Right to Repair Act gains more support

April 7, 2008

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (H.R. 2694) has gained two new sponsors, Reps. Bob Filner (D-CA) and Peter Welch (D-VT).

"We want to thank Reps. Filner and Welch for their support of this vital piece of legislation," says Kathleen Schmatz, CEO and president of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association.

"With nearly 225 million vehicles in the United States and only 21,640 car dealerships, there aren't enough new car dealerships in all the right places to keep every motor vehicle serviced.

"Right to Repair ensures that car owners can continue to enjoy the convenience and affordability of having their vehicles serviced at the repair shop of their choice."