The whole country benefitted when Massachusetts passed automobile Right to Repair in 2012. But as car manufacturers have increasingly refused to share the software access needed to repair modern cars, repair shops are running up against limitations again. Massachusetts’ attempts to fix it have been held up in court.
But Maryland isn’t waiting. HB 1193 would required car manufacturers to give independent shops and consumers access to the repair data in their own cars.
If HB 1193 passed, Maryland auto repair shops could get the telematics data they need as soon as October of this year.
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Right to Repair is simple. It requires manufacturers to provide owners and independent repair businesses with fair access to service information and affordable replacement parts. So you can fix the stuff you own quickly—and get back on with your life.
Well, manufacturers like John Deere and Apple don’t like the idea. When your tractor breaks or your cell phone stops working, they want to be the only people who can fix it. And they get to set whatever prices they want for parts and service.
Nope! We already have right to repair for cars—that’s why you can take your Ford into a local mechanic. They have all the same software diagnostics and service manuals that the dealerships have. This is the result of decades of auto Right to Repair legislation—laws that have been a resounding success.
It’s time to fight for your right to repair and defend local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop repair shops that keep getting squeezed out. Write or call your legislator. Tell them you support the Fair Repair Act. Tell them that you believe repair should be fair, affordable, and accessible. Stand up for your right to repair in Maryland!