The Engine Repower Council (ERC) issued a statement expressing its strong support of the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 1449). The rule is intended to ensure a competitive automotive repair industry where car owners, not car companies, can decide who repowers or repairs their vehicles.
“Engine repowering with a quality rebuilt/remanufactured engine cost effectively extends the life of a vehicle, provides like-new or better engine performance, and saves environmental resources,” said Ken Carter, chairman of the Engine Repower Council. “We support each motorist’s right to repair or repower their vehicle and patronize the auto repair facility of their choice. Passage of the Right to Repair Act will protect car owners and their trusted repair shops from a vehicle repair monopoly by requiring they have the same access to the same repair and service information as the franchised new car dealer network.”
The Right to Repair Act was introduced into the 112th Congress by Reps. Todd Platts (R-PA) and Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and currently has 38 co-sponsors.
For more information on ERC visit www.enginerepower.org.