Category: News & Press

Ohio Budget Amendment Would Remove Consumer Protections

June 2nd, 2017 by

Amendment Exempts Insurers from Providing Non-OEM Parts Notic WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2017 – An amendment proposed for the Ohio budget legislation would exempt insurers from providing notice to customers when non-OEM parts are used in a repair. If enacted, the repair shop would be held responsible for notifying the customer. As most auto insurers’ policies

AutoInc. Seeks Submissions for Top 10 Websites Contest

June 2nd, 2017 by

Contest is now open! Submit entries by Aug. 1. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, June 5, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and its official publication, AutoInc. magazine, are inviting all current ASA members to enter the magazine’s annual Top 10 Websites Contest. They can show off their hard-working sites to peers, letting them see

Association Veteran Julie Massaro Joins ASA as Head of Colorado Affiliate

May 31st, 2017 by

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, May 31, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced that Julie Massaro recently assumed the position of executive director of ASA-Colorado. She brings extensive experience to her new ASA duties in both for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations. Skilled in all facets of association management, including market research and analysis,

Texas Bill to End Vehicle Safety Inspection Program Dies

May 30th, 2017 by

ASA Thanks Members for Taking Action WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30, 2017 – Texas Senate Bill (SB) 1588, introduced by State Sen. Donald Huffines, R-16, died at the end of Texas’ legislative session. If enacted, the bill would have terminated Texas’ vehicle safety inspection program. Robert L. Redding Jr., ASA’s Washington, D.C., representative said, “We are

Connected CARS Provides High-Level Look at New Vehicle Technology

May 23rd, 2017 by

Trainers give attendees an invaluable vision of the future. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, May 23, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held its first Connected CARS event May 18-19 in Detroit. The event provided an in-depth look at the technical aspects of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The event featured 108 attendees, including

Texas Anti-Vehicle-Safety Inspection Bills Advance

May 9th, 2017 by

ASA Encourages Members to Contact Their Representatives in Opposition WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2017 – Texas Senate Bill (SB) 1588, introduced by State Sen. Donald Huffines, R-16, passed the Texas Senate by a vote of 27-4 on May 4, 2017. If enacted this bill would dismantle Texas’ safety inspection program and institute an “inspection program

ASA Board of Directors Installed During Annual Business Meeting

May 8th, 2017 by

Attendees participate in association business, network and discuss industry issues. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, May 8, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held its 2017 Annual Meeting at The Magnolia Hotel in Denver, April 24-26. The three-day annual meeting opened with a Welcome Party for attendees sponsored by Federated Insurance, an ASA Sponsored Benefit

Louisiana Bill Targets Vehicle Safety Inspection Program

May 6th, 2017 by

Legislation Latest in Anti-Safety Inspection Movement WASHINGTON, D.C., May 6, 2017 – Louisiana House Bill (HB) 597, introduced by State Rep. Lawrence A. Bagley, R-7, would eliminate Louisiana’s vehicle safety inspection program. In place of the inspection, residents would be required to just pay an annual fee to the office of motor vehicles. The Automotive

Two Texas Bills Aim to End Vehicle Safety Inspection Program

May 2nd, 2017 by

Add Additional Fee to Vehicle Registration WASHINGTON, D.C., May 2, 2017 – Texas Senate Bill (SB) 1588, introduced by state Sen. Donald Huffines, R-16, would dismantle Texas’ safety inspection program and institute an “inspection program replacement fee” due at a vehicle’s registration or registration renewal. SB 1588’s House counterpart, HB 3995, also calls for the