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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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CA Legislature Sends Bill Requiring Humans in Self-Driving Trucks to Governor

September 12, 2023

Yesterday, the California State Senate passed Assembly Bill 316 by a 36-2 margin. AB 316 would require heavy duty vehicles on California roads to have a licensed human in the vehicle while the vehicle is in operation. With the bill’s passage in the senate and its previous 69-4 passage in…

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Tesla and Rivian Support ASA’s R2R Agreement with AAI and SCRS

August 24, 2023

Auto manufacturers Tesla and Rivian have notified the Automotive Service Association, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists, and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation that it supports and is aligned on the Right-to-Repair agreement signed by the three industry groups. Key components of the agreement: “There shall be available for purchase…

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EPA Lowers Enforcement Priority of Aftermarket Defeat Devices

August 21, 2023

The EPA has downgraded aftermarket defeat devices on its list of top priorities. Last week, the agency released its National Enforcement Compliance Initiative list for 2024-2027. Aftermarket defeat devices had been on the list from 2020-2023. They are now classified as a standard “core” priority. Click here to learn more. 

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U.S. House Passes Bill to Prevent Combustion Engine Bans

September 19, 2023

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would block states from limiting sales of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. The Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act (H.R. 1435) passed 222-190, with eight Democrats voting in favor. The bill is not expected to progress through the Senate. The…

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EPA Clarifies Agricultural Equipment Repair Rights

August 8, 2023

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has responded to a request from the National Farmers Union (NFU) for clarity on their right to repair agricultural equipment. In its reply letter to the NFU, the EPA confirmed that the Clean Air Act of 1990 prohibits agricultural equipment manufacturers from preventing…

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EPA Official Testifies before House subcommittee on Proposed Emissions Regulations

June 21, 2023

The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs heard testimony earlier today from Joseph Goffman, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator in the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR). Members of the Republican majority expressed concerns with the EPA’s proposed regulations that…

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