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Automotive Oil Change Association supports 'Right to Repair' legislation

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The Automotive Oil Change Association urges Congress to pass the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2694) on behalf of its members, according to Executive Director Steve Christie.

"A failure by Congress to enact the 'Right to Repair Act' will threaten the economic well being of convenient, oil change facilities throughout the country," says Christie.

"Important repair information is being denied or not released in a timely manner to our members, including simple filter applications and fluid capacities that are fundamental to their survival. In order for them to be able to serve their customers, they must have access to the safety alerts and repair information necessary to provide basic maintenance services, and safety checks on today’s modern vehicles."

The Right to Repair Act was introduced in Congress to ensure that car owners and their repair shops have the same access to safety alerts and repair information as the franchised new car dealer network.

"Passage of the Right to Repair Act will ensure that the automotive repair industry, including quick lubes, remains competitive so that car owners can conveniently and affordably have their vehicles serviced at the repair shop of their choice," he adds.

A complete list of Congressional co-sponsors and a copy of HR 2694 can be found by visiting www.righttorepair.org.

Not all organizations are backing the bill. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is opposed to the act. Visit the ASA Web site at www.asashop.org for more information.

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