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A bill that would give consumers the right to access information needed to repair their automobiles was introduced to Congress by Representatives from Pennsylvania and New York. The bill is called the “Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 1449).”

So what does this mean for the consumer?

The act would “require automakers to provide the same service information and tools to independent auto and maintenance shops, as well as to consumers, that the automaker dealership service centers receive.”  It would allow consumers to choose their own trusted auto mechanic, either an independent mechanic or the dealership service center.

You can find more information on the act, and sign a petition, on the Right to Repair website.

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