BOTHELL, WA — The Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations (ASAAA) has issued a statement announcing its support for HR 2735, The Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act.
Aftermarket associations throughout the U.S. that are represented by ASAAA, were unanimous in their support of the bill, said ASAAA.
The bill, which is currently under review in both Congress and Senate, would give the motoring public the choice of where to purchase parts and where to have their vehicles repaired. HR 2735 assures that the independent automotive aftermarket will have access to tools and information, allowing repair facilities to successfully diagnose and repair today’s technologically advanced vehicles.
Passage of HR 2735 will also preserve the competitive nature of the independent aftermarket by providing an alternative to automobile dealer repair facilities, according to Gary Manke, ASAAA president and executive director of the Wisconsin Automotive Parts Association
“A competitive marketplace is essential for a robust automotive industry and the consumers it serves,” said Manke. “Legislation is needed to make certain that the necessary information is passed from the auto manufacturers to the independent aftermarket. We don’t need promises that information will flow, we need legislative assurances that this information will be available this year and for years to come, for both the industry’s health and the public’s interest.”
ASAAA member associations, which represent more than 10,000 businesses throughout the U.S., will be holding in-district meetings with congressional representatives and senators to educate them on the need for passage of HR 2735 for the good of the consumer and the automotive industry.
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