Category: News & Press

Pennsylvania Emissions Legislation Awaits Assembly Approval

November 15th, 2019 by

Shops, consumers encouraged to contact legislators in opposition WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 4, 2019 – Over the summer, four Republican Pennsylvania state senators – Judith Ward, Elder Vogel, Patrick Stefano and Wayne Langerholc –­introduced five bills aimed at modifying the Pennsylvania Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Program under Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.

2019 ‘Top 10 Websites’ Winners Named in ASA, AutoInc. Contest

November 1st, 2019 by

Member-shops honored for their top-notch efforts. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Nov. 1, 2019 – And the winners are… The Automotive Service Association and AutoInc., ASA’s official publication, are proud to announce the 2019 winners of AutoInc.’s annual “Top 10 Websites Contest.” Since its beginning, the contest serves to help member-shop owners create websites that proactively

New Director Hired to Oversee ASA Member Services

October 31st, 2019 by

Blair Calvo comes to ASA with extensive association management experience. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – Oct. 31, 2019 – The Automotive Service Association is proud to announce the hiring of Blair Calvo as its new director of membership. Calvo will be responsible for overseeing member services, including addressing the needs of current members and leading

ASA Launches New Weekly Podcast Series

October 14th, 2019 by

Effort aimed at keeping ASA members, industry abreast of information & hot issues. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Oct. 14, 2019 – ASA today announced the launch of a new weekly podcast series hosted by industry veteran Tony Molla, ASA’s vice president of Industry Relations. The tagline of the new ASA Podcast defines the content as

ASA Announces New Benefit with National Partner Tekmetric

October 9th, 2019 by

Agreement opens door to impressive suite of cost savings for ASA members NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Oct. 9, 2019 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced that it is partnering with an industry-leading auto repair shop management system, Tekmetric. This new partnership will provide added value to all ASA member-shops nationwide. New benefits for ASA

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Discusses Anti-Competitiveness of ‘Most Favored Nation’ Clauses

September 27th, 2019 by

Blumenthal raises MFN concerns with Federal Trade Commission & Department of Justice. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 26, 2019 – The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights held a hearing on “Oversight of the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws.” U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) questioned Joseph Simmons, chairman of the Federal Trade

ASA Urges Veto Override for New Hampshire OEM Repair Procedure Legislation

September 17th, 2019 by

ASA asks repairers to contact state legislators encouraging override vote for HB 664.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 17, 2019 – ASA is asking New Hampshire repairers to contact state lawmakers and urge them to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s recent veto of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures legislation. Gov. Sununu vetoed House Bill 664 this

ASA, Alliance Host 6th Annual Technology & Telematics Forum

September 16th, 2019 by

Automotive Industry Discusses Top Future Technology Issues  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 16, 2019 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (the “Alliance”) hosted the 6th annual Technology & Telematics Forum Sept. 12 in Troy, Mich. The forum consisted of several segmented discussions focused on new vehicle technologies, data access and

OEM Repair Procedure Legislation

August 19th, 2019 by

ASA Supported House Bill 664 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 19, 2019 – New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed OEM Repair Procedure legislation. ASA, which supports legislation requiring the use of OEM repair procedures, had asked the state’s repairers to contact Sununu in support of New Hampshire’s House Bill 664. HB 664 had called for