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The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is calling on all members to take action in getting both the SMART Act and the REPAIR Act passed. Please share this with your employees, neighbors, and customers.

What You Can Do

These bills will not pass without your support. Here are two things you can do today:

1

Email your Member of Congress to tell them to support the REPAIR Act and SMART Act. You can do that with one click of the button below.

2

Share your auto-repair story and be heard. Have design patents increased the cost to have a vehicle repaired? Has an independent repair shop said they can’t fix your car because of automaker restrictions? Can’t access your car’s data? Let us hear about it. Click below to tell us your story and we will share it with those who can make both pieces of legislation move forward.

WHAT THE SMART ACT (H.R. 1707) WILL DO:

  • Reduce automaker patents on collision repair parts from 14 to 2.5 years.
  • Allow aftermarket parts makers to make and test parts during the newly defined patent period.
  • Allow aftermarket parts makers to sell a collision repair part after 2.5-year patent lifespan is over.
  • Would not prevent automakers from enforcing patents against other automakers during 14-year patent lifespan.

WHAT THE REPAIR ACT (H.R. 906) WILL DO:

  • Guarantees vehicle owners can get the parts, tools and information they need to choose aftermarket parts.
  • Requires automakers to give consumers the critical information, software and tools they need to fix their vehicles.
  • Requires automakers to give consumers access to their vehicle data needed for repair and maintenance.
  • Requires NHTSA and the FTC to propose new rules to guarantee consumer access to vehicle data and provide cybersecurity.

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Thank you for taking action in 2024!

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