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TIA: Right to Repair bill critical to safety

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA), the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Association of Global Automakers, Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association, and the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition applaud the Massachusetts Legislature's approving a compromise Right to Repair bill. This legislation represents common ground among the parties.

Under this new law, consumers, dealers, and independent repairers have total access to OEM tools and repair information. It ensures choice for Massachusetts vehicle owners, protects manufacturers' intellectual property, preserves the integrity of the role of the dealer in the repair process and protects Massachusetts small independent repair businesses and community dealers.

"The passage of the 'Right to Repair' bill is critical to maintaining the safety of the motoring public in providing the much needed access to technical data in an era of high-tech cars,” said Roy Littlefield, TIA executive vice president. “We hope the passage of this bill will be the impetus for the U.S. Congress to pass a similar bill."

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