Category: News & Press

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

ASA Announces Dates, Location for 2014 Business Meeting

December 12th, 2013 by

To be held in conjunction with Vision Expo COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, Dec. 12, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) will hold its next annual business meeting March 6 at The Sheraton Overland Park in Overland Park, Kan. The meeting coincides with the Vision Expo, an annual education and trade show event hosted by ASA’s affiliated

ASA Welcomes New Affiliate in Pennsylvania

December 10th, 2013 by

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, Dec. 10, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) board of directors has approved an affiliation agreement naming ASA of PA as its 13th affiliate. “The ASA members in Pennsylvania are a dynamic group of professionals and we couldn’t be more pleased to develop a strong affiliate group in that area. Whether we’re

ASA-Ohio Supports Mechanical Shop Registration Legislation

December 2nd, 2013 by

Bill Amends Current Shop Registration Law WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 9, 2013 – Ohio state Sen. Joe Uecker (R-14), along with Sens. Edna Brown (D-11), Tom Patton (R-24) and Peggy Lehner (R-6), recently introduced Ohio Senate Bill 232, legislation establishing a mechanical shop registration program in their state. The bill has been referred to the Senate