The Board of Directors of the Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) adopted a formal Right to Repair position for the association during its July 14, 2023 Board Meeting.
Realizing the importance of the Right to Repair to ADS diesel service shops, the ADS Board unanimously approved the ADS Right to Repair position that:
• Advocates for independent repair shops to have access to the technology and parts necessary to service vehicle engines and the components thereof.
• Approves supporting right to repair legislation.
• Authorizes the officers of the Association in coordination with Association staff, to take all reasonable actions to support the position of the Association on right to repair, 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,” says ADS CEO Scott D. Parker. “Just as it has done since its founding in 1956, ADS will continue to support the independent diesel aftermarket.”
The Association of Diesel Specialists 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.
Today, ADS 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 states it will update its members on its action to Right to Repair initiatives and encourage them to promote the concept where and when appropriate.