Two more legislators jump on the 'Right to Repair' bandwagon

June 2, 2008

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2694) gained two more supporters recently when Reps. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) declared their support for the pending legislation.

"The growing Congressional support for the Right to Repair Act demonstrates the commitment by many members of Congress to ensuring that their constituents, and not the large car companies, retain the choice of where to have their vehicle serviced and repaired," says Kathleen Schmatz, CEO and president of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).

"If motorists are forced back to the dealer for service and repairs, particularly if there is no dealership in their area, convenient and affordable auto repair will become a thing of the past."

The Right to Repair Act was introduced in Congress to ensure that repair shops have the same access to safety alerts and repair information as franchised new car dealers.

For a complete list of co-sponsors and a copy of the Right to Repair Act, visit