Right to Repair Act gains more support

Dec. 20, 2005

Congressional support for The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (H.R. 2048) has reached 77 co-sponsors.

"This is a major mile-marker for motoring consumers, as well as small businesses, who will enjoy the many benefits of the bill including increased convenience, safety and cost-savings," says David Parde, president of the Coalition for Auto Repair Equality, a national organization that represents the automotive aftermarket.

Recent events -- including a second hearing for the bill before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection in November and the addition of seven cosponsors since then -- demonstrate growing momentum for passage of the bill, according to Parde.

The Right to Repair Act would require that automakers provide the same service information and tools to independent auto garages that their dealership service centers receive.