The ability of car owners to choose repair shops is reduced by the insurance companies that decide which garages that may carry out the repairs. The insurance companies steer the repairs towards authorised, brand-name shops. This hampers the ability of independent auto repair shops to compete. These are a few of the findings presented in a new report by the Swedish Competition Authority.
Competition is restricted if undertakings fix prices, share markets or prevent new companies from entering the market. This is why the competition rules are required.