The Lowdown on the Massachusetts Right to Repair Law

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on August 21, 2012

The ink is dry on the Massachusetts governor’s signature on the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act, culminating more than 10 years of hard work, resources, collaboration and negotiation. Now it’s time to communicate candidly and completely the details of this monumental achievement with members and other stakeholders. In the coming weeks we will, through a variety of ways via videosocial media and printed materials, explain the following:

What happened?  

How did it happen?

Why did it happen the way it did?

What does it mean?

How does it benefit independent repair shops?

How will it be enforced?

What happens next?

If you have questions or need additional information and insight, please contact me at or Aaron Lowe, vice president, government affairs, at

Congratulations, and thank you for your interest and support throughout the battle gain total access to the car companies’ tools and diagnostic and repair information, so consumers can now get their vehicles serviced and repaired anywhere they choose.

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