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The Automotive Service Association

ASA is the only not-for-profit trade association of its kind EXCLUSIVELY dedicated to and governed by independent service and repair professionals like you. You know your business and we know our members. That makes for a perfect partnership. Contact us today!


“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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Episode 84 – Great Ideas for Finding and Developing the Next Generation of Technicians

Dave Hinz is the owner of Mastertech Auto Repair in Algonquin, IL. Like many in the automotive service industry, his interest in fixing what’s broken started early. He founded Mastertech in 2002 and never looked back. The opportunities for growth are there for those who recognize them, and Dave’s philosophy of treating customer like family have served him well over the years.

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Episode 83 – Building on Your Passion and Giving Back

Brian Smith is the owner of Gig Harbor Automotive Service in Washington State. He started in the business when he was 16 years old, working in a gas station for what would become his future father and mother-in-law. His journey to own his own repair shop will be familiar to many ASA members who represent the baby boomer segment of our industry.

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Episode 82 – Growing Up in the Business and Preparing for the Future

Jake McLaughlin is another one of our next-generation of business leaders in the automotive service industry. In this episode, Jake talks about how his dad, Randy, started as a mobile technician before founding the family business, National Automotive Repair in North Phoenix in 1997.

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Episode 81 – Bringing our industry UP! We’re in this together—let’s learn from one another.

Phil Carpenter is a young man with a lot of responsibility as the Director of Operations for Urban AutoCare and Avalon Automotive. He’s also the President of the ASA Colorado Mechanical Division and has a keen interest in local legislative and community issues.

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Cooper Tire shares ‘The Art & Science of Tire Design’

New tires are not likely to be at the top of your customers’ holiday wish lists, yet choosing and replacing tires should be a priority for everyone who owns a car. When it comes to vehicle safety and maintenance, tires are often an afterthought – but selecting the right tire, along with consistent tire maintenance, is absolutely critical when it comes to staying safe on the road.

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