US Sen. Joni Ernst Tours Arnold Motor Supply, Talks Consumer Choice

US Senator Tours Arnold Motor Supply, Talks Consumer Choice 

Arnold Motor Supply leaders and Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst discussed the need for passage of the REPAIR Act.

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) met with leaders at Arnold Motor Supply to discuss the importance of affordable and reliable vehicle repair options for consumers.

Leaders at Arnold Motor Supply took the opportunity to educate Sen. Ernst on today’s connected vehicles and discuss the need for passage of the Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act, H.R. 6570. The REPAIAR Act would empower consumers by requiring manufacturers to make vehicle data and repair information available to car owners and their designated repair providers through a standardized, secure platform. In doing so, the REPAIR Act would restore consumers’ access to affordable and reliable vehicle service, according to Arnold Motor.

Today’s vehicles are more connected than ever, said the parts distributor. Equipped with on-board vehicle electronics that wirelessly transmit data, such as, vehicle location, driver behavior, vehicle speed, acceleration and braking, and important maintenance and repair information. 

Currently car manufacturers are the gatekeepers of this data, controlling who can have access and to what degree. “Access to vehicle diagnostic data is becoming one of the largest issues within our industry and it is starting to gain attention with the public at large. Ultimately this is a consumer choice issue. It is essential for local businesses to stay informed on policy issues, but also important to advocate and be proactive to help shape policy. It is valuable to be able to sit down with Senator Ernst and have a detailed conversation on issues important to us and our customers,” said Eric Johnson, president and managing partner at Arnold Motor Supply.

You May Also Like

AAM Group, Engine Parts Group Finalize New Partnership

AAM to assume various management and operations functions of Engine Parts Group and Engine Pro.

The AAM Group and Engine Parts Group Inc. made their new partnership official by signing the final contract in the EPGI booth at the recently concluded PRI trade show.

Signed by the organizations’ respective presidents, AAM’s Tim Odom and EPGI’s Jesse Jones, the contract authorizes AAM to assume operations and management responsibilities for the Engine Pro marketing program as well as operational oversight for the Engine Parts Group corporation.  National Performance Warehouse president and CEO Larry Pacey, who serves on the board of directors of both organizations, witnessed the signing.

Auto-Wares Announces its 2022 Supplier Awards

Valvoline was awarded the Supplier of the Year award for 2022.

Mapping Out the Future of the Global Aftermarket

Distribution industry leaders share the value of being part of NEXUS Automotive International.

Parts Authority Acquires B&L Auto Parts and Paint

The acquisition of the Bangor, Maine-based business was finalized on December 16, 2022.

Auto-Wares Participates in Salvation Army Toy Drive

The Christmas Angel Tree program provides gifts and necessities to children and teens in need.

Other Posts

Does the John Deere MOU Provide Hope for Right to Repair? 

Lisa Foshee, Auto Care Association SVP, Government Affairs and General Counsel, shares her thoughts on the matter.

The Alliance Names BBB Returning ‘Channel Partner of the Year’

Many other channel partner awards were given during a special banquet at the recent Alliance Winter Shareholder Meeting.

TireHub Announces 6 New TireHub Logistics Center Openings

Including the six fourth quarter openings, TireHub will have opened or expanded a total of 10 TLCs in 2022.

The Alliance And Federated Announce Strategic Collaboration

The collaboration provides a framework for sharing benefits and costs in a number of administrative and support areas.