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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, TakingTheHill.org, 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.

Featured Posts

ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: May 30, 2024

May 30, 2024

Click here to read the latest edition of ASA’s Repair Policy Scan Tool newsletter. 

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Rhode Island State Senate Passes Pro-OEM Parts Bill

May 17, 2024

The Rhode Island State Senate passed a bill that would restrict insurance companies’ ability to refuse to cover OEM repair parts in certain situations. Under the current law in Rhode Island, insurers are not allowed to require the use of non-OEM parts on vehicles that are less than 48 months…

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NY Bill Would Require Safety Inspection Update Study

May 16, 2024

A bill introduced in the New York State Legislature – Assembly Bill (AB) 8190/ Senate Bill (SB) 9436 – would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to “conduct a study to examine and update the requirements of safety inspections conducted on motorcycles, gasoline, zero emissions and alternative fuel vehicles to…

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California Air Resources Board Announces New Clean Truck Check OBD Requirements

March 11, 2024

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced that new Clean Truck Check OBD requirements will be instituted sometime in early 2024. When it was launched in 2023, the Clean Truck Check OBD requirement – which applies to diesel and diesel hybrid heavy-duty vehicles model 2013 and newer as well…

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ASA Launches “Repair Policy Scan Tool” Legislative Newsletter

January 30, 2024

Lawmakers rely on constituent feedback to make good decisions. Staying informed about the laws they are considering that could impact an auto repair shop owner or operator’s ability to run a successful business empowers repairers to speak up in crucial moments. But it’s hard to keep up with the news,…

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UPDATE: EPA Sends Tailpipe Emissions Proposal to White House for Final Review

January 22, 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent its high profile tailpipe rules proposal to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review. The proposal’s intended impact is for 67 percent of light-vehicles sold in the United States by 2032 to electric vehicles (EVs). OMB is…

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