Law mandating auto parts availability
California further passed legislation requiring that all emissions related service information and tools be made available to independent shops.
Unlike the Clean Air Act, the California bill also required the car companies to maintain web sites which contained all of their service information and which was accessible on a subscription basis to repair shops and car owners.
The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments required all vehicles built after 1994 to include on-board computer systems to monitor vehicle emissions.
The bill also required automakers to provide independent repairers the same emissions service information as provided to franchised new car dealers.
Honda has paid inmates an hour for doing the same work an auto worker would get paid to an hour to do.The manual is intended as a tool for you to use in consultation with your attorney, not as a substitute for your attorney's advice.The names of the companies in the examples in this manual are fictitious; any resemblance between them and the names of actual companies is completely coincidental.The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, sometimes also referred to as Right to Repair, is a name for several related proposed bills in the United States Congress and several state legislatures which would require automobile manufacturers to provide the same information to independent repair shops as they do for dealer shops.Versions of the bill have generally been supported by independent repair and after-market associations and generally opposed by auto manufacturers and dealerships.