Automotive Service Association (ASA)

North Richland Hills, TX 76182-4712


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8209 Mid Cities Blvd.,
Suite 100
North Richland Hills, TX 76182-4712
(817) 514-2900

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The Automotive Service Association (ASA) advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. Since 1951, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has been the leading organization for owners and managers of automotive service businesses that strive to deliver excellence in service and repairs to consumers.

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ASA focuses on key membership initiatives for 2022

Jan. 7, 2022
Changing business climate underscores ASA’s need for change, relevancy
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ASA’s new regional model expansion continues with growing momentum

Dec. 16, 2021
Successful planning retreat prepares association to move ahead in its launch of new model.
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President Biden signs executive order on clean energy, electric vehicles

Dec. 14, 2021
The order is meant to make the federal government carbon neutral through the use of renewable power sources and building materials to construct and run federal buildings, and ...
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First episode of ASA’s Auto Innovators Technology and Telematics Podcast released

Dec. 14, 2021
Ep. 1: transitioning to an 'all-electric' automotive future
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Industry News

U.S. DOT takes first steps for a national network of EV charging stations

Dec. 2, 2021
Bipartisan infrastructure package authorized $7.5 billion for EV charging.
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ASA to launch Technology and Telematics podcast series

Dec. 1, 2021
This podcast is the first in a series of podcasts entitled “A Changing Fleet,” which will feature conversations with industry leaders about the automotive industry’s shift towards...
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ASA names Regional Executive Director for Southeast Region

Nov. 30, 2021
Mary Steele, executive director of ASA Florida, is named to the new role.
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ASA names regional executive director for Great Lakes Region

Nov. 22, 2021
Mike McManus, former president of National Auto Body Council, is named to new role.
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Industry News

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes new vehicle safety provisions

Nov. 19, 2021
Legislation updates active safety requirements for the front end of vehicles’ hoods and bumpers to improve pedestrian safety
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ASA names new regional executive director for Mountain Region

Nov. 16, 2021
Julie Massoro, executive director of ASA Colorado, is named to new role.

Articles & News

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Auto industry data access agreement discussed in Capitol Hill hearing

Oct. 27, 2023
Congressional skepticism around the need for legislation grows.
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ASA speaks to U.S. House Committee at REPAIR Act hearing

Scott Benavidez, board of directors chairman of the Automotive Service Association (ASA), testified before a U.S. House committee that the agreement with automakers ensures independent...
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ASA: Industry Right-to-Repair agreement strengthened by support from Tesla and Rivian

Sept. 11, 2023
The latest development signifies that the agreement will now cover nearly 100 percent of auto makes.
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ASA Board of Directors Chairman Scott Benavidez testifies before U.S. House Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Right to Repair

July 19, 2023
Benavidez touts the ASA’s right-to-repair agreement with automakers and expresses concern with a lack of quality standard provisions in the SMART Act.
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Texas Senate Transportation Committee puts an end to anti-car safety bill

April 3, 2023
The Texas Senate Transportation Committee rejected legislation that would have eliminated Texas’ vehicle safety inspection program.
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House Vehicle Data Access Caucus will be essential in addressing critical concerns for all stakeholders

Feb. 17, 2023
The issue of 'right to repair' and vehicle data access continue to gain prominence in the national conversation and the legislative agenda.
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Midterm elections: What the results mean for the automotive repair industry

Nov. 28, 2022
The new Republican majority in the U.S. House means a change in leadership and committee assignments.
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ASA to shops: ask your representatives to join Vehicle Data Caucus

Sept. 30, 2022
The Vehicle Data Caucus is a bipartisan group formed to address the issue of vehicle data access.
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Study finds fewer roadway fatalities in states with inspection programs

Sept. 19, 2022
ASA participated in a Capitol Hill briefing for a study of data from 1975 to 2018 found there were 5.5 percent fewer roadway fatalities in states with I/M programs.
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2022 MSO Symposium Conference agenda released

Sept. 8, 2022
Developed by the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the MSO Symposium advisory board, the conference includes unique programming with insight on a diverse set of topics....

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ASA X50 Conference and Expo

March 31, 2021
The X50 Automotive Conference & Expo will take the feel of a physical conference and bring it to you in the virtual world.
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Techs connect at VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo

March 9, 2014
Techs, educators and shop owners expand knowledge for three days in Overland Park, Kan.
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ASRW draws thousands to New Orleans

Oct. 15, 2012
Attendees learn about all aspects of automotive repair and service.


