Advocacy organization declares its support of 'Right to Repair' legislation

March 10, 2008

RetireSafe, an advocacy organization promoting solutions for older Americans, has declared its support of the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2694).

Because vehicles are becoming increasingly sophisticated, with virtually every system either monitored or controlled by computers, servicing these vehicle systems to keep them in safe working condition requires ready access to complete and accurate information from the car companies, according to the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association.

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act was introduced in Congress to ensure that car owners and their trusted repair shops have the same access to safety alerts and repair information as the franchised new car dealer network.

"Many older Americans live on a fixed income, and Right to Repair ensures that they can continue to enjoy the affordability and convenience of having their vehicle serviced at the repair shop of their choice," says Michelle Plasari, president of RetireSafe.

RetireSafe has nearly 400,000 members.

For more information on the Right to Repair Act, visit