In an effort to better inform consumers about their rights pertaining to their vehicle warranties, the state of California will be showing motorists an educational video at its 178 Department of Motor Vehicles locations across the state.
The video, produced by the Car Care Council in conjunction with AutoNetTV media, highlights motorists’ rights under the Magnuson-Moss Act. Enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it illegal for a dealer to deny warranty coverage if someone else – such as an independent repair shop – performs maintenance on the vehicle.
“The Car Care Council appreciates CAWA working with the California DMV to provide us with an opportunity to reach thousands of motorists with the important, and often misunderstood, message about the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act while they are sitting in the waiting rooms at DMV offices,” said Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council.
“California motorists need to understand their rights under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act to make informed decisions about their vehicle repair choices,” added Rodney Pierini, president and CEO of CAWA. “Working together with the California DMV, we will reach thousands of Californians every day, reinforcing their rights to have their vehicles repaired at the facility of their choice without fear of voiding their auto warranty.”