Re: EU lifts restrictions on independent sector #
Posted by Steven Paterson on February 5, 2016, 10:30 pm, in reply to "Re: EU lifts restrictions on independent sector #"
"Lets give the aftermarket all the information they won't, over 95% of them will not be able to connect to our cars systems and repair them anyway. what do you think Steven." |
I agree that 95% of garages as they are now will not be ready , I guess it's all down to how you look at it, OEM's NEED independents, they do not have the manpower to meet the demands to service/repair/diagnose there cars, some dealers are booked up weeks even months in advance and they generally only work on 1-3 year old cars, it makes perfect sense for them to 'allow' us to pay for access.... they will make millions possibly even billions from it, and will be asking themselves why they didn't think of this before, my experience till now is most oem's are happy to allow access for everything (some more than others) as long as you are prepared to pay accordingly, those serious about diagnostics and the true value of there services don't generally have an issue with this.... at least not from the ones i speak to, people charging 20 quid to scan a car and advertising diagnostics will be the ones struggling, I fear most for the aftermarket scanner companies, i predict most will be gone, if what i have been told is true then it does not look good.
Last year I asked several very knowledgeable and in the know people, about what the changes would mean, they all said the same things..... Game Changer.... Will Separate the men from the boys.....
Only time will tell, but I know this.... it's here now, it's not something being thought about, all aftermarket scanner companies where fully aware of this but are saying nothing unless you count those flogging a dead horse by launching passthru devices (technology that was with us 10 years ago) NONE of them cover DoIP and I believe 98% of them will never get oem approval if they do (at least from what i have heard)