 96 percent reporting they recycle the scrap metal from automotive...


Jan 03, 2012, 11:16 ET AAIA Green Snapshot Highlights Aftermarket's Environmental Efforts

A new Green Snapshot, developed by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), is a brief synopsis of green statistics that...


Oct 26, 2011, 15:59 ET AAIA Video Shows Aftermarket's Efforts to Protect the Environment

A new video developed by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) features the aftermarket's widespread efforts to reduce, reuse and...


Sep 19, 2011, 14:30 ET AAIA Appoints Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) today announced the appointment of Sheryl Wilkerson as senior vice president, regulatory and...


Sep 14, 2011, 16:47 ET Automotive Aftermarket Contributes to a Cleaner Environment

The automotive aftermarket's commitment to widespread environmental practices is featured in a new portfolio developed by the Automotive...


Mar 16, 2011, 10:54 ET Witnesses Make the Case for Right to Repair

Supporters testified Oregon Right to Repair legislation is essential to preserve consumer choice, ensure motorist safety and provide access to...


Mar 08, 2011, 10:47 ET Right to Repair Act Introduced in Oregon Legislature

HB 3243 Protects Oregon Motorists' Right to Decide Who Repairs Their Vehicles The Right to Repair Act (HB 3243) has been introduced into the...


Feb 17, 2011, 14:56 ET Right to Repair Act Reintroduced in Massachusetts

Backed By Over 60 Co-sponsors for 2011-12 Legislative Session The Right to Repair Act has been introduced in Massachusetts for the 2011-12...


Feb 03, 2011, 12:59 ET AAIA Names Venable as New Legal Counsel

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) today named Venable LLP, one of The American Lawyers' top law firms, as its new legal...


Jan 03, 2011, 14:39 ET Broad Range of Organizations, Motoring Consumers Show Support for Right to Repair Act

Urge 112th Congress to Swiftly Pass Legislation to Protect Consumers, Small Business As the 112th Congress convenes this week, members of...


Nov 22, 2010, 11:00 ET Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma Stands Up for Consumers, Small Business - Co-Sponsors 'Right to Repair Act'

U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has stood up again for Oklahoma's consumers and small businesses by becoming a co-sponsor of the Motor Vehicle...


Nov 09, 2010, 13:07 ET Winterizing Your Vehicle Can Save Cold Cash

The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle that breaks down in cold, harsh winter weather. Winterizing your vehicle should be a top priority,...


Oct 14, 2010, 12:04 ET AAIA, CARE Thank Congressional Co-Sponsors of Right to Repair Act

Bill Supported by Broad Group of Consumer and Industry Organizations With crucial mid-term elections less than three weeks away, the Automotive...


Aug 30, 2010, 14:03 ET AAIA Defends Aftermarket Parts in Complaint to FTC

Association Claims Honda Violating Magnuson-Moss Act A formal complaint has been made to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by the Automotive...


Aug 02, 2010, 12:31 ET Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition, Citing 'Tremendous Progress,' Vows to Push Again for Consumer Choice and Savings for Auto Repairs

Citing tremendous progress made toward the goals of creating more consumer savings and choice in car repair, the Massachusetts Right to Repair...


Jul 22, 2010, 15:13 ET Repair Shops Support Passage of Right to Repair Act

Passage of the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act is critical to the long term survival of a competitive automotive repair industry,...


May 12, 2010, 10:58 ET Consumer Reports Study Reinforces Need for Right to Repair Act

Higher Level of Satisfaction with Independent Repair Shops than New Car Dealerships According to the June 2010 issue of Consumer Reports, more...


May 03, 2010, 15:44 ET More Massachusetts Support for Right to Repair Act; Sen. John Kerry Co-Sponsors S3181

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) has become a co-sponsor of the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (S 3181) which was recently introduced into the...


Apr 29, 2010, 17:12 ET Sen. Chris Dodd Joins on as Co-Sponsor of 'Right to Repair Act'

Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) has become a co-sponsor of the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (S 3181) which was recently introduced into...


Apr 22, 2010, 11:00 ET Massachusetts Leads Nation in Advancing Right to Repair Legislation

Lawmakers Seek to Protect Motorists' Safety, Economic Interests Massachusetts leads the nation in protecting motorists' safety and economic...