By Brie Ragland
Things You May Not Know About Your Membership
Membership benefits information current through May 2008. Click here to download a full up-to-date list of all ASA membership benefits in .pdf format.
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To learn more about the value of ASA membership and the association's full benefits package, access the electronics benefit portfolio within ASA OnDemand, which can be downloaded at www.ASAOnDemand.com.
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New! AutoShop LifeLine
ASA’s new member benefit agreement with Automotive Service Leaders, an industry-focused company that offers the AutoShop LifeLine program, TourAroundTour seminars and other events, as well as Web-based products, is designed to help independent automotive repair professionals stay successful.
The primary benefit for ASA members through this agreement is the 50 percent savings off the published price of the LifeLine program, a multifaceted program designed to assist shop owners in creating a “how to” manual for their business via webinar classes. The benefit also allows subscribers access to online libraries and audio files; Payoff Tool templates that include numerous documents to assist shop owners and managers; as well as Showcase access, live or archived Web-based presentations that include tips from a variety of successful shop
LifeLine will assist members in implementing what has been learned from past management training classes and events. Plus, no-travel-networking with other shop owners makes LifeLine a great member benefit. To learn more about ASA’s agreement with Automotive Service Leaders, call (800) 272-7467, ext. 295.
Benefit Provider of the Month
“Our ASA member benefit provider status has proven beneficial to ASA members, the consumers they serve and to CustomerLink over the years. ASA members utilizing CustomerLink’s customer retention and new customer acquisition services stabilize and grow their businesses. CustomerLink and ASA are both focused on assisting independent automotive service professionals achieve their business goals.”
– Walt Samuelson, president and CEO, CustomerLink
Save on Your Utility Bills
See if you can lower your operating costs and increase your bottom line by having Affiliated Power Purchasers International (APPI) provide a utility audit service for your shop. ASA members pay no up-front fee for APPI's consulting service that identifies and corrects billing errors, incorrect fees and overpayments on electricity and natural gas, waste removal, credit card processing, telecommunications, water and freight. For a professional review of your expenses, download the form from www.ASAOnDemand.com, or speak with a membership representative at (800) 272-7467, ext. 295.
Safety + Low Claims Cost = Dividends
Meadowbrook Insurance provides ASA members with workers' compensation insurance and gives participating members the opportunity to get money back each year as a dividend. Dividends are awarded when all participating members emphasize employee safety and keep claims costs low; ASA members have a proven history of qualifying for dividends. For more information, contact ASA's membership department at (800) 272-7467, ext. 295.
ASA Members Eligible for Lifetime Pass to TurnAroundTour.com's Showcase
Automotive Service Leaders (Auto Shop LifeLine) – an ASA sponsored benefit provider – is having a special, limited-time offer for a lifetime pass to the TurnAroundTour.com Showcase – a $250 value – free for ASA members until Aug. 29.
TurnAroundTour.com’s Showcase product is an online talk show, showcasing the experiences and knowledge of shop owners around the country. This no-travel, no-cost form of education spotlights what makes a shop work, how technicians and staff are paid, what type of advertising works best for the size of shop, average car count, average repair order and more.
The years of experience and real-world perspectives of other shop owners can be invaluable tools as members are allowed to listen and learn from fellow shop owners the core keys to success. Showcase is designed to deliver the networking experience live, 36 Thursdays per year at Noon CST. Members may also listen online in the archived audio library.
To take advantage of this opportunity to receive a free lifetime pass to the TurnAroundTour.com’s Showcase, visit www.turnaroundtour.com or call (270) 782-6455. For more information, call ASA’s membership department at (800) 272-7467, ext. 295.
Three Easy Steps to Access
ASA’s Members Only Section
Step 1: Go to www.ASAshop.org
Step 2: Type your six-digit member number into the “Member Login” field on the right side of the ASA home page, and press “Go.” Your six-digit member number can be found on the mailing label of this issue of AutoInc. magazine. The number is printed directly above your name.
Step 3: You will be directed to the Members Only section. Once inside the section, start exploring all of the great membership benefits available to you as an ASA member!
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