Auto Care Association Launches REPAIR Act Video Campaign Urging Congress to Pass Bipartisan Bill

March 13, 2024

BETHESDA, Md. – March 13, 2024 – The Auto Care Association today launched a new Right to Repair video campaign, featuring independent repair shop owners, that highlights the need for Congress to pass federal right to repair legislation. In the new campaign, shop owners from across the United States share their stories and shed light on the increased challenges independent repair shops are facing with accessing repair data to service their customers’ vehicles. The video campaign emphasizes the need for the Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair Act (“REPAIR” Act), which ensures vehicle owners – and their trusted repair shops – have access to tools and data needed to keep cars and trucks on the road safer, longer.

At a time when car repair prices are rising and wait times are increasing, federal right to repair legislation would provide much-needed relief to independent repair shops and consumers alike. The REPAIR Act (H.R. 906), which has 50 bipartisan co-sponsors, unanimously advanced out of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce last November.

R2R Video Campaign_Dwayne Myers“You can’t do the simplest job anymore without [needing] to get into the computer system,” said Dwayne Myers, co-owner, Dynamic Automotive, an automotive repair business with six locations in Frederick County, Maryland. “If Congress doesn’t take action on the right to repair, it will only increase what it costs to fix your car. The REPAIR Act has bipartisan support because it really ties back to the American dream. It puts everyone on a fair playing field.”

R2R Video Campaign_Kathlen Callahan“The impact to the consumer is that they have less choice and pay more for repairs that take two, three, or four times longer,” said Kathleen Callahan, owner, Xpertech Auto Repair, a family-owned automotive repair shop in Englewood, Florida. “I support the REPAIR Act because I want to protect my legacy, my customer’s choice, and the independent aftermarket that I’m so proud to be a part of.”

“Swift action on the REPAIR Act is needed to protect the 273,000 shops and 900,000 technicians that service the nearly 300 million vehicles on the road in the United States,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “We look forward to working with the full House Committee on Energy and Commerce to advance the REPAIR Act and, ultimately, see this legislation enacted into law..”

America’s vibrant network of local, independent repair shops plays a critical role in ensuring car and commercial truck owners have options when it comes to repairing their vehicles. Here are a few quick facts:

  • In the United States, independent repair shops perform more than 70% of all after-warranty vehicle repairs.
  • Consumers prefer using independent repair shops over dealerships by 2-to-1.
  • Consumers spend roughly 36% more on car repairs at dealerships than they do at independent repair shops.
  • Taking away the independent repair option would cost consumers an estimated $100 billion.

To maximize reach, the Auto Care Association is executing a digital ad buy push to ensure key audiences, including policymakers, hear directly from Myers and Callahan. The Auto Care Association’s testimonial effort will live across digital channels, including YouTube,, and

To listen to Dwayne and Kathleen’s stories, visit and the Auto Care Association’s national right to repair webpage.

Join the Auto Care Association in calling on Congress to take action at