By Brie Ragland
ASA Members: Get Your Money's Worth!
Membership benefits information current through April 2009. 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.
Save on Payroll Costs
Paychex is a leading, nationwide service specializing in cost-effective small business payroll preparation, automatic payment of payroll taxes, and filing of quarterly and annual tax returns. ASA members are offered discounts on these efficient and cost-effective automated payroll services through ASA's partnership with Paychex. Payroll processing, payroll tax administration, direct deposit and check signing are just a few of the comprehensive services that Paychex offers, along with human resource and benefits outsourcing services that include 401(k) recordkeeping and section 125 plans. For more information about this member benefit, contact ASA's membership department at (800) 272-7467, ext. 295 or log in to the Members Only section of ASA's Web site, www.ASAshop.org.
Educate Your Customers and Staff through AutoNetTV
Give your customers the information they need while they wait in your lobby for their car to be repaired. ASA members receive special discounted pricing on quality consumer education and staff training in one package, in DVD format, through an agreement with AutoNetTV. AutoNetTV is an automotive television network with entertaining and educational programming that may be viewed in the waiting areas of service and repair centers nationwide.
Benefit Provider of the Month
"GE Money is extremely pleased to continue its strategic relationship with ASA, which enables its members to increase their service and repair sales. ASA members benefit from GE Money's CarCareONE program, which allows them to offer their customers 90-day, six-month, and 12-month financing options. CarCareONE offers increased customer loyalty, marketing support and credit decisions made in seconds through GE's simple, automated process - at a special discount for ASA members."
– David Jelley, relationship manager - Automotive Industry, GE Money
Get Bosch Training at a Discount
Through an agreement with Robert Bosch Corp., ASA members can now access all available Bosch training and products, previously offered only to Bosch-certified shops. ASA members have access to a wide range of authoritative product support materials for training and reference. Each product was prepared by the same team that designs, engineers, manufactures and supports the Bosch products used in today's most sophisticated gasoline and diesel applications.
AMI: Your Educational Resource
Discover what more than 1,500 industry professionals have realized - the benefits of being an accredited automotive manager (AAM). The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) (www.amionline.org) is a great resource for automotive service professionals who want to be better managers and leaders. You can have access to more than 800 accredited courses offered. Topics include financial management, marketing and sales, operations and service, management and administration and personnel and human resource development. In addition to classes taught by qualified instructors, AMI offers self-study courses and monthly Webinars to provide fast and easy access to important information.
I-CAR Has New Course
Repairers and insurers interested in how improving efficiency can help the bottom line have a new training resource from The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR).
On April 13, I-CAR will launch its Overview of Cycle Time Improvements for the Collision Repair Process (CYCO1) live training program.
"Managers strive to reduce cycle time and achieve improved lean processes every day; this course brings technicians and office personnel into the same line of thinking," said Jeff Peevy, I-CAR's director of field operations.
For more information, visit www.i-car.com.
Are You an AutoInc. Subscriber Who Has Yet to Join ASA?
If so, you should know about all of the benefits ASA has to offer, and stop struggling out there on your own. To learn more about any of the more than 35 ASA member benefits, call (800) 272-7467, ext. 295, to speak with a membership representative.
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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