Arnold Motor Supply Hosts Senator Grassley and Local Independent Repair Shops

Arnold Motor Supply Hosts Senator Grassley and Local Independent Repair Shops

August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020 Spencer, Iowa — Arnold Motor Supply, a Midwest-based automotive parts chain, hosted Senator Chuck Grassley earlier this week to discuss key issues facing the automotive aftermarket industry.

While onsite, Senator Grassley toured the parts distribution facility and met with business leaders from Arnold Motor Supply, Graham Tire and Kabrick Auto. “It was a great opportunity to get a cross-section of local businesses sharing concerns with Senator Grassley,” said Eric Johnson with Arnold Motor Supply. “The biggest topic of the meeting was the Your Car, Your Data initiative which is vitally important to the automotive aftermarket industry as we look five to ten years down the road and is also going to be a bigger issue in the lives of vehicle owners as technology advances.”

Cars, like many other connected devices, gather massive amounts of data about a person’s driving behavior, such as speed, acceleration and braking, and important maintenance and repair information. Today, only the vehicle manufacturer has ownership of and access to this vehicle data.

The Auto Care Association in partnership with AASA launched the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ education initiative created to engage car owners, policymakers and other stakeholders on car data – what is it, why it matters and its implications for consumer choice when it comes to getting their vehicle serviced.

“It is so important for us to engage in productive dialog with our legislators on issues like vehicle data ownership,” Johnson explained, “They legitimately want to hear from us and need to know how policies affect our businesses and they bring a perspective to the discussions that is helpful for us to hear as well.”

For more information on Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice., visit https://yourcaryourdata.org.

Arnold Motor Supply is a member of the Auto Value network of independent distributors, auto parts stores and professional service repair shops located throughout the world. The Arnold Group of Companies includes Arnold Motor Supply, Auto Value, Industrial Paint Solutions, Auto Refinish Solutions, Midwest Cylinder Head and Machine, Specialty Sales of Omaha, and The Merrill Company. The Arnold Group is one of the nation’s premier suppliers of replacement parts, accessories and supplies for virtually all makes of automobiles, light to heavy-duty trucks, off-road equipment, marine and agricultural equipment. The Arnold Group of Companies also distributes the highest quality tools, equipment, paint and body supplies, and collision parts available in the auto care industry. Visit arnoldmotorsupply.com to find a location near you.