Webinar Wednesdays from ASA!

Each webinar will be held in the following time zones:
10-11 a.m., PT / 11 a.m.-Noon, MT / 12-1 p.m., CT / 1-2 p.m., ET

ASA’s Webinar Wednesdays is a year-long series of free, hour-long webinars for members and nonmembers that will air on the third Wednesday of each month.

Each 45-minute webinar in the series will take place at noon Central time with a 30-minute training session followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. The live versions of the webinars will be free to all ASA members, registered collision shops and mechanical repair shops. The recorded versions of the webinars will only be available to ASA members.

Here are some scheduled topics:


For Technicians
Aug. 21:
Diagnostic Challenges – Vehicles of Today and the World Around Us

Presenter: Scott Brown, president, Diagnostic Network
Scott Brown will discuss the service challenges facilities face today, and how to be better equipped to address them. As the vehicle technology stack continues to grow at an exponential rate, we as professional service providers need to do everything to stay on top of service challenges and be ready for what’s to come. Attendees will learn:
• New knowledge about current technologies operating on vehicles today and what’s to come
• Case studies using modern tools and equipment that can help today’s technician increase his technical knowledge to service cars more efficiently
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Shop Management
Sept. 18:
Cybersecurity 101 for Shop Owners

Presenter: Sunil Patel, CEO of Tekmetric
Protect your shop when it comes to technology and cybersecurity issues.
In this webinar, you will learn:
• Basics of a shop’s internet security, firewalls and how to protect your data
• Best practices involved in securing your network
• Differences between cloud-based versus locally-installed shop management systems and the pros and cons of each
• Most common security holes existing in repair shops today and what we can do about them
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ASA offers free webinars to keep you updated on the following issues:

Importance of Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspections – In this video, Tom Piippo, Mechanical Division Director of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and Tony Molla, ASA VP Industry Relations, discuss the value and benefits of Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspections. Using images captured during digital vehicle inspections, Piippo and Molla explain the various types of safety issues which PMVI programs are designed to find.
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The Even Better I-CAR with Nick NotteHeld on Jan. 30, 2019, this webinar for collision repairers, Nick Notte, vice president of sales, addressed refinements to I-CAR’s Professional Development Program (PDP), made at the request of the industry. The refined PDP will be implemented in Q2 of 2019. It will review the industry’s involvement in these refinements, discuss the reasons for the changes, detail the changes to the PDP to include subscription and pricing and outline the transition from current state to the new program. Notte addressed questions about the changes discussed and what it means for repair shops.
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Vehicle Safety Inspections and Safety Technologies –  Held on Sept. 27, 2016, this webinar addressed the current status of motor vehicle inspection programs in states across the nation and new safety technologies that are and will be impacting these programs. During the webinar, participants heard from leaders in automotive safety inspection programs; U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, (PA-153) on federal legislation affecting safety inspections; and an independent shop manager and vehicle inspection specialist.
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Access Online the Demonstration of a Texas Vehicle State Inspection

Telematics Policy for Shop Owners – Held on July 27, 2016, this webinar addressed the current state of telematics and new technology policy. During the webinar, participants heard from representatives of the aftermarket and the original equipment manufacturers.
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New DOL Overtime Rule – Held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, this webinar featured a variety of speakers addressing the impact of the new rule on mechanical and collision shops.
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