Category: Press Releases

U.S. Congressman Joins ASA Leaders for COVID-19 Media Briefing

March 31st, 2020 by

Discussion Focuses on Impact on Auto Repair Industry. WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 31, 2020 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held a media briefing called COVID-19: Its Effect on the Auto Repair Industry. The briefing was hosted by Ray Fisher, ASA’s president/executive director, and Bob Redding, ASA’s Washington, D.C. representative. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.),

President Trump signs $2 trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package (CARES Act)

March 27th, 2020 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 27, 2020) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed – and President Trump swiftly signed – the third Coronavirus stimulus package, H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, (CARES Act). Passage came after a long week of negotiations between the Administration and lawmakers. The legislation, which includes increased funding

U.S. Senate Passes 3rd Coronavirus Stimulus Package (CARES Act)

March 25th, 2020 by

U.S. House of Representatives to consider proposal this week.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 25, 2020 – The U.S. Senate has passed the third Coronavirus stimulus package, H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act). After extensive negotiations with the Administration, the package includes increased funding and relief for small businesses and

ASA Seeks Shops to Remain Open as ‘Essential Businesses’ during COVID-19 Outbreak 

March 19th, 2020 by

ASA urges members to contact their local officials.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 19, 2020 – During this critical time of the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Automotive Service Association has submitted a letter – with aftermarket coalition members – to the National Governors Association, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Association of Counties, and the

ASA Advocates for Small Business Owners during COVID-19 Health Crisis

March 18th, 2020 by

ASA urges members to contact their governor for federal Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration requests.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 18, 2020 – During this critical time of the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Automotive Service Association has been working in a coalition to assure independent repairers are included in any stimulus package for the

New Hampshire Senator Introduces OEM Repair Procedures Legislation

February 6th, 2020 by

Repairers are urged to contact state lawmakers in support of SB 513.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 6, 2020 – New Hampshire Sen. Regina Birdsell (R-19) has introduced Senate Bill (SB) 513, addressing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures for collision repairs. ASA supports this legislation. ASA is urging New Hampshire repairers and vehicle owners to

Virginia Governor Calls for Eliminating Vehicle Safety Inspection Program

January 22nd, 2020 by

ASA opposes bills to ax important program.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 22, 2020 – In his budget briefing, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam unveiled plans to eliminate the state’s motor vehicle safety inspection program. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) opposes the elimination of state vehicle safety inspections and believes these programs benefit the motoring public. ASA