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The Automotive Service Association (ASA) advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. Our Washington, D.C., office – located just steps away from the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives office buildings – is ASA members’ link to the legislative and regulatory issues that are most relevant to automotive repair businesses.

ASA monitors issues at the state and federal level, identifying legislation and regulations most important to members. ASA’s D.C. office serves as an advocate on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies on behalf of independent repairers. ASA provides information and grassroots opportunities through its legislative website,, and various association publications. ASA’s goal is to advance the plight of independent automotive repairers, protecting our members from legislation and regulations that may harm their businesses, and advancing those policies that make our members’ businesses stronger.

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NHTSA Proposes Allowing Public to Compare New Vehicles’ Pedestrian Crash Protections

May 31, 2023

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed and seeks public comment on a regulation that would provide consumers information on the ability for vehicles to prevent collisions with pedestrians. The rule would be an update to NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program. The proposal also addresses several mandates from…

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NHTSA Proposed Regulation to Require AEB Technology in Cars

May 31, 2023

Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a new regulation that would require that all new passenger cars and light trucks come equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems. This proposal was initiated by a provision in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which directed NHTSA to…

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Federal Judge Denies AAI Request to block MA Right-to-Repair Law’s Implementation

May 31, 2023

Yesterday, a federal judge ruled against the Alliance for Automotive Innovation’s motion to block the enforcement of Massachusetts’ right-to-repair legislation passed by voters in a referendum in 2020. AAI argued that the law shouldn’t take affect until after the federal lawsuit against the law is resolved. With the court’s ruling,…

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US House Republicans Send Letter to EPA Opposing Proposed Emissions Regulation

May 22, 2023

Today, the EPA received a letter signed by 151 Republican members of the U.S. House. The letter urged the EPA to rescind its proposed rule that would create more stringent tail pipe emissions regulations for light and medium-heavy vehicles. If enacted, the rule would increasingly cap the amount of carbon…

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California Approves Rule Phasing Out Gas-Powered Trucks and Buses

May 2, 2023

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Friday approved new regulations that will eventually remove all gas-powered trucks and buses from the state’s roads. In keeping with California’s zero-emission goals, the Advanced Clean Fleets rule will end sales of medium and heavy-duty combustion trucks in California by 2036. The rule…

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EPA Proposes Rules that would Significantly Lower Emissions

April 12, 2023

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed rules that would significantly lower automotive emissions. Click here to read the EPA’s official press release on the proposal. Key provisions include: Fleet average of no more than 82 grams of carbon/mile (light duty cars and trucks and medium duty vehicles)…

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