It is sometime hard to understand how changing a large piece of legislation will have an effect on an individual such as you. You may not see that there will be much of a benefit at all or if there is one, it will be very small. However, sometimes it is worth looking beyond the obvious benefits and consider the long lasting benefits of what might happen as a result of a Right 2 Repair code coming in to the country that you live in.
On a personal level it could save you a great deal of money. If you have a car now, which has to be returned to the manufacturer for certain repairs, as smaller garages cannot do them, then you will be able to save money in the future by going to a cheaper garage. If this does not affect you at the moment, then you may not consider it to be a problem. However, it is likely that in the future there will be more and more vehicles which have parts that can only be replaced or updated by the manufacturer due to the electronics and computers that are in the cars. This still may not have too much of an effect on you personally if you buy older cars which are not affected. However, it could have an effect on your children and their children and mean that they will end up paying more for repairs.
Even if you and they do manage to go to a cheaper garage, there are still indirect advantages to you of them being able to carry out repairs on all types of cars. They will have more consistent work and therefore may be able to keep their prices down as a result. If all garages become more competitive it could mean the prices of all repairs get cheaper which will benefit everyone.
It will also mean that manufacturers will have to compete with all other garages on their prices of repairs. They will have no way to force people to go with them and this will mean that although their brand name may allow them to charge a little bit more, they will not be able to charge lots more, like they do now.
It may also change the way that cars are manufactured. There will no longer be an advantage for manufacturers to electronically protect certain parts of the engine. This may mean that they will no longer see it as a necessary thing to do and therefore they may save costs when they make the car. This could even see the prices of vehicles coming down or maybe not accelerating so quickly. It may also lead to vehicles being less complicated in design, which means that there are less things which can go wrong with it. This should reduce the need for it having repairs which will save money for all buyers in the long term and could change the way all cars are made.