Yesterday, federal Right to Repair legislation was reintroduced in the House. U.S. Representatives Neal Dunn (R-FL-02), Brendan Boyle (D-PA-02), Warren Davidson (R-OH-08), and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA-03) introduced the “Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act” in the House of Representatives today, as the result of the advocacy efforts of MEMA Aftermarket, The Auto Care Association, CAR Coalition, SEMA – and a wave of industry support. The bill was re-introduced to ensure affordability, accessibility, and a strong supply chain by safeguarding a free and competitive repair market for the nation’s 292 million registered passenger vehicles and millions of commercial vehicles.
MEMA and the Auto Care Association issued messages yesterday following re-introduction of the REPAIR Act urging industry support.
“We need congressional action to secure the future of the aftermarket. Your associations have worked tirelessly over the years to create the foundation on which we can establish a fair, competitive marketplace in which your businesses thrive, and American consumers are ensured their right: choice in vehicle repair. But the work is not done yet, as vehicle technology continues to advance, new barriers to the competitive auto repair market are emerging. Just as we access diagnostic data through the OBD-II port, we also need access to the wirelessly generated vehicle maintenance and repair data from today’s modern cars – but it’s currently restricted. This barrier limits consumer choice and increases the cost to repair and maintain vehicles. The REPAIR Act will reduce these barriers, create an enforcement mechanism, and put vehicle owners’ interests first. These priorities will keep your businesses competitive,” the joint association message stated.
To contact your legislator encouraging them to cosponsor the REPAIR Act, click here.