WASHINGTON (July 1, 2004) — The pending final rule mandating tire pressure monitoring systems on cars makes the Motor Vehicle Owner's Right to Repair Act all the more urgent for tire dealers with their own auto repair shops, according to the Tire Industry Association.
“What can be worse than a car dealer working on those systems, while a tire dealer has no access to that information?” said Roy E. Littlefield III, TIA executive vice president.
TIA is reviving its State Executive Meeting in Washington next year and plans a “Lobby Day” March 1 in conjunction with the meeting primarily so attendees can contact their elected officials in support of the Right to Repair Act, Mr. Littlefield said.
Meanwhile, the Automotive Service Association continues to support the September 2002 repair information agreement it made with auto makers in lieu of the Right to Repair Act. This week ASA officials met with Rep. Richard Burr, R-N.C., to discuss the progress the independent auto industry has made with service information availability under the ASA agreement.