Right to Repair Act introduced into Senate

March 2, 2004

The United States Senate will soon be looking at the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, also known as SB 2138.

SB 2138 is a companion bill to HR 2735; both would allow drivers to choose where, how and by whom to have their vehicles repaired and whose parts they wish to purchase.

"This is a win-win legislation for all consumers who wish to exercise their rights on their own property -- this time, their vehicles," says David Parde, president of the Coalition (CARE) for Auto Repair Equality, who supports the bill.

CARE represents a variety of aftermarket companies like NAPA, Midas, AutoZone, Jiffy Lube and others.