BBB Industries attends Auto Care Association’s Legislative Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 7, 2019

 

BBB Industries attends Auto Care Association’s Legislative Summit

DAPHNE, ALABAMA: – BBB Industries, LLC (BBB) recently took part in the Auto Care Association’s Legislative Summit, a biennial educational and advocacy event held Sept. 18 – 19 in Washington, D.C.

 

John Boyer, BBB’s executive vice president of marketing and product management, attended the event on BBB’s behalf. During the summit, Boyer met with members of Congress and participated in discussions about how the ownership of vehicle data and the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act are impacting vehicle owners and technicians today.

 

Currently, members of the auto care industry can access customers’ onboard computer to get data to help with maintenance and repair. However, because vehicles are becoming more complex, data is now transmitted wirelessly and sent directly only to vehicle manufacturers. This denies independent technicians the ability to do their jobs and creates greater inconvenience, greater costs and fewer maintenance and repair options for customers.

 

“Data ownership is a major concern and many people are not aware of its impacts,” Boyer said. “Advocating for our industry is more important now than ever before, so it is critical that when we have the opportunity to get in front of our representatives, we take it.”

 

For the first time ever, this year, the Summit took place in conjunction with the Auto Care Association’s Fall Leadership Days, which brought in over 400 industry leaders together for multiple days of committee meetings and networking.

 

For more information about the Your Car, Your Data campaign, please visit: https://yourcaryourdata.org.

 

BBB Industries, LLC is an industry leader in the remanufacturing of starters, alternators, hydraulic and air disc brake calipers, power steering products and turbochargers for the OEM, personal and commercial vehicle aftermarket industries. Founded in 1987, BBB Industries, LLC is a private company headquartered in Daphne, Alabama. Please see www.bbbind.com for more information.

Contact: Gerard Yanuzzi, VP Marketing

Phone: 251-438-2737