Category: Press Releases

ASA Joins Important Panel to Discuss ‘Data Access’

July 17th, 2019 by

ASA partnering with Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to host upcoming Technology & Telematics Forum. WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 17, 2019 – The Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) Washington, D.C. representative Robert Redding recently sat down with Frank Leutz of Desert Car Care of Chandler, Brin Kline of Assured Auto Works, and Carm Capriotto of Remarkable Results

Legislation Threatens to Abolish Federal Insurance Office

July 15th, 2019 by

ASA urges collision shops to contact U.S. House & Senate in opposition. WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 15, 2019 – Bills to abolish the Federal Insurance Office have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Title V of the federal Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank)

ASA, Auto Alliance to Host 6th Annual Technology & Telematics Forum

July 8th, 2019 by

Early Bird Registration closes Friday, July 19. WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 8, 2019 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is partnering with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to host the 6th Annual Technology and Telematics Forum Sept. 12, in Troy, Mich. The half-day “What’s Now, What’s New & What’s Next” forum will consist of a

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 Supports NH OEM Repair Procedure Legislation

April 24th, 2019 by

ASA Submits Comments to Senate Commerce Committee WASHINGTON, D.C. April 24, 2019 – The New Hampshire Senate Committee on Commerce received comments on House Bill 664 at a public hearing. This legislation addresses original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures for collision repairs. ASA supports this legislation. When repairing a vehicle after a collision, it is