Keep Independent Garages in business - Sign the “Save the OBD” petition
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Petition is now Closed
The future of the OBD connector, the small communication device that allows independent garages access to vehicle diagnostic data, is under threat, because of changes to EU vehicle type approval legislation. Without an OBD, the independent garage would find it much more difficult to diagnose and repair cars and franchised dealers would have an unfair advantage. If cars are allowed to be made with no OBD connector the consequences are serious. Independent garages, motor factors and many other motor trade companies would be under severe threat. It would also mean service and repair prices would rise and customer choice would be diminished. Petition is now Closed
To stop this from happening please take a few moments to sign our Save The OBD petition and put pressure on your MEP to ensure the independent aftermarket has easy and economical access to the diagnostic information it needs.
The consequences of no OBD connectors on cars is extremely serious for
The impact on competition would also be dramatic.
This is a very real and genuine threat and one that every aftermarket company in Ireland needs to be aware of. The motoring public also needs to know the importance of maintaining this small but essential communication tool.
Please do not sit back and assume that the current status quo on the connector will be maintained. Pressure needs to be applied to your local MEPs to ensure that the future of the OBD connector and the independent aftermarket is maintained.
To assist, Autobiz has organised a petition on this issue. Please take the time to sign the petition. Your name will then automatically be added to the petition list for the relevant MEP. Please also encourage your colleagues, suppliers, customers, friends and family to also sign.
Remember - Protect the OBD Connector and Protect the future of the Independent Garage.