Auto Care Association Renews Right to Repair Calls Following Government Report

March 22, 2024
In light of a new Government Accountability Office report, ACA is calling again for federal right-to-repair legislation.

In light of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report highlighting the barriers to vehicle repair caused by restrictions on data, the Auto Care Association (ACA) is calling again for right-to-repair legislation at the federal level in a recent press release.

In a statement from ACA President and CEO Bill Hanvey, he described the results of the GAO report as evidence that limiting access to data and tools only disadvantages independent repairers and forces vehicle owners to pay more and travel farther.

Hanvey continues by urging Congress to advance the Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act (H.R. 906), a piece of legislation that will guarantee access to the data, tools, and software needed to repair modern vehicles.

With 50 bipartisan co-sponsors, the REPAIR Act unanimously passed through the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce this past November. 

Most recently, ACA commended the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division for expressing support for right-to-repair legislation and has launched a video campaign on how independent shop owners are affected by limitations on vehicle data.

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