Mann+Hummel hosted Rep. Jeff Jackson, D-North Carolina, and announced its support of the Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair Act, H.R. 906.
"Consumer choice is the pounding heartbeat of the aftermarket industry, and competition in the marketplace drives improved service and affordability," says Daryl Benton, vice president of sales and marketing, aftermarket North America, for Mann+Hummel. "The Right to Repair maintains a level playing field for independent repair shops and do-it-yourselfers as vehicle systems become increasingly complex and the cost of regular service and maintenance escalates."
Mann+Hummel makes WIX Filters, Purolator Filters and Mann-Filter.
H.R. 906 is sponsored by Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Florida, has 49 sponsors in the House and sits with the House Energy and Commerce Committee. It still must pass out of committee and into the House, then to the Senate, before reaching the president's desk.
At the state level, in November 2020, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure supporting a Right to Repair initiative with 75% of the vote. Maine voters approved a similar ballot measure in November with more than 80% of the vote.