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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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ASA Board Approves Policy Position Statement on OEM Repair Procedures

July 18, 2023

The ASA Board of Directors has approved the following policy position statement on OEM Repair Procedures: Insurers Should Account for OEM Repair Procedure Research in Estimates ASA supports the research, application, and documentation of OEM repair procedures before, during, and after completing a repair. OEMs develop, test, and verify repair…

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ASA and Automakers Reach Landmark Agreement on Right-to-Repair

July 11, 2023

The Automotive Service Association, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation – the trade group for automakers who manufacture 98% of all cars sold in the United States – have reached a landmark agreement that will add additional safeguards on automotive right-to-repair. This agreement ensures…

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FTC Reaches Settlement with Operators of Extended Automobile Warranty Scam

July 6, 2023

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against Kole Consulting Group and its owner Daniel Kole. The FTC charged Kole and his company in February 2022 with running a telemarketing scam that pitched, what they called, their American Vehicle Protection program. Hundreds of thousands of consumers…

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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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