Access to high-quality alternative parts is truly vital, since their affordability and widespread availability ensures that the mechanics can do their jobs skillfully and quickly.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 07, 2011
RetireSafe today thanked the collision repairers at the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) for their dedication to repairing and maintaining the vehicles upon which America’s seniors rely for their independence. RetireSafe also urged the repairers to join the advocacy group in supporting the Quality Parts Coalition’s initiative to secure U.S. patent law changes to ensure that quality, affordable alternative parts continue to be available to the motoring public.
“Millions of America’s seniors rely on their automobiles for their independence, so quickly getting vehicles back on the road following an accident or necessary maintenance is essential,” said RetireSafe President Thair Phillips. “Access to high-quality alternative parts is truly vital, since their affordability and widespread availability ensures that mechanics can do their jobs skillfully and quickly. RetireSafe supports the efforts by the Quality Parts Coalition to ensure that those parts can be obtained, which is why we are urging the collision repair experts at NACE and all across America to join the Quality Parts Coalition and support their efforts.”
Through its efforts to change existing U.S. patent law, the Quality Parts Coalition aims to preserve competition in the automotive industry and to ensure that consumers have the option of choosing quality, low-cost repair parts not branded by automakers.
“In today’s tough economic times the need for alternative collision repair parts is more important than ever, and for seniors living on fixed incomes it is essential,” said Phillips.
A petition endorsing the efforts of the Quality Parts Coalition is currently available on the organization’s Facebook page. Further information about the group can also be obtained from its website (http://www.keepautopartsaffordable.org/) or by following the organization on Twitter.
RetireSafe is a grassroots organization that advocates and educates on behalf of America's seniors on issues regarding Social Security, Medicare, health and financial well-being. RetireSafe expects its government to keep its promises, protect our nation, and maintain the safety and personal freedoms of its citizens.
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