Category: Press Releases

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.

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

Registration Still Open: ASA’s Technology & Telematics Forum to Feature Major Automakers, Insurers, the Automotive Aftermarket & Much More

August 15th, 2019 by

Cutting-edge event scheduled for Sept. 12 in Detroit suburb of Troy, Michigan. WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 15, 2019 – Automakers and others are transforming the automotive industry with new vehicle technologies. As motor vehicle technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, it is crucial that automotive repair shops have the latest in vehicle technology trends, data access policy

ASA Photo Contest to Focus on ‘Best Bay Area’

August 2nd, 2019 by

Entries will be accepted through Aug. 31. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas Aug. 2, 2019 – Have an outstanding “Bay Area” in your shop? We have a contest that you will want to enter. The contest is the second in a series of ASA competitions aimed at bringing positive attention to service and repair shops in

U.S. House Committee Holds Hearing on Car Safety Legislation

July 30th, 2019 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 30, 2019 – The U.S. House of Representative Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Commerce held a hearing to discuss legislation aimed at improving motor vehicle safety. (To view the “Legislation to Make Cars in America Safer” hearing in its entirety, click HERE.) In a memorandum to the subcommittee, the National Safety

Forum on New Vehicle Technologies Structured for Independent Repair Shops

July 30th, 2019 by

ASA’s Technology & Telematics Forum scheduled for Sept. 12.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 29, 2019 – Cutting edge Arizona shop owner Frank Leutz knows the importance of attending meetings like ASA’s upcoming Technology & Telematics Forum. The event is scheduled for Sept. 12 in the Detroit suburb of Troy, Michigan. “In a climate of huge