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Association of Diesel Specialists takes their stand on Right to Repair

Aug. 10, 2023
The Association of Diesel Specialists has solidified their position on Right to Repair after an unanimous decision to support the independent diesel aftermarket.

Realizing the importance of Right to Repair to Association of Diesel Specialists service shops, ADS' Board of Directors adopted their formal R2R position with an unanimous approval.

ADS' position on Right to Repair includes the following:

• Advocates for independent repair shops to have access to the technology and parts necessary to service vehicle engines and its components• Approves supporting R2R legislation• Authorizes the officers of ADS to take all reasonable actions to support its position on R2R, including authoring position statements and endorsing position statements from other organizations

“I will work with the elected leaders of the association to determine the most effective path forward for ADS to support the Right to Repair initiatives,” stated ADS CEO Scott D. Parker. “Just as it has done since its founding in 1956, ADS will continue to support the independent diesel aftermarket.”

See also: Exploring the new 'Right to Repair Pact'

The Association of Diesel Specialist was formed in 1956 for “companies or concerns engaged in servicing and selling diesel fuel injection equipment, governors and immediately related accessories.” Over the next 67 years, 32 Presidents, hundreds of Board members and countless volunteers have worked together to develop various services and products to provide value to members.

ADS says its diesel service shop members face an increasing challenge in their ability to provide service to their customers – including lack of necessary access to technology, information and parts. 

ADS plans to update its members on its action to Right to Repair initiatives and encourage them to promote the concept where and when appropriate, the association says.

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