Tony Gill, Group Operations Manager at Autologic Diagnostics, authored an article for PTEN’s website, vehicleservicepros.com on the Right to Repair Act and what garages need to do to be prepared.
The Right to Repair Act will be an industry game-changer as manufacturers move towards web-based delivery of programming via Pass-Thru. The Right to Repair mandates that Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) ensure their data is made readily available via the web.
This means that an interface standard designed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to allow vehicles to be reprogrammed will come in effect. All vehicle manufacturers must afford the Independent Aftermarket/Specialists the ability to carry this out without the need for the dealer.
The one question that remains on many minds is whether or not they -- and the industry -- are ready for Pass Thru.
Here are some questions to ask to better understand whether or not you are in fact ready for Pass-Thru.