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AAIA, CARE Urge Congress to Pass the Right to Repair Act

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Jan. 25, 2013—The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE) today urged members of Congress to pass the Motor Vehicle Owner’s Right to Repair Act.

The act would guarantee that vehicle owners throughout the country have a choice of where they bring their vehicles for repair, ensuring that vehicle repair is affordable and convenient.

“We congratulate those who have taken the oath of office as members of the 113th Congress and ask them to take up the Right to Repair Act immediately to demonstrate their ability to work together on behalf of the American people,” said Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO of AAIA. “On Nov. 6, voters in Massachusetts approved the Right to Repair ballot measure with a historic 85 percent of the vote. Now it is time for Congress to make Right to Repair a reality for all Americans."

Right to Repair will also require that car companies provide full, fair access at a reasonable cost to all non-proprietary service information, tools, fault codes and safety-related bulletins needed to repair motor vehicles.

“A national Right to Repair law will ensure that all repair information is equally available to every automotive repair facility so all car owners have the freedom to choose where and by whom their vehicles are repaired,” said Sandy Bass-Coors, executive director of the CARE.

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