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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.

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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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Biden Admin Awards $623 Million in Grants to Expand EV Charging Infrastructure

January 12, 2024

The Biden Administration has announced that it has awarded grants worth a combined $623 million to help expand EV charging infrastructure in the United States. Administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the grants are funded by the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which allocated $2.5 billion towards…

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UPDATE: U.S. House to Vote on Imported Material Exception for EV Chargers

January 8, 2024

The United States House of Representatives plans to vote this week on a resolution that would nullify a rule – finalized by the Federal Highway Administration – that would temporarily waive certain domestic content requirements for electric vehicle (EV) chargers funded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021…

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U.S. Senators Raise Alarm on Alleged Tesla Safety Flaws

January 3, 2024

United States Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have sent a letter to Elon Musk following a report from Reuters on Tesla vehicles’ safety flaws. In their letter, the Senators note that, “[t]he report details complaints about suspension connection points, including fore and aft links, and sudden losses…

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