Category: News & Press

ASA Welcomes NAPDRT as Inaugural ‘Supporting Association’

March 13th, 2014 by

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, March 13, 2014 – The National Alliance of Paintless Dent Repair Technicians (NAPDRT) has joined the Automotive Service Association (ASA) as its first Supporting Association member, a new membership category. It has aligned itself with ASA in this way to address common problems affecting both the collision and paintless dent repair industries. “We

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers & ASA Announce Inaugural OEM Technology & Innovation Expo

March 7th, 2014 by

OVERLAND PARK, KAN., March 7, 2014 – Leaders of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) today joined representatives from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance) to announce an exciting new addition to the upcoming NACE/CARS 2014 shows sponsored by ASA. The announcement was made at ASA-Midwest’s Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo event in suburban Kansas City.

U.S. House Committee Examines FIO Modernization Report

February 6th, 2014 by

Federal Regulation of Insurance Debate Continues WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 6, 2014 – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing on “The Federal Insurance Office’s Report on Modernizing Insurance Regulation.” The report was released in December 2013. The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO)

AutoInc. Selects Top 10 Repair Websites

February 4th, 2014 by

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, Feb. 4, 2014 – AutoInc., the official publication of the Automotive Service Association (ASA), recently selected its annual “Top 10 Automotive Repair Websites,” which are featured in the magazine’s February 2014 issue. Since its inception, AutoInc.’s Top 10 feature has been a guide to help shop owners understand the capabilities of the Internet

NHTSA Announces Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Policy

February 3rd, 2014 by

U.S. DOT Seeks to Require V2V Technology in New Vehicles WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 3, 2014 – Anthony Foxx, U.S. Department of Transportation secretary, announced today that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will begin taking steps toward a proposed mandate requiring new vehicles to contain vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V2V). NHTSA notes that this technology will

Voting Now Open for 2014 ASA Board Elections

February 3rd, 2014 by

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, Feb. 3, 2014 – Elections for the 2014 Automotive Service Association (ASA) national board of directors are being held now through the end of February. All regular/shop members and corporate members in good standing with ASA are eligible to vote for one position of general director; mechanical shop members may vote for the

ASA Announces New, Renewing Associate Members for Fourth Quarter 2013

January 22nd, 2014 by

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, Jan. 22, 2014 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is pleased to announce its associate members that joined during the fourth quarter of 2013. The decision to become an associate member displays a strong commitment to ASA and its efforts to serve the automotive service and repair industry – including its many dedicated

States Kick Off Legislative Season

January 17th, 2014 by

ASA Encourages State Farm PartsTrader Action WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 17, 2014 – A number of state legislatures have begun or will begin soon their 2014 legislative sessions. Although a few states, in 2013, saw bills introduced to stop insurer mandated parts procurement programs, none of these bills advanced to become law in their states. The