The current trend for vehicle manufacturers to install diagnostic software, often wirelessly communicating with the manufacturer in preference to the provision of a data port is resulting in unfair competition for the aftermarket parts industry according to Neil Pattemore from the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).
This is coupled with motor software that requires specific part numbers to be scanned when repairs and maintenance are carried out, further reducing competition in the motors industry.
At the ecommotors “Automating Automotive 2024”,event held at eBay UK’s Richmond headquarters, Neil expanded on the industry’s concerns, and revealed how the IAAF is working with government and the CMA, lobbying for legislation to keep a competitive playing field where aftermarket parts remain a choice for consumers.
In this video you will find:
- 00:00 Introducing Neil Pattemore and the IAAF
- 01:28 Current threats impacting the aftermarket parts industry
- 02:45 Why is competition increasing for aftermarket parts manufacturers?
- 03:09 How vehicle manufacturers are locking out the aftermarket industry
- 04:28 Why legislation revision is important to support the industry
- 05:42 Will technology prevent enthusiasts fitting performance parts?
- 08:07 How the IAAF is supporting their members and protecting consumers