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LNP backs calls for service data to be shared with independent repairers

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LNP backs calls for service data to be shared with independent repairers

The Liberal/National Party (LNP) has this morning released its consultation paper into the sharing of manufacturer vehicle service and repair information, backing the ACCC's calls to make it mandatory...

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Australian insurer commits to genuine parts message
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Australian insurer commits to genuine parts message

The peak body for Australia’s new-car distributors has commended insurance company IAG for opting to urge repairers to use manufacturer-specified, genuine new parts. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has been railing against the proliferation of 'non-genuine' components for some time, citing tests that demonstrate the inferiority of some...


Holden investigation uncovers dodgy latches on aftermarket Commodore bonnets
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Holden investigation uncovers dodgy latches on aftermarket Commodore bonnets

A faulty component has been discovered in imported aftermarket bonnets for the Holden Commodore, the car maker has announced today. Revealed as part of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries' Genuine Is Best campaign, an investigation was carried out by Holden directly, after receiving reports of non-genuine parts supply...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Mercedes, Nissan and aftermarket body fighting tug-of-war over genuine parts
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Mercedes, Nissan and aftermarket body fighting tug-of-war over genuine parts

Mercedes-Benz has hit back hard at the representative body for Australia’s aftermarket industry, which this week announced a plan to expose the “myth” that genuine factory parts are always best...


Ricky Muir and AAAA draft Automotive Repair Code of Practice - UPDATE
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Ricky Muir and AAAA draft Automotive Repair Code of Practice - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson from the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) recently commented on the issue, see article for details Leader of the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party, Senator Ricky Muir, and the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) have launched a draft for a mandatory code of conduct that is aimed at giving independent repairers access to technical service and repair data from manufacturers...


Aftermarket peak body praises plan to allow private imports
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Aftermarket peak body praises plan to allow private imports

Yesterday’s announcement that the government was planning to allow the private importation of new or near-new vehicles from 2018 may have been slammed by existing factory distributors, but not all of the car industry was up in arms. The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), the peak body representing the interest of the automotive parts, accessories, tools and equipment industry, has come out strongly in favour...


Aftermarket slams FCAI's exposé of dodgy wheels
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Aftermarket slams FCAI's exposé of dodgy wheels

The head of Australia’s automotive aftermarket peak body has attacked last week’s ‘fake wheel’ exposé conducted by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries with the backing of Mercedes-Benz and Holden. As we reported earlier this week, the FCAI filmed an imitation wheel imported via an online distributor, which failed to meet Australian standards, undergoing tests at Holden’s proving ground...