ASA Announces ‘Magical’ Destination for 2018 Annual Meeting

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, July 10, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is thrilled to announce the location of our 2018 Annual Business Meeting & Conference. To support the board of directors’ and staff’s desire to re-establish this event as a can’t-miss opportunity for members and their families, next year’s Annual Business Meeting &

ASA-CT’s 2017 Golf Outing Benefits Volunteer Firefighters

On Friday, June 2, ASA-CT held its 7th Annual Golf Outing at the Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, CT. The event attracted over 70 attendees, and proceeds benefitted the Wallingford Volunteer Fire Department’s Explorer’s Program. ASA-CT Executive Director Lisa Siembab states, “Based on the generosity of our golfers and sponsors, we raised $6000 for

ASA-Massachusetts/Rhode Island is ASA’s Newest Affiliate

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, July 17, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is excited to announce a new affiliate to its organization: ASA-Massachusetts/Rhode Island (ASA-MA/RI). The Affiliate’s executive director will be Stephen Regan. Regan has been involved in the collision and mechanical repair community since 1999. He has an impressive record of working in

I-CAR and ASE Announce Collaborations that Align and Build on Training, Curriculum, and Certification

ANAHEIM, Calif. – August 10, 2016 – I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair and ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence announced a collaboration that align and build on I-CAR’s training and curriculum plus ASE’s testing and certification program. I-CAR and ASE have been working for more than a year and a

ASA to Host Webinar on U.S. DOL Overtime Rule

Webinar to Explain Implications for Mechanical and Collision Shops WASHINGTON, D.C., June 3, 2016 – Mark your calendar: On June 15, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) will hold a webinar on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Overtime Rule. The rule updates the regulations governing which executive, administrative and professional employees are entitled to the

Automotive Service Association of Connecticut Hosts Golf Outing to Benefit Military Support Organization

Middlefield, CT — Over 90 Golfers recently attended The Automotive Service Association of Connecticut’s sixth annual golf outing at the Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield CT, where monies were raised to donate to various veteran’s organization in Connecticut. “ASA – CT’s annual golf outing raises funds each year to give to local charities within

ASA CT Fender Bender Feature

March 11, 2016—The Connecticut Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding held a hearing Wednesday on Senate Bill 335, which would eliminate the sales and use tax on goods used exclusively in a business process. The bill is specifically correcting a 1999 Department of Revenue Services ruling that has allowed taxation on paint and materials

ASA Holds Press Conference on New OE Information Resource

Go to http://oerepairinfo.com WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 18, 2016 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA), in conjunction with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, has launched a new information resource for automotive repairers. The ASA Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Resource website will serve as a consolidated hub for manufacturer-specific scan tool information, calibration and reprogramming updates; training

Utah Bill Would Eliminate Safety Inspections

Ends all Safety Inspection Requirements WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 22, 2016 – Utah Representative Norman Thurston, R-64, has introduced House Bill 319, which would repeal the requirement that certain vehicles obtain a safety inspection certificate to be registered and to operate on a highway. Under current law, vehicles registered in Utah must undergo safety inspections based

ASA Collision Leaders Hold Meetings on Capitol Hill

Encourage Congress to Review Most Favored Nation Clauses ASA’s collision leaders met with their members of Congress and staff to discuss the impact of Most Favored Nation (MFN) clauses in direct repair agreements. ASA members gave real-life examples of the effects of the MFN clause on collision repair shops, as well as consumers, and asked

Mechanical Leaders Advocate for Safety Inspection Programs During Capitol Hill Fly-in

ASA’s mechanical leaders met with their members of Congress and staff to discuss the importance of periodic motor vehicle safety inspections during the recent Capitol Hill Fly-in. ASA members proposed ideas for potential federal incentives for states wanting to establish new safety inspection programs or strengthen existing programs. The group also stressed that these inspections

ASA Announces New Affiliate: ASA-Connecticut

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced a new affiliate: ASA- Connecticut. Dan Risley, ASA’s president and executive director, in making the announcement, said: “We are extremely excited to welcome ASA-Connecticut – formerly known as the Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists – as our 16th affiliated association. This group of repairers represents the leadership in Connecticut

Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists Launch Meeting Season with Industry Leaders

Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists members recently gathered to begin their 2014 – 2015 meeting season by hosting a dinner banquet in October and a general member meeting in November at the Hilton Garden Inn in Milford. Industry leader Dan Risley, President & Executive Director of Automotive Services Association (ASA) provided dinner guests with an industry

Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists donate $13,000 for Operation Comfort

The Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists (CCRS) 3rd Annual Golf outing raised $13,000 for Operation Comfort’s AutoMotivation Program. Members joined the effort by making individual donations as well. CCRS donated $10,000, CARSTAR CT donated $2,000 and other members contributed as well to bring the total donation to thirteen thousand dollars. As members of the collision repair

Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists Awards Tech Schools with Funding for I-CAR Training

Three Connecticut Technical High Schools seek to enhance their I-CAR training and education programs for their students, and now they have the funds to do so – thanks to monies donated by the Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists Association (CCRS) at their recent dinner banquet. “CCRS is absolutely committed to education and training” says Lisa Siembab,

Collision Association Launches Student Placement Program for Connecticut Technical Schools

The Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists Association, a member of the National Auto Body Council (NABC), is pleased to announce the launch of the Advanced Student Placement Program, created by members of CCRS. This is the first cooperative project between the the Connecticut technical high schools collision repair administration and the association. The eight qualifying technical