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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 Signs Letter to CT DMV to Protect Fair Market

September 19, 2023

The Automotive Service Association has signed a letter, addressed to Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Tony Guerrera, seeking clarification and offering guidance on interpreting Public Act. No. 23-40 New Section 24. This new regulation states: “Section 24(b): During the course of performing repair work or changing the oil or…

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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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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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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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