The ‘Right to Repair’ is common sense for the consumer

The ‘Right to Repair’ is common sense for the consumer

“I’ve been in the business of fixing cars for more than 40 years.  Same city, same street, and have customers that have been coming to me for decades, mainly because they trust me.

“Some are customers who came to me at first because of having a bad experience at the dealer.  Others simply came to me from the start.  These are people I know.  I mean, I really know.  They’ve told me about the joys in their lives — marriages, kids and grandkids. And we’ve shared sorrow over sickness and deaths. In many cases we’ve participated in these events together, because we’ve become friends.

“It’s because of the relationships I’ve built and the services we have provided, throughout the years, on their cars, their children now come to me.

“But that could soon change if the current Right to Repair law isn’t updated. That’s because as of this year, 90% of new cars will be equipped to transmit mechanical information wirelessly and directly to the dealers, bypassing us and shutting out independent car repair shops from being able to access the information we need in order to fix your car.”

Read the full story in the Lowell Sun.