Category: News & Press

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

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Auto Safety Rulemaking

November 25th, 2013 by

NHTSA chastised for lack of initiative WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 25, 2013 – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights and Agency Action held a hearing titled, “Updated: Justice Denied: Rules Delayed on Auto Safety and Mental Health.” Witnesses included The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative (RI-1) and founder of the

Massachusetts Passes Latest Right to Repair Bill

November 21st, 2013 by

Bill Includes Heavy Duty Service Information for Independents WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 21, 2013 – Last evening, the Massachusetts legislature completed its work on its latest Right to Repair bill, House Bill 3757. This bill includes heavy duty service information provisions for vehicles over 14,000 pounds. An earlier version of the Right to Repair legislation had

ASA-Michigan Board Objects to Some Insurer Mandates

November 20th, 2013 by

Statewide forum focused on MFN clauses, State Farm PartsTrader rollout. WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 20, 2013 – Recently, the Automotive Service Association of Michigan held a well-attended Collision Repair Forum in Lansing, Mich., regarding State Farm’s PartsTrader rollout and Most Favored Nation (MFN) clauses. Collision repairers from across the state expressed frustration with insurer mandates. The

ASA Announces New, Renewing Associate Members for Third Quarter 2013

November 20th, 2013 by

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, Nov. 20, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is pleased to announce its associate members that joined during the third quarter of 2013:             • Advertising Answers             • Kukui             • Quantum Merchant Services             • Saab Automobile Parts North America The decision to become an associate member displays a strong

NHTSA Releases 2012 Motor Vehicle Crashes Report

November 19th, 2013 by

Study suggests increase in vehicle crashes, fatalities after six-year decline WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 19, 2013 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a study stating motor vehicle crashes and fatalities increased in 2012, after six consecutive years of declining fatalities. The number of fatalities increased from 32,479 in 2011 to 33,561 in 2012.