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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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Alliance for Automotive Innovation Statement on Maine Ballot Question 4 Result

November 8, 2023

Statement on Maine’s Question 4 WASHINGTON, DC – Alliance for Automotive Innovation released the following statement on the results of Maine’s Question 4 ballot initiative. John Bozzella, president and CEO of Alliance for Automotive Innovation, said: “The Question 4 results are disappointing but hardly surprising. Out-of-state, big-box auto retailers –…

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Bangor Daily News Opposes Ballot Question 4

October 30, 2023

The Bangor Daily News Editorial Board published an editorial piece in which they urged Mainers to vote NO on ballot question 4. Mainers will be casting votes on this question on November 7. Proponents of ballot question 4 claim the law would enshrine a vehicle right to repair. After speaking…

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ASA DC Representative Bob Redding Discusses Data Access on ACRA Panel

October 24, 2023

ASA DC Representative Bob Redding spoke today on a panel hosted by the American Car Rental Association (ACRA) to discuss the vehicle data access issue. Speaking before national car rental executives in a conference room in the U.S. Capitol, Redding shared ASA’s position on right to repair, its track record…

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Progress Towards Building EV Charging Network using Federal Dollars Varies by State

November 28, 2023

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed in 2021 allocated $7.5 billion towards building a national EV charging network. Each state assumes responsibility for spending those funds and implementation oversight. As expected, the current status this endeavor varies by state. No EV charger installed using these federal funds are operational…

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NJ Approves Zero Emission Vehicles Regulation

November 27, 2023

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) announced last week that the state will move forward with adopting California’s Advanced Clean Cars Rule II. Beginning in 2027, the regulation will require vehicle manufacturers to produce fleets comprised of a certain percentage of electric vehicles, with that percentage growing each year. All…

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EPA Excludes MVAC Fluid Recovery from Final Ruling on Hydrofluorocarbons

October 12, 2023

Yesterday, the EPA released its final rulemaking on the Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs): Management of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons and Substitutes under Section (h) of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020. Notably for automotive repairers, the regulation excludes any mention of the recovery/recycling/reclamation of MVAC (motor vehicle air conditioner) refrigerant…

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