A bill that supporters say is meant to ensure that owners and independent shops will have access to necessary vehicle repair and maintenance tools and data was introduced in the U.S. House on Thursday.AutoLegislation & Regulation
H.R. 6570, also known as the ‘Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair,’ or REPAIR Act, has the support of The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Auto Care Association, CAR (Consumer Access to Repair) Coalition, and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).
The CAR Coalition is a new group comprised of Allstate, LKQ, the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA), the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), the Automotive Manufacturers Equipment Compliance Agency (AMECA), Diamond Standard, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, AutoZone, KSI Auto Parts and Carparts.com.
In a joint press release, the organizations said that the legislation, filed by Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., would require that ‘All tools and equipment; wireless transmission of repair and diagnostic data; and access to onboard diagnostic and telematics systems needed to repair a vehicle’ be ‘available to the independent repair industry.’