Category: News & Press

ASA Discusses Motor Oil Invoice Regulation with Top NCWM Official

August 15th, 2013 by

States finalize invoice regulations. WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 15, 2013 – Ron Hayes, chairman of the Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee of the National Conference of Weights and Measures (NCWM) – which developed the proposed Uniform Regulation for the Method of Sale of Commodities – recently participated in an interview conducted by the Automotive Service Association’s (ASA)

EPA Reduces Regulatory Burden of Wipe Use

July 23rd, 2013 by

Auto repair facilities included in exclusion WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2013 – Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) modified the hazardous waste management regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to exclude solvent-contaminated wipes from the EPA’s hazardous waste regulations, under condition that businesses clean or dispose of wipes properly. This comes

ASA Leaders Meet with Key Officials in D.C. Regarding Most Favored Nation Clauses

July 17th, 2013 by

ASA continues efforts to eliminate MFN clauses WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2013 – Automotive Service Association (ASA) leaders recently gathered in Washington, D.C., to meet with administration and Capitol Hill officials to discuss Most Favored Nation clauses contained in some direct repair program (DRP) agreements with insurance companies. ASA wrote administration officials in 2012 asking

ASA Announces New, Renewing Associate Members for Second Quarter 2013

July 16th, 2013 by

Association, members appreciate show of support by industry COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, July 16, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is pleased to announce its newest associate members, which joined during the second quarter of 2013: Autologic Diagnostics Inc. National Business Capital TYG Products LP The decision to become an associate member displays a strong commitment

Department of Commerce Institute Makes Uniform Recommendations for Motor Oil Information on Invoices

July 15th, 2013 by

States Begin Implementation Process WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2013 – The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology made uniform recommendations for motor oil information on invoices. These uniform standards mandate that the SAE oil ratings, brand and weight are to be placed on a customer’s invoice. Twenty states automatically adopted the standards.

U.S. House Committee on Financial Services Holds Insurance Hearing

June 18th, 2013 by

FIO Director Testifies WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2013 – The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance recently held a hearing titled, “The Impact of International Regulatory Standards on the Competitiveness of U.S. Insurers.” Witnesses included Mike McRaith, director of the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) at the U.S. Department of the

Texas Governor Signs Franchise Tax Bill

June 17th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2013 – The Texas Franchise Tax legislation, supported by the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and ASA-Texas, was included in Substitute House Bill 500, which recently passed the Texas legislature, and has now been signed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Currently, automotive service and collision repair shops owned and operated by new

ASA, Autoshop Solutions Unveil Redesigned Website

June 13th, 2013 by

ASAshop.org receives major facelift, improved usability COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, and APEX, N.C., June 13, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and Autoshop Solutions Inc. have jointly launched a major redesign of the ASA website, www.asashop.org. Originally launched in 1995, the newest rendition of the site includes a reorganized format to improve functionality and the user

Anti-Steering Bill Introduced in Wisconsin

June 13th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2013 – Wisconsin Assemblyman Ed Brooks (R-50) recently introduced Assembly Bill 237 regarding automobile repair facility steering by insurance companies. The state legislature’s Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) notes that under Wisconsin law, it is prohibited for an insurer that issues a motor vehicle insurance policy that covers the repair or replacement

ASA Opposes PARTS Act

May 22nd, 2013 by

Coalition letter highlights quality concerns WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2013 – U.S. Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) in the U.S. Senate, recently introduced legislation titled the “Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade and Sales Act of 2013.’’ Known