Auto Value Certified Service Center hosts Mich. Rep. Haley Stevens

Auto Value Certified Service Center hosts Mich. Rep. Haley Stevens

An Auto Value Certified Service Center took the lead in advocacy efforts this week, hosting an elected official in shop for a discussion on the automotive aftermarket and the needs of independent repair shops.

“We were honored to have Representative Haley Stevens of Michigan’s 11th District visit The Farmington Garage,” The Detroit Garage said in a Facebook post. “We were joined by several others in the Auto Care Association for a great discussion regarding the current industry and her future involvement.”

The Detroit Garage and its five locations, including The Farmington Garage, are part of the Auto-Wares Group of Companies network. Owner Andy Massoll has been an industry advocate for several months, and was among the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.’s contingent at the Auto Care Association’s Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. in September 2019.

“Thank you The Detroit Garage for taking a leadership role in the efforts to ensure consumers have a choice in their auto repair needs,” Auto-Wares posted on Facebook. “Politicians are pulled in many directions and it is our job to inform them of the great things going on in the automotive aftermarket.”

Massoll was an early supporter of and remains committed to supporting the Alliance’s 2021 Alliance Takes the Hill Convention in Washington, D.C. Together, 1,500 industry professionals will meet with lawmakers and rally for the technician’s right to repair and the consumer’s right to their vehicles’ data. His meeting with Stevens helped push the efforts on a state level.

“The meeting allowed a fruitful discussion regarding the #automotiveindustry and {Stevens’} future involvement within it,” the Auto Care Association chimed in via Facebook.