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ASA Hosts Telematics Policy Webinar

A full recording of the Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) webinar hosted last Wednesday on the current state of telematics and new technology policy is now available. Speakers during the webinar represented the aftermarket and the original equipment manufacturers, and included: Donny Seyfer, AAM, chairman of ASA and co-owner of Seyfer Automotive in Wheat Ridge, Colo.

ASA Hosting Telematics Policy Webinar

The Automotive Service Association’s Washington, D.C., office will host a webinar on the current state of telematics and new-technology policy on July 27 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. During ASA’s upcoming webinar, participants will hear from aftermarket representatives, vehicle manufacturers and ASA leadership about the implications of policy developments for repair professionals, the association said. Telematics

ASA, AVI Offering Training During AAPEX 2016

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and AVI are offering two days of management and technical training during AAPEX 2016 on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The ASA management training for automotive repair shop owners, managers and service advisers will cover topics such as “Maintenance Profit Master,” “Strategies for

Federal-Mogul Motorparts Becomes ASA Corporate Member

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., has joined the Automotive Service Association (ASA) as the group’s newest corporate member. With a corporate membership, companies can expand their relationship with ASA in the collision repair and automotive service segments, ASA said. “We are delighted to partner with an organization like ASA and their members,”

New Hampshire Legislature Approves Aftermarket Parts Disclosure Bill

The New Hampshire House and Senate have passed aftermarket parts disclosure legislation, SB 436, that requires an insurer to disclose whether or not an estimate has been prepared based on the use of aftermarket parts. The bill currently awaits final approval from the New Hampshire governor. Under the new law, an insurer that does not

ASA Hosting Vehicle Safety Event in Houston

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is hosting its third Vehicle Safety Inspection Forum in Houston on Oct. 19. The forum will bring together shop owners, industry leaders, and policymakers to discuss the importance of periodic motor vehicle inspection (PMVI) programs and what can be done to protect these programs, the ASA said. The ASA said

ASA Discusses Telematics on Capitol Hill

The Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) mechanical leaders met with members of Congress and staff last week to discuss telematics and new-vehicle technologies. During the meeting, ASA members updated their representatives on the importance of new technologies and telematics to independent automotive repair shops and consumers, as well as the efforts of the automotive industry. “The

ASA Hosting Annual Business Meeting

The Automotive Service Association is hosting its annual business meeting April 25-27 at The Westin Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va., near Washington, D.C. The event kicks off with a welcome reception on April 25. The following day, April 26, ASA will host an open board meeting from 8 a.m. to noon followed by a

Illinois Bill Proposes New Vehicle Storage Requirements

A new House Bill (HB 6169) has been introduced in Illinois that would require new vehicle storage requirements. The legislature would require vehicle storage providers to send a certified letter that outlines their rates to the vehicle lienholder, the entity that leased the vehicle or gave the driver a loan to buy the vehicle, before

ASA Hosting Second Annual Safety Inspection Forum

The Automotive Service Association (ASA), ASA-Midwest and the Missouri Alliance of Automotive Service Providers are hosting the Second Annual Safety Inspection Forum from noon-4 p.m., on Dec. 2 at Hunter Engineering in St. Louis, Mo. The forum will raise awareness about periodic vehicle inspection programs that are important to motorist’s safety and the development of

Ohio Legislature Considering Mechanical Repairers Registration

The Ohio Senate’s Transportation, Commerce and Labor Committee held a second hearing on Senate Bill (SB) 37, which would extend the jurisdiction of the Motor Vehicle Repair Board (MVRB) to include mechanical repairers. Currently, only collision repair facilities in Ohio are required to register with the MVRB. The current law creates a loophole that allows

Registration Open for Next Week’s Vehicle Safety Inspection Forum

Registration is still open for the Nov. 14 Vehicle Safety Inspection and Maintenance Forum in East Norriton, Pa. The forum, hosted by the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), will address the importance of periodic motor vehicle inspection programs and what can be done to protect these programs. Forum participants include