Besides home auto repairs, there are thousands, perhaps millions of car enthusiasts who not only like to do their own repairs, but make modifications to their cars for a variety of reasons. They modify carburetors, fuel injectors and many other parts to make their cars run faster or look fancier.
However, if automakers have their way that will all come to an end and could even result in citations made for anyone who does their own repairs or modifications.
Auto Alliance, the main lobby organization for auto makers say that cars have become so complex that it becomes legally problematic for owners and third parties to do any repairs or modifications. They are claiming that auto makers have a copyright on their vehicles that is violated when un-authorized repairs or modifications are made.
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