BETHESDA, MD -- The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2694) gained two more supporters; it was announced today by Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). Reps. Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Heath Shuler (D-NC) have declared their support of the pending legislation.
"We want to thank Reps. Rangel and Shuler for supporting of this important piece of legislation," said Schmatz. "The growing Congressional support for the Right to Repair Act demonstrates the commitment by many members of Congress to ensuring that their constituents, and not the large car companies, retain the choice of where to have their vehicle serviced and repaired. If motorists are forced back to the dealer for service and repairs, particularly if there is no dealership in their area, convenient and affordable auto repair will become a thing of the past."
Because vehicles are becoming increasingly sophisticated with virtually every system either monitored or controlled by computers, servicing these vehicle systems to keep them in safe working condition requires ready access to complete and accurate information from the car companies. The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2694) was introduced in Congress to ensure that car owners and their trusted repair shops have the same access to safety alerts and repair information as the franchised new car dealer network.
A complete list of co-sponsors and a copy of the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2694) can be found by visiting www.righttorepair.org