Category: News & Press

Pennsylvania Emissions Legislation Fast-Tracked in Senate Without Careful Review

June 18th, 2019 by

Shops, consumers encouraged to contact legislators in opposition WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 18, 2019 – Last week, four Republican state senators introduced a quartet of bills aimed at modifying Pennslyvania’s vehicle emissions and maintenance program. ASA strongly opposes the legislation being pushed by Sens. Judith Ward, Elder Vogel, Patrick Stefano and Wayne Langerholc. In a

Registration Open for ASA’s Technology & Telematics Forum

June 11th, 2019 by

Information on New Vehicle Technologies Structured for Independent Shops WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 11, 2019 – The Automotive Service Association is partnering with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to host the 5th Annual Technology and Telematics Forum in Troy, Mich. The forum will take place September 12, 2019, where attendees will have the chance to

U.S. DOT holds Conference on Traffic Safety & the 5.9 GHz Spectrum

June 6th, 2019 by

Competition for Spectrum at issue. WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 5, 2019 – At the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Conference on Traffic Safety and the 5.9 GHz Spectrum, the deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reiterated DOT’s No. 1 priority is safety. NHTSA’s Heidi King said using the 5.9 GHz spectrum to incorporate

Missouri Anti-Vehicle Safety Inspection Language Added to Additional Legislation

June 3rd, 2019 by

ASA thanks independent shops who opposed House Bill 451. WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 3, 2019 – Missouri State Representative J. Eggleston introduced House Bill 451, that would have repealed the requirement that motor vehicles be inspected before being licensed. This bill would have eliminated a program that is specifically designed to protect the motoring public.

AutoInc. Seeks Submissions for 2019 Top 10 Websites Contest

May 31st, 2019 by

Contest opens June 3! Submit entries by July 31. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, June 3, 2019 – If you are an ASA member and have a cool website, you should let our judges take a look and decide how it stacks up against other sites. ASA and its official online publication,, are inviting current

FTC Holds Forum on Small Business Financing

May 30th, 2019 by

Discussion includes numerous options for small businesses WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 30, 2019 – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a forum that found due to time restrictions, small businesses may not always choose the best financing tools for their needs. Instead, small businesses are focused more on ensuring that their business is operating efficiently,

ASA Collision Operations Committee Concerned With State Farm’s Vehicle Scanning Document

May 8th, 2019 by

Proposed Policy Does Not Protect Consumers & Repairers. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, May 8, 2019 – ASA’s Collision Operations Committee is expressing concern about a State Farm Insurance Company document released at the recent Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meeting in Nashville. The document outlines State Farm’s position on vehicle scanning for their Select Service shops

ASA Annual Meeting Focuses on Training, Technology & Leadership

May 8th, 2019 by

ASA announces new board of directors & launches new mobile app. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, May 8, 2019 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) had a successful and exciting Annual Business Meeting & Conference April 30-May 2 at the Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas community of Hurst. With a focus on technology

ASA on the Go: Mobile App Launched at Annual Meeting

April 30th, 2019 by

Get updated industry news in real time, find an ASA shop in your area & more! NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, April 30, 2019 – ASA unveiled a new app today at its Annual Business Meeting & Conference, providing a way to reach its members and others – with important industry news and vital association information –