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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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Hearing in U.S. House Held on Autonomous Trucks

September 15, 2023

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, held a hearing on autonomous heavy-duty vehicles. Elected officials on the committee heard testimony from and asked questions directed towards the following witnesses: Chris Urmson, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Innovation, Inc.…

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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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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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