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Independent repair shops already have the ability to buy factory tools and information. The problem is most shop owners attempt to work on anything that rolls in the door, thereby making the investment for equipment for all makes extremely expensive. Shop owners therefore decline to make the necessary investment, which guarentees they are not properly equipped to work on anything.

The sharpest and most successful shop owners specialize in only a few brands and acquire the factory tooling so they do not need to send their clients to the dealer.
 

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Carmakers to Share Repair Data

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/automobiles/carmakers-to-share-repair-data.html?ref=automobiles

There is good news for motorists who have been turned away from local independent repair shops with an explanation that only the automaker’s dealership can correct a particular problem.

Almost every automaker has agreed to start making available to mechanics nearly everything — security systems being a major exception — offered to their own franchised dealerships.

In addition to unlocking the access to computer codes and diagnostic information vital to the complex mechanical and electronic systems of modern cars, automakers also agreed that, starting with 2018 models, they would standardize diagnostic tools to work on all vehicles, not just those from one maker.
 

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