Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 11:36 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

For those of you that were following the issue, here’s an update: Yesterday, the Massachusetts legislature rejected the latest iteration of the “right-to-repair” law. Like I said in the last blog post on the subject, the law would have forced automakers to turn over schematics and other proprietary information about their cars to independent car

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:46 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

It’s no secret that cars have become more complex and computerized in recent years. Some advocates for independent repair shops say automakers are exploiting this complexity to force customers into dealer repair shops by holding back tools and information necessary to diagnose and repair car problems. A battle over the issue in the Massachusetts legislature