Webinar Wednesdays from ASA!

Noon to 1 p.m. CST

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.


Registration is now open for our January, February and March sessions! Here are the scheduled topics:

Front Counter Offensive: Taking Every Opportunity to Score with Jeremy O’Neal, popular industry trainer and successful service advisor and shop owner

Wednesday, Jan. 16: Noon-1 p.m., Central – Get in the game in 2019 by ensuring your service advisor has the information, skills and know-how to be more successful in their role. In this webinar, you will learn how to: set up your sale at the initial write up; get more buy in from your customer; use the vehicle timeline to maximize every sale both now and into the future; create a customized maintenance and repair plan that is tailored for each customer and finally, deliver the sale with maximum results. Register Now.

Why a DTC Is Not Always Displayed with G. Jerry Truglia, technical trainer and owner of Automotive Technician Training Services

Wednesday, Feb. 20: Noon-1 p.m., Central – Have you ever worked on a vehicle and diagnosed a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) only to have the DTC come back? When the “You Failed” Check Engine light comes on after you repaired the vehicle, it’s not good for you or the vehicle owner. This webinar will help alleviate those type of issues. After viewing this webinar, you will be able to diagnosis and repair DTCs and driveability more efficiently. You will also learn: the right way to diagnosis DTCs and driveability problems (you don’t need a factory scan tool); using a scan tool’s different modes; the PIDs you must view and why it’s important to never erase DTCs. Register Now.

Washington Watch with Robert L. Redding Jr., legislative representative for the Automotive Service Association’s Washington, D.C., office

Wednesday, March 20, 2019: Noon-1 p.m., Central – Get an update on the 2019 state legislative sessions and learn about legislation that will impact shop owners. In addition, we will discuss the first quarter of 2019 and what will be on the legislative agenda that will be of interest to shop owners – both on the mechanical and collision fronts. Register Now.


ASA offers free webinars to keep you updated on the following issues:

The Even Better I-CAR with Nick NotteHeld on Sept. 11, 2018, this webinar addressed the enhancements to ICAR‘s Professional Development Program (PDP) that will be implemented in early 2019. It reviewed the industry’s involvement in these enhancements, discussed the reasons for the changes, gave an overview of the changes to the PDP and outlined the transition from current state to the new program. In addition, Notte addressed some FAQs about the new program.
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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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