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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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California Air Resource Board Addresses Tampering with Vehicle Emission Systems

October 15, 2020

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) sent a letter this week to automakers and other vehicle and engine manufacturers regarding unapproved hardware or software programs in vehicles that interfere with emission control systems. CARB encouraged automakers to disclose any defeat devices or undisclosed modifications designed to shut down or reduce…

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