Sept. 1, 2022—The Auto Care Association recently announced its support of the right to repair referendum in Maine.
According to a press release, ACA CEO and President Bill Hanvey has admired the effort put forth in Maine. ACA released a statement from Hanvey showcasing support.
“The Auto Care Association proudly supports the right to repair referendum introduced in Maine by independent auto repair shops,” said Hanvey in the statement. “As we await a decision on the Massachusetts right to repair lawsuit and concurrently pursue federal legislation through the REPAIR Act, we applaud the citizens' initiative for bringing more visibility to the need to secure the consumers' right to choose where they get their vehicles maintained and repaired. Momentum is increasing and it’s clear that consumers and our industry will not be satisfied until these basic rights are granted.”
Supporters of the Maine Right to Repair Coalition recently filed intentions to seek out a statewide referendum in 2023 that would help repairers across the state protect their right to repair new vehicles.