The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is asking Massachusetts repairers to contact their legislators about opposing the Right to Repair Act, Massachusetts H.B. 4892. ASA said that "legislation using government agencies and the courts is unnecessary to ensure independent repairers have access to the same service information that is available to dealers."
The ASA-Automaker voluntary agreement assures a process for repairers to obtain service information, tool information and training, according to ASA. The organization believes that since independent repairers have access to vehicle service information via third-party information providers and automaker Web sites, they do not need the intervention of government agencies or courts.
ASA has sent a letter to Massachusetts repairers regarding this issue and said the bill could “force more costs and marketplace uncertainty for independent repairers.” To view a pre-written letter to legislators, visit www.takingthehill.com and click on "Current Alerts."