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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.

Featured Posts

Federal Agency Issues Warning on Substandard Aftermarket Airbags

July 15, 2024

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a consumer alert regarding substandard replacement airbag inflators that have killed three people and severely wounded two others. In its alert, NHTSA explained that these defective parts were installed after the vehicle in which it was installed was involved in a crash,…

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Harvard Study Finds EV Charging Network Worsening in Rural Communities

July 3, 2024

A study conducted by researchers at Harvard University has found that some rural communities are losing access to EV charging infrastructure. According to the study, there are thirty-four counties in the United States that used to have operating EV charging stations that no longer have any EV charging stations in…

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ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: June 27, 2024

June 27, 2024

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

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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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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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