BETHESDA, MD -- RetireSafe, an advocacy organization promoting solutions for older Americans, has declared its support of the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2694) and strongly urges Congress to pass the legislation on behalf of its nearly 400,000 members.
"The mission of RetireSafe is to protect the rights of older Americans, providing solutions to enhance their lives," said Michelle Plasari, President of RetireSafe. "Many older Americans live on a fixed income and Right to Repair ensures that they can continue to enjoy the affordability and convenience of having their vehicle serviced at the repair shop of their choice."
Because vehicles are becoming increasingly sophisticated with virtually every system either monitored or controlled by computers, servicing these vehicle systems to keep them in safe working condition requires ready access to complete and accurate information from the car companies. The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2694) was introduced in Congress to ensure that car owners and their trusted repair shops have the same access to safety alerts and repair information as the franchised new car dealer network.
"Our belief in individual control and personal choice has led us to strongly support the passage of the Right to Repair Act. The fact is that many older Americans rely on trusted neighborhood repair shops to keep their vehicles serviced, repaired and operating safely. Their personal choice will be severely compromised if they are forced back to the dealer for service and repairs, particularly if there is no dealership in their area," continued Plasari.
RetireSafe encourages its members and all motorists to visit righttorepair.org
to send a letter to each of their congressional representatives, urging them to support the Right to Repair Act (HR 2694) by adding their names to the growing list of co-sponsors.
RetireSafe is a grassroots advocacy organization representing nearly 400,000 older Americans nationwide, united in the belief that individual control and personal choice are the keys to retirement security. RetireSafe promotes dynamic solutions to America's retirement security challenges and is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the options, benefits, and lives of older Americans. For more information, visit retiresafe.org