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Podcast: A changing fleet

Dec. 7, 2021
In the first episode of Technology and Telematics (TTF) podcast, industry experts Wayne Weikel and Bob Redding discuss the future of electric vehicles.
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Podcast: Electrification: The next step

Nov. 19, 2021
In this episode of ASA's podcast, Tony Mossuto explores what's now and what's next in electric powertrains.
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Podcast: HEV's and BEV's: You're probably more ready than you think

Oct. 20, 2021
In this episode of ASA's podcast, Craig Van Battenburg discusses what shop owners and technicians need to know to incorporate hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) and battery-electric...
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ASA's Ron Pyle explains NASTF's new autonomy

Oct. 15, 2012
NASTF has its first full-time executive, Skip Potter

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Rise in catalytic converter thefts sparks state and federal legislation

June 7, 2022
Thefts more than tripled between 2019 and 2020
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Podcast Playlist: May 2022

May 13, 2022
Find out what's new in the auto repair industry with this month's podcast playlist.
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Portions of the $49.8 million budget will go toward Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving Systems (ADS) research that facilitates innovation and development of new tests, tools, and procedures to properly evaluate the safety of new technologies surrounding highly and fully automated vehicles.

Biden administration focuses on EVs, ADAS

April 26, 2022
Portions of the $49.8 million will go toward automated driving systems (ADS) research
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Right to Repair: Views from the Biden Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, and the agriculture industry

March 1, 2022
It is essential that independent repair shops retain access to the vehicle data, tools, and equipment necessary to repair cars that consumers bring to their shops.
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Podcast Playlist: December 2021

Dec. 1, 2021
Your on-the-go playlist for what's new in the industry.
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What is it like to be a female in the automotive industry?

Nov. 17, 2021
Hear from two leading experts on how their careers began and advice for other women.
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ASA names VP of Regional Services

Nov. 12, 2021
Announcement made following the association's new organizational model
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Legalization of marijuana and its impact on transportation

Nov. 1, 2021
Will a change in drug regulations affect road safety in the United States?

Technology & Telematics Forum transitions to virtual webinar series

Oct. 26, 2021
The 8th annual event will no longer take place live in Las Vegas on Nov. 1 in conjunction with the CARS Executive Outlook.
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ASA member-shops gain new resources to educate customers on importance of car care

Oct. 8, 2021
New videos on ADAS and brake replacement parts equip mechanical and collision shops to help educate customers on their car care decisions.
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What to consider when making equipment purchases

July 22, 2021
Buying equipment for your shop can be a daunting task, but having an understanding of cost accounting can help ease your decision-making.

CARS Executive Outlook to kick off Industry Week in Las Vegas

June 15, 2021
On Nov. 1 in Las Vegas, ASA National is hosting the Congress of Automotive Repair & Service (CARS) Executive Outlook, a popular live industry event that will also exclusively ...
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Changes in the auto industry: Direct sale, EV manufacturing, and infrastructure

May 1, 2021
Further changes push an increasingly electric transportation world
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ASA releases interactive app, ASA Engage

April 26, 2021
The mobile app will allow members to easily receive important membership information, access latest industry news, register for industry events, get breaking legislative updates...

ASA joins AAVOR in comments to NHTSA on proposed cybersecurity guidelines

April 1, 2021
Issues of data ownership, access, and even privacy are at the forefront of upcoming legislative agendas — in every industry, not just automobiles.
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Registration now open for ASA's new virtual event, ASA X50

March 16, 2021
The two-day agenda is packed with more than 50 sessions for shop management, technicians, and service advisors.
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ASA releases position statement on scanning compensation for collision repairers

March 5, 2021
The Automotive Service Associated acknowledges the act of scanning a vehicle using a qualified scan tool as a necessary and not-included operation that is expressed on a repair...

U.S. Congress passes economic relief legislation

Dec. 22, 2020
The U.S. Congress passed the $900 billion COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Relief Act. This legislation is the second largest stimulus package ever passed, behind the CARES Act, which...
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Registration opens for 2020 MSO Symposium

Oct. 20, 2020
The 2020 MSO Symposium will run as a series of 90-minute daily webinar sessions that provide insight and guidance on the most important issues in the automotive collision repair...
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ASA annual business meeting scheduled for October

Sept. 22, 2020
Originally scheduled for May and rescheduled for August, ASA’s ABM will now take place online – for members only – on Oct. 9.
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MSO Symposium moves to virtual format

Aug. 11, 2020
The Automotive Service Association announced that the event will take place the week of November 9 as a virtual symposium, free to all attendees.
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Automotive Service Association advocates for small business owners during COVID-19 outbreak

March 19, 2020
ASA urges members to contact their governor for federal Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration requests.
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ASA announces new benefit with national partner Tekmetric

Oct. 9, 2019
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced that it is partnering with an industry-leading auto repair shop management system, Tekmetric. This new partnership will provide...
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Training and Resources

Automotive Service Association hosts webinar on diagnostic challenges

Aug. 20, 2019
The webinar will be held Wednesday, August 21 at noon CDT and will focus on diagnostic challenges and the world around us.

