Instead of spending millions of dollars trying to defeat right-to-repair laws, automakers should save their money, says global research and consulting firm Ducker Carlisle.
State laws, and eventually a national one, inevitably will be approved by voters, a Ducker Carlisle survey shows. But the firm's research also found dealerships may not lose customers, as most have assumed. And any defections would not be because of right-to-repair laws.
"Our goal was to figure out what is going to happen if right to repair passes," said Nate Chenenko, a director at Ducker Carlisle. "Everybody thinks it's going to be really bad, but what's actually going to happen?"