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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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NHTSA Proposes Allowing Public to Compare New Vehicles’ Pedestrian Crash Protections

May 31, 2023

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed and seeks public comment on a regulation that would provide consumers information on the ability for vehicles to prevent collisions with pedestrians. The rule would be an update to NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program. The proposal also addresses several mandates from…

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NHTSA Proposed Regulation to Require AEB Technology in Cars

May 31, 2023

Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a new regulation that would require that all new passenger cars and light trucks come equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems. This proposal was initiated by a provision in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which directed NHTSA to…

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Federal Judge Denies AAI Request to block MA Right-to-Repair Law’s Implementation

May 31, 2023

Yesterday, a federal judge ruled against the Alliance for Automotive Innovation’s motion to block the enforcement of Massachusetts’ right-to-repair legislation passed by voters in a referendum in 2020. AAI argued that the law shouldn’t take affect until after the federal lawsuit against the law is resolved. With the court’s ruling,…

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EPA Restores California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Waiver

March 11, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restored the waiver allowing California the authority to enforce more stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) restrictions. This waiver was previously revoked under the Trump administration. This waiver also allows other states to follow in California’s lead and enforce stricter GHG emissions restrictions in their states…

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U.S. Postal Service Estimates EV Fleet Will Cost $3.3 Billion

January 11, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement last month that analyzes a variety of proposed solutions for new purchases in the postal service fleet. The agency estimates that it would cost $3.3 billion or more to transition the postal service fleet to entirely electric. The proposed Build…

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California Air Resources Board Releases EV Charging Station Map

September 27, 2021

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released an interactive map showing all of the electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in California. This map is in accordance with a resolution that was passed by the state legislature directing CARB to create maps of the network of EV charging stations in…

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