The Right to Repair Act would require the car companies to make the same service information and tool capabilities available to independent service providers that they make available to their franchised dealer networks. Car company trade secrets are protected unless that information is provided to the franchised new car dealer.
"Our members have been on the front line of this battle, repairing the vehicles, struggling on a daily basis with the repair information and programming question," said Paul Fiore, president of the Service Station Dealers of America. "They now view the bill as critical to their long-term survival and are very excited about the growing support."
Right to repair legislation is supported by a wide range of additional associations including the Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association, Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association, Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association, Coalition for Auto Repair Equality and the Tire Industry Association. In addition, the legislation has the support of small-business groups such as the National Federation of Independent Business and consumer groups such as AAA.
For more information about the Right to Repair Act, visit www.RightToRepair.org.