Bosch, ASA partner for advanced collision and diagnostic training

Jan. 4, 2018
The webinar series will cover diagnostic tool selection, pre/post scanning, module reprogramming, advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) recalibration and more.
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Vehicle Data Access Bill would create aftermarket stakeholder committee at U.S. DOT

Dec. 20, 2017
If enacted, the bill would establish a congressional advisory committee comprised of representatives of the automotive aftermarket.
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Training and Resources

VISION Expo to offer heavy duty management and technical training

Dec. 15, 2017
VISION 2018, the hi-tech training & expo, will take place on March 1 through 4 in Kansas City.

DOT releases revisions to self-driving cars guidance

Sept. 18, 2017
This document updates the original 2016 guidance by incorporating public and congressional feedback.
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ASA holds inaugural Connected CARS event

May 30, 2017
The event provided an in-depth look at the technical aspects of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
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ASA supports vehicle scanning pre- and post-collision repair

May 2, 2017
ASA’s position is consistent with similar positions issued by General Motors, Audi, Honda, FCA (Chrysler), Toyota, Nissan and the Equipment and Tool institute and other industry...

State and Federal policy focus shifts to vehicle technology

Feb. 1, 2017
ASA anticipates many more technology-specific bills over the course of the next few years as the legislative process attempts to keep pace with the rate of technology development...
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ASA Automotive Safety webinar addresses improving vehicle safety and supporting PMVI

Oct. 4, 2016
On Sept. 27, 2016, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) held a webinar on periodic motor vehicle safety inspection (PMVI) programs and new safety technologies.
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ASA to host webinar on automotive safety inspections, new safety technologies

Sept. 16, 2016
Sept. 27 webinar to address importance of programs to consumers and the industry.
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ASA and the Auto Alliance host third technology and telematics forum at NACE | CARS

Aug. 23, 2016
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (The Alliance) hosted the third Technology and Telematics Forum (TTF) last week in Anaheim...
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Training and Resources

ASA, AVI to offer training alongside AAPEX 2016

July 6, 2016
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and AVI have teamed up to offer attendees two full days of management and technical training on Monday, Oct. 31 and Tuesday, Nov. 1, at...
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U.S. Department of Labor issues final overtime rule

May 24, 2016
Employers will be required to raise the salaries of employees to or above the salary level to maintain their exempt status, pay overtime in addition to the employee’s current ...

ASA to hold third annual Vehicle Safety Inspection Forum

May 12, 2016
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) will hold the third Vehicle Safety Inspection Forum in Houston on Oct. 19.

Utah legislation would eliminate safety inspections

Feb. 23, 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...
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ASA launches OE information resource

Feb. 20, 2016
The ASA Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Resource website will serve as a consolidated hub for manufacturer-specific scan tool information, calibration and reprogramming ...

ASA testifies on Capitol Hill regarding PARTS Act legislation

Feb. 2, 2016
Dan Risley, the Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) president and executive director, testified on behalf of the automotive repair industry.

ASA posts video recording of second annual Vehicle Safety Inspection Forum

Feb. 2, 2016
The forum featured presentations from a number of automotive safety experts who shared their experiences with safety inspections and collaborated on strategies to improve public...
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ASA issues request for presentations at NACE

Jan. 14, 2016
If you have a presentation you would like to share with professionals in the independent automotive service and collision repair industry, the Automotive Service Association (...
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U.S. DOT recommends updated safety rating system for new vehicles

Dec. 10, 2015
The new DOT proposal takes into consideration new and emerging vehicle technologies.

ASA co-hosts second annual Vehicle Safety Inspection Forum

Dec. 8, 2015
One of the major issues raised during the forum was the lack of data comparing the numbers of automotive accidents, injuries and deaths in states with safety inspection programs...
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ASA announces schedule of regional training programs

Nov. 19, 2015
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced an initiative designed to bring management and technical training to several regions of the United States in 2016.
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ASA finalizes program for second annual safety inspection forum

Nov. 17, 2015
The Forum’s mission is to raise awareness about the importance of periodic vehicle inspection programs to motorist’s safety and develop strategies to protect these programs nationwide...
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ASA prepares for second annual safety inspection forum

Nov. 12, 2015
The forum’s mission is to raise awareness about the importance of periodic vehicle inspection programs to motorist’s safety and develop strategies to protect these programs nationwide...
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ASA, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers creates tool info database for repairers

Nov. 5, 2015
The ASA OEM Resource Center is a joint project designed to consolidate and simplify access to tool information for repairers.
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ASA announces new Collision Division Operations Committee study

Aug. 25, 2015
This initiative by the ASA Collision Division Operations Committee will document the repair process necessary to restore aluminum panels with varying degrees of hail damage.