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Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act Important to Seniors
 
March 1, 2010                                                                                    
Letter to the Editor:
 
  Few consumer bills are as important to seniors as the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 2057).  Older Americans often live on a fixed income and many rely on trusted, reasonably-priced neighborhood repair shops to keep their vehicles serviced, repaired and operating safely.  With thousands of car dealers closed, and many others closing, those independent repair shops are critical to keep seniors on the road.
 
  The Right to Repair Act ensures that seniors can continue to enjoy the affordability and convenience of having their vehicles serviced locally.  The bill makes certain that car owners, not car companies, retain the choice of where to take the vehicle for service by requiring equal access to repair information, safety bulletins and tools from vehicle manufacturers.
 
  Without the Right to Repair Act, seniors may find their independence severely compromised if they are forced to go a car dealer for service and repairs, particularly if there is no dealership in their area. Worse yet, they may decide to forgo critical safety repairs because the distance to a dealership is too great.
 
  RetireSafe strongly urges Congress to pass the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act to protect older Americans nationwide.  We encourage vehicle owners to make their voices heard by visiting www.righttorepair.org and sending a letter to their U.S. Representative in support of the Right to Repair Act.
 
Sincerely,
 
Thair Phillips
President
RetireSafe

 
 

 

 

 
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