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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Garages get vocal over VM restrictions

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

Independent garages in their numbers are registering any restrictions they face on access to vehicle manufacturer repair and maintenance information.

In a form produced by UK AFCAR, it offers workshops the opportunity to highlight a denial of access to RMI information or data/functions in the vehicle, excessive charges, incorrect information, having to prove competency, having to go to a main dealer to complete the job, or when garages are unable to use aftermarket parts due to the vehicle manufacturer’s restrictions.

Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be used to provide the evidence needed to show a vehicle manufacturer’s non-compliance, or restrictive practices, regarding the requirements of legislation that supports the aftermarket.

Please encourage workshops to fill out the form here.