ASA Holds Press Conference on New OE Information Resource

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 18, 2016 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA), in conjunction with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, has launched a new information resource for automotive repairers. The ASA Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Resource website will serve as a consolidated hub for manufacturer-specific scan tool information, calibration and reprogramming updates; training materials; and service information. The website was developed by repairers for repairers, with direct input from the manufacturers.

During the Feb. 17 online press conference, Donny Seyfer, ASA chairman, explained that each manufacturer has its own landing page and scan tool page. Seyfer said, “As a repairer, finding the information you need can be an art form, in and of itself. With this resource, we’re getting the facts straight from the source – the OEMs. It is our belief that this resource will cut down on the guesswork when it comes to finding accurate, updated information in a timely manner.”

Following the conference, Dan Gage, director of communications and public affairs for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, said, “The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and its 12 member companies are proud to collaborate with ASA in this effort to assist technicians in improving timely and easy access to needed service and repair information, tools and training resources. This is a holistic online resource dedicated to repair professionals developed and supported by their repair professional peers.”

Repairers and other interested parties can access the website here. View the media demonstration by Donny Seyfer.

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the leading advocacy group for the auto industry, represents more than 70 percent of all car and light-truck sales in the United States, including BMW Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America and Volvo Cars North America.

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit or call (817) 514-2900.

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Contact: ASA Washington, D.C. Office
(202) 543-1440

For Release: Immediate
News Bulletin 16.9

Written by ASA

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services.