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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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EU Advances Legislation on Vehicle Data Access

April 6, 2023

The European Union Parliament held the first of three votes needed to pass legislation that would amend its Data Act to account for vehicle data access. The legislation passed that first round vote. If it were to pass the next two rounds, it would change EU law to allow drivers…

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TX State Senate Committee Approves SB 1083

April 6, 2023

The Texas State Senate’s Business & Commerce Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill (SB) 1083 on Tuesday. SB 1083 would mandate insurance companies to: Require the use of the part, product, or repair process used by the OEM or distributor to repair the vehicle for cars owned for LESS than 36…

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NHTSA Reports Car Crash Fatalities in 2021 Highest since 2005

April 4, 2023

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report detailing crashes involving motorists in 2021. The increase in crashes from 2020 to 2021 outpaced the increase in vehicles on the road for the same time period. In 2021, 42,939 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, a 10%…

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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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