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TIA to Congress: Pass federal Right to Repair Law

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) says it applauds the passage of the Right to Repair law in Massachusetts and strongly urges Congress to pass a comparable federal law.

TIA says such a law would ensure that all American car owners and their trusted repair shops have the same access to safety alerts and repair information as the franchised new car dealer network.

TIA especially points out the importance of sharing tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) data. Because these systems are controlled by computers, every repair facility must have ready access to complete, accurate information from the car companies or it will be very difficult to keep all TPMS systems activated and in safe working condition.

The Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 1449) levels the competitive playing field for motoring consumers and between new car dealerships and independent repair shops. It does this by requiring that car companies provide full, fair access at a reasonable cost to all non-proprietary service information, tools, fault codes and safety-related bulletins needed to repair motor vehicles.

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