Auto repair bill

To the editor: The Tire Industry Association strongly urges Vermonters to be aware that Congress is considering the Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act (HR 2694); the act would ensure that car owners like you and your trusted repair shops have the same access to safety alerts and repair information as the franchised new car dealer network. Vehicles continue to become more and more sophisticated with virtually every system either monitored or controlled by computers. In fact, most new vehicles are equipped with tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) that are controlled by computers. TPMS systems do not take the place of regular maintenance on tires, but are intended to protect motorists from the dangers of operating a vehicle with underinflated tires. Keeping these systems updated and in safe working condition requires ready access to complete and accurate information from the car companies. Please visit www.righttorepair.org to send a letter to each of your congressional representatives, urging them to support the Right to Repair Act (HR 2694) so that all motorists can continue to enjoy the repair shop of their choice. Roy Littlefield, Tire Industry Association, Baltimore, Md.

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