This year, TIA has supported the introduction of H.R. 6570, the Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair Act, or the REPAIR Act, in the 117th Congress introduced in the House by Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL). This is the latest chapter in the Right to Repair fight with the vehicle manufacturers, to preserve competition in vehicle repair and maintenance. TIA has been working on adding co-sponsors to the legislation.
TIA is working with the Auto Care Association to allow for our members to send a letter to their member of Congress on this issue. The vehicle manufacturers and car dealers have about 250 lobbyists working for them – our side has nothing like it – that’s why a strong grassroots initiative is the only way we win in this scenario.
We are providing this simple link that takes everyone right to the Take Action webpage.
Urge your lawmakers to put vehicle owners’ interests first by supporting Right to Repair legislation for the auto repair industry.
As vehicle technology has advanced, new barriers to a competitive repair market have emerged. It’s essential for American motorists that we break down barriers to vehicle repair, and that owners and their trusted independent repair shops have access to the critical information, tools, and parts needed to keep their cars or trucks on the road safer, longer.
RIGHT TO REPAIR LEGISLATION SHOULD:
·Protect a pro-consumer and competitive motor vehicle repair market;
·Provide independent repair shops with the rights to critical information, tools, and equipment needed to repair modern cars and trucks; and
·Task the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with developing cybersecurity standards and guidelines to protect vehicle data and systems when repair and maintenance data is accessed by vehicle owners or their designees.