Right to Repair

The Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act was the Auto Care Association’s principal policy objective for many years. The industry’s wildly successful campaign in Massachusetts paved the way for a national solution, eventually finalized in a 2014 memorandum of understanding between the Auto Care Association, Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE) and vehicle manufacturers. For the first time ever, new car manufacturers must make the same service information and tools available to independent repair shops that they provide for their franchised dealers. Right to Repair now guarantees every car owner’s right to have their vehicle serviced at the repair facility of their choice.

Additional Resources:

Auto Care amicus curiae brief re: Impression Products, Inc., v. Lexmark Internation, Inc.

Auto Care Association letter on House subcommittee discussion draft bill re: vehicle safety - Oct. 2015

House subcommittee discussion draft bill re: vehicle safety - Oct. 2015

Signed heavy duty memorandom of understanding

Signed memorandum of understanding

Press release - Jan. 2014

Frequently asked questions on MOU

Full list of OEM Service Information websites

Massachusetts Right to Repair bill

Auto Care Association comments on DCMA exemption

For more information, visit  www.righttorepair.org.

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