Category: News & Press

Missouri House Considers Anti-Vehicle Safety Inspection Legislation

February 12th, 2018 by

ASA Calls for Opposition to HB 1444 WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 12, 2018 – On Feb. 7, the Missouri House Transportation Committee held a hearing to address House Bill (HB) 1444. HB 1444 would repeal Missouri’s vehicle safety inspection program. During the hearing, proponents of HB 1444 cited consumer expense and overall inconvenience as justification for

Registration Now Open for ASA’s Annual Meeting, Conference

February 8th, 2018 by

Register by March 2 and save $50! NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Feb. 8, 2018 — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has opened online registration for its 2018 Annual Business Meeting, which will be held May 2-5 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Hotel in Orlando. All ASA members are invited to attend

Anti-Safety Inspection Legislation Introduced in West Virginia, New Hampshire

January 26th, 2018 by

ASA Calls for Members to Oppose the Bills WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 26, 2018 – West Virginia Sen. Robert Karnes, R-11, recently introduced Senate Bill (SB) 90. If enacted, this legislation would repeal West Virginia’s vehicle safety inspection program, which requires an annual inspection. In New Hampshire, Rep. Glen Dickey, R-Hillsborough-05, introduced House Bill (HB) 1328

ASA Announces Dates, Locations for 2018 Annual Business Meeting & Conference

January 18th, 2018 by

Orlando Event Promises Magical Memories NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Jan. 18, 2018 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) will hold its next Annual Meeting & Conference May 2-6 at the Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The event promises to be a four-day immersion in everything ASA, mixing special automotive repair

Anti-Safety Inspection Legislation Introduced in Missouri

January 12th, 2018 by

ASA Calls for Members to Oppose the Bill WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 12, 2018 – Missouri Rep. J. Eggleston, R-2, recently introduced House Bill (HB) 1444. If enacted, this legislation would repeal Missouri’s vehicle safety inspection program. In 2015, ASA hosted a safety inspection forum in St. Louis to draw attention to the importance of vehicle

Bosch, ASA Partner for Advanced Collision & Diagnostic Training Webinar Series

January 3rd, 2018 by

ASA kicks off Webinar Wednesdays with high-tech content. WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 3, 2018 – ASA and Bosch will collaborate on a new diagnostics training series in 2018, covering major repair topics facing collision and mechanical shops. The series will cover diagnostic tool selection, pre/post scanning, module reprogramming, advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) recalibration and more. Each

ASA Supports U.S. Congressman Carter’s Vehicle Data Access Bill

December 18th, 2017 by

Encourages Members to Contact Congressional Representatives WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 18, 2017 – U.S. Congressman Earl “Buddy” Carter, R-Ga., is currently developing an automotive data access bill that will create a stakeholder committee at the U.S. Department of Transportation, allowing policymakers to hear from all sides of the automated vehicle discussion and ensure the independent repairer

AutoInc. Announces Website Contest Winners

November 13th, 2017 by

ASA Member-Shops Honored for Strategic Marketing Excellence NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Nov. 13, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and AutoInc. magazine, the official publication of ASA, are proud to announce the results of our annual “Top 10 Websites Contest.” Since its inception, AutoInc.’s Top 10 contest has served as a guide to help

NHTSA Holds Public Meeting on Updated Driverless Guidance

November 8th, 2017 by

Addresses Concerns over Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017 – In September 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. This document updates the original 2016 guidance by incorporating public and congressional feedback.