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.
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.