At the time of repairing or servicing a four or two-wheeler, many people are annoyed by the hefty labor charges charged by authorized workshops. In such a situation, they feel like getting their vehicle repaired at a local workshop. However, doing so voids the vehicle company warranty. However, now, under the Central Government’s ‘Right to Repair’ initiative, getting the vehicle repaired by a third-party workshop will not void your vehicle’s warranty.
The government has set up an organization by the same name for the Right to Repair initiative. Portal has been prepared, which is currently live. Two-wheeler manufacturers such as Hero Motocorp and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) are already involved in this initiative. Self-repair manuals and authorized third-party repair party details are available here as a resource.
The right to repair will begin with the purchase of the vehicle and will also require manufacturers to share appropriate repair information and manuals with third-party contractors. With this, consumers and workshops will have easy access to diagnostic tools and spare parts.
Presently, the Department of Consumer Affairs is working to rope in more and more manufacturers in this initiative. The initiative currently covers four sectors, including agriculture, electronics, consumer durables, and automobiles.
Products that you own that fall into these categories are all covered under Right to Repair and you have the right to get them repaired by a third-party repair shop without voiding your warranty. Currently, leading brands including Samsung, Apple, Oppo, LG, Havells, Panasonic are part of the initiative.