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|Denise Caspersen is the collision division manager at ASA. She can be reached at (800) 272-7467, ext. 236, or email@example.com.|
ASA's Mechanical Division staff and Operations Committee work on a number of issues that directly impact the daily operations and profitability of independent automotive service businesses.
There are currently five active subcommittees: Education & Training, Extended Service Plans (ESP), Information Availability, Marketing and Shop Licensing.
In 2007, the key issues to be addressed by the Mechanical Division staff and Operations Committee will be shop licensing, 15-year/150,000 mile warranties (commonly referred to as "super warranties"), telematics, recruitment and training.
The pros and cons to shop licensing have been discussed over the past few years and will continue to be debated in states across the country. Opinions vary on this subject and what is working in one state may not work in another.
Recently, some states have adopted California regulations designed to improve vehicle emissions. ASA supports improving air quality but is concerned about expanding or extending "super" warranties that would pose a threat to the future of independent automotive businesses. Although these battles are fought at the legislative level, the committee's input and expertise is still requested and valuable.
Telematics is looming on the horizon. How will it affect the independent automotive business? To help answer that question, the national staff is working on a research paper to be provided to the committee for their review.
Recruiting young people into the automotive industry is an ongoing challenge and the Education and Training Subcommittee continues to investigate new ways to address this subject. Training is essential to the success and growth of automotive repair businesses. Because of its commitment, the subcommittee wants ASA to be the resource for technical training and management education. It provides recommendations for the Keep Educating Yourself and Staff (KEYS) regional events and ASA annual events.
|Robbie Addison is the mechanical division manager at ASA. She can be reached at (800) 272-7467, ext. 224, or firstname.lastname@example.org.|
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