The Right to Repair campaign is going social and rallying up support from industry stakeholders and the public. “The Right to Repair campaign directly affects consumers who are being denied the right to have their vehicle repaired at a workshop of their choice. We believe now is the time to give consumers a voice and our social media channels are active and ready to start the conversation,” says Richard Clarke, Chairman of Right to Repair South Africa, a not-for-profit, Section 21 company formed to champion the Right to Repair cause.
He is encouraging all vehicle owners to Like the Facebook page and follow Right to Repair on Twitter so they can be kept abreast of the campaign’s progress. “Our objective is to raise awareness and ultimately bring about legislative change.”
Along with ensuring consumers are given the right to choose where their vehicles are serviced at competitive prices, this will also give aftermarket workshops access to information essential to servicing vehicles. “Denying workshops the chance to repair vehicles because of warranties and access to information has allowed Original Equipment Manufacturers to monopolise the automotive industry. If there is no change, workshops will no longer be able to service new vehicles sold in five years’ time,” says Clarke.
To join the conversation and to find out more about the campaign go to: https://www.facebook.com/Right-to-Repair-SA-888881121278103/
And on Twitter follow @Right2RepairSA
The website also provides more insight into the campaign and its objectives: http://www.right2repair.org.za
“We want to see change. We want equality and sustainability in our industry. Right to Repair plans to make these things a reality,” concludes Clarke.