Op-Ed Urges Congress to Act on REPAIR Act

Date: May 14, 2024

The act would ensure independent auto repair shops will have equal access

Take Action: Take action now to ask your representatives to support the REPAIR (Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair) Act which would stop this anticompetitive behavior! 


With 230,000 independently owned and operated auto repair shops, it is becoming increasingly difficult to fix newer cars. The reason? Auto manufacturers will not let them repair despite competition being what is best for vehicle safety and consumers’ wallets.

NFIB’s Principal of Federal Government Relations Andrea McGee wrote an op-ed in the Examiner about how Congress must act sooner than later to reform the REPAIR Act. 

Manufacturers aren’t just changing the rules of the road. They see a chance to erect barriers to competition and drive their competitors into a ditch,” said McGee.  

NFIB has supported initiatives, such as the right to repair, that would increase competition in automotive services. NFIB members include auto repair shops and small businesses that frequently need car repairs, from truckers to farmers to your local plumbers and electricians. 

The sooner Congress acts, the better,” added McGee. “Without reform, some 230,000 auto repair shops are looking down a dead-end street, and millions of other small businesses and consumers could face increased costs and fewer options to repair their vehicles.” 

More information can be found in a recent press release. Read the full op-ed for more information. 

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