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Right to Repair introduced to Senate

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Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) have introduced the Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act to the U.S. Senate.

The act would require car manufacturers to provide diagnostic and repair information, plus other data, to independent auto repair facilities.

"Consumers should have choices about where to take their cars for repair or maintenance," says Boxer.

"This legislation is beneficial for smaller, independent auto repair shops that are currently unable to access some information about the cars when that data is held exclusively at the (automobile) dealership," notes Brownback.

A similar bill, H.R. 2057, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last April. It currently has more than 50 co-sponsors (see "Support for Right to Repair bill reaches 51").

For more information about the Right to Repair Act, or for a complete list of co-sponsors, visit www.righttorepair.org.

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