Category Archives: ASA News

ASA Meeting 8/11/2015

ASA Meeting 8/11/2015 Tuesday Night Dinner meeting 6:30pm at the Nativo Lodge, RSVP is required for food ASAP Cost is $20 each person.

The Nativo Lodge is located just off the I25 east side frontage road at San Mateo where San Mateo becomes Osuna road and goes under I25

OSHA is moving around Albuquerque and we have information that can help in the event they make a visit. Another shop has recently been visited and he will be sharing his experiences.

Being prepared is your best defense, I suggest being pro active instead of reactive as the best approach. Annual inspections, annual forms for accidents whether you have had one or not and record keeping are the #1 offenses. Chemical and hazardous training is #2. I have free information to help you keep up with changes.

 The Golf tournament is upon us again. Please sign up now we are going to have a decent turn out but its going to be a mad dash to the finish line!      

  Please RSVP for the meeting food count.

Michigan Legislation Would Stop Parts Mandates

ASA Asks Michigan Repairers to Contact Their Legislators in Support

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2015 – The Michigan Legislature is considering legislation that addresses automotive parts mandates: Senate Bill 430, introduced by Senate Insurance Committee Chairman Joe Hune (R-22). If implemented, this bill would amend the insurance code to prohibit insurers from requiring automotive repairers to use a specific vendor or process to procure parts and other materials.

ASA believes the legislation will benefit both consumers and automotive repairers in the state of Michigan. Approval of the bill will protect free-market competition among parts providers because shop owners would then be able to do business with the vendors they choose. In turn, this translates into better products and services for the consumer.

Ray Fisher, president of ASA-Michigan commented, “We need our Michigan auto repairers to contact their legislators immediately asking them to express support for S.B. 430. Parts mandates overstep boundaries and are a distraction to the repair process for our members, consumers and the industry as a whole. This bill addresses the parts mandate issue only, providing a solution to a problem collision repairers face every day.”

To view S.B. 430 and send a support letter, please visit ASA’s legislative website at

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit or call (817) 514-2900.

For additional information about ASA, including past media releases, go to, or visit ASA’s legislative website at

2014 ASA Golf Tournament

Thank you for your interest in our fund raising golf tournament! We promise it will be a lot of fun.

ASA CNM hole sponsorships are $100 each and we will provide a 18” x 24″ Yard sign on the course T boxes for each sponsorship, verbal and written mention at the awards banquet. Door prizes/gifts for players are donated by sponsors and are given away in drawings during the awards banquette. These generous sponsorships attract more attention to your company by being announced as the donor for each item.

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