What Massachusetts’ New Right to Repair Law Means for Small Auto Repair Shops
As the world watched while the United States decided who would become the next leader of the free world, Massachusetts was also voting on a less watched but highly important proposition: Whether or not the spirit of the state’s landmark right-to-repair legislation would be maintained.
Question 1 passed with a resounding 74.9 percent of the vote, a celebrated victory for consumer rights advocates and a bitter defeat for automakers and some data security proponents.
Right to repair is the notion that, and movement for, ensuring consumers have the ability to repair and modify things they’ve bought themselves or through a repair shop of their choosing. In Massachusetts, the law is chiefly concerned with car repair.