Category: News & Press

FCSD, ASA Forge New Relationship

October 11th, 2013 by

ASA Corporate Membership Provides New Opportunities COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, Oct. 11, 2013 – Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) is the Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) newest corporate member – a recently introduced membership category that provides industry-leading companies an opportunity to strengthen their ties with ASA and its leaders in the collision and mechanical repair industry. “To

BASF Joins ASA as Newest Corporate Member

October 10th, 2013 by

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, Oct. 9, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is pleased to announce BASF is its newest corporate member. This new level of membership provides industry-leading companies an opportunity to strengthen the ties between ASA and its leaders in the collision and mechanical repair industry. “BASF is excited about the changes at ASA.

ASA Asks State Officials to Review State Farm’s Mandatory Parts Procurement Program

October 1st, 2013 by

Attorneys General, Insurance Regulators Should Review Consumer, Small-Business Impact WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 1, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has sent letters to state insurance regulators and state attorneys general regarding State Farm’s nationwide rollout of changes in its direct repair program, “Select Service.” The letter requests that state regulators review State Farm’s mandate

AudaExplore Joins ASA as Newest ‘Corporate’ Member

October 1st, 2013 by

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, Oct. 1, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association is pleased to announce AudaExplore’s new corporate membership with ASA. Corporate membership provides an opportunity for companies to expand their relationships with ASA and its leaders in the collision and mechanical repair segment of the industry. “We’re honored to welcome AudaExplore as an ASA corporate

U.S. Department of Energy Announces Plans for 38 New Advanced Transportation Technology Projects

September 5th, 2013 by

Projects Include New Body Material, Welding, Battery, Lubricant Technologies WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 4, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced it will spend more than $45 million for 38 new projects that will research and develop vehicle technologies to improve fuel efficiency, lower transportation costs and protect the environment. According to U.S. Department

ASA Announces New Digital Edition of AUTOINC. Magazine

September 4th, 2013 by

Provides more convenient access, interactivity for members, subscribers COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, Sept. 4, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is now publishing a digital edition of AutoInc. magazine, the official publication of ASA. The first digital edition (August 2013 issue) is now available through the ASA and AutoInc. websites. Visit www.ASAshop.org and click on “AutoInc.”

AutoInc. Seeks Submissions for Top 10 Websites Contest

September 3rd, 2013 by

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, Sept. 3, 2013 – AutoInc., the official publication of the Automotive Service Association (ASA), has launched its annual Top 10 Websites Contest. Each year, AutoInc. reviews scores of website submissions and narrows the field to what its panel of judges considers to be the best. The goal of the contest is to help

ASA Launches New Legislative Website

August 27th, 2013 by

Redesign Improves Advocacy Tools for Repairers WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 27, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has provided independent repairers access to a web-based advocacy program at the federal and state levels for a number of years. After researching various online advocacy programs, ASA has been working to remodel its legislative and regulatory website,

OSHA Withdraws Proposed Rule to Amend On-site Consultation Program

August 20th, 2013 by

ASA opposed proposed rule changes. WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 20, 2013 – Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its decision to withdraw a proposed rule to amend its regulations for the federally funded on-site Consultation Program. OSHA is withdrawing this rule based on concerns that the proposed changes would discourage employers from participating

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts Joins ASA as Inaugural ‘Corporate’ Member

August 15th, 2013 by

Exciting new membership category shows support, commitment to collision and mechanical service/repair professionals COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, Aug. 15, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts are pleased to jointly announce their new relationship. ASA’s new corporate membership provides industry-leading companies an opportunity to strengthen their ties between ASA and the