ASA Code of Ethics
ASA members know the value and importance of consistency and implementing consumer-friendly practices. And ASA’s Code of Ethics underscores those values. Upon joining, members of ASA agree to adhere to ASA’s Code of Ethics – the automotive service industry’s standard for professional business practices with consumers in mind. ASA’s Code of Ethics is available on the ASA website, www.ASAshop.org, by clicking on “About Us.” They are also listed below for your review:
- To perform high-quality repair service at a fair and just price.
- To use only proven merchandise of high-quality distributed by reputable firms.
- To employ the best-skilled technicians obtainable.
- To furnish an itemized invoice for fairly priced parts and services that clearly identifies any used or remanufactured parts. Replaced parts may be inspected upon request.
- To have a sense of personal obligation to each customer.
- To promote good will between the motorist and members of the association.
- To recommend corrective and maintenance services, explaining to the customer which of these are required to correct existing problems and which are for preventive maintenance.
- To offer the customer a price estimate for work to be performed.
- To furnish or post copies of any warranties covering parts or services.
- To obtain prior authorization for all work done, in writing, or by other means satisfactory to the customer.
- To notify the customer if appointments or completion promises cannot be kept.
- To maintain customer service records for one year or more.
- To exercise reasonable care for the customer’s property while in our possession.
- To maintain a system for fair settlement of customer’s complaints.
- To cooperate with established consumer complaint mediation activities.
- To uphold the high standards of our profession and always seek to correct any and all abuses within the automotive industry.