Competition Commission probes exclusionary measures in car repair industry

The Competition Commission plans to investigate "restrictive and exclusionary practices" into the car repair industry.

If the Commission rules against manufacturers, car owners will no longer be compelled to service vehicles under warranty at approved workshops for repairs.

Commissioner Thembinkosi Bonakele says they want car manufacturers to outline standards for repairs so that anyone who meets them can provide service to car owners.

All what we're saying is if we have quality standards that we want to maintain we can put them out there, and anybody who meets that standard can open their own workshop and repair cars.

Thembinkosi Bonakele, Competition Commission commissioner

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