Five more get into the Right To Repair act

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Five more members of Congress declared their support of the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 2057): Reps. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.), Christopher Carney (D-Pa.), Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), Michael Conaway (R-Texas) and Brad Miller (D-N.C.). The bill now has 45 sponsors.

Kathleen Schmatz, CEO and president of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), describes the Right to Repair Act as “pro-consumer and pro-small business.”

“Right to repair seeks to ensure that car owners continue to have a choice on where they have their vehicle repaired, whether it’s an independently owned neighborhood repair shop or a new car dealership,” she says.

“While advances in technology have benefited consumers, the environment and highway safety, it is critical that repairs shops have ready access to accurate information, tools and software needed to maintain and service late model vehicles. By requiring that car companies make this information available to all repair shops, the Right to Repair Act ensures that motorists, and not the manufacturers, determine where, how and by whom they have their vehicles repaired.”

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