Ride-Sharing Survey Results

Customer convenience, cost and efficiency cited as reasons ASA-member shops are using services such as Uber and Lyft. Ride-sharing services, like Uber and Lyft, are becoming increasingly popular with ASA shop owners who offer customers rides to and/or from the shop while their vehicles are being serviced. A recent ASA survey showed that 41 percent […]

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A Commitment to Training

With drastic change sweeping the industry, NACE Automechanika Atlanta provides a super-charged showcase for new technology and repair techniques. It’s no secret that the temperature and humidity soar in Georgia in August. But this year, Hot’Lanta will host the automotive service and collision repair industry’s coolest event: NACE Automechanika Atlanta. As the largest trade show […]

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Two New Members Join ASA’s Board

ASA welcomed two new members to its board of directors at its 2018 Annual Business Meeting & Conference, which took place May 2-4 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel and Resort. Newly elected to the ASA board were Elissa Larremore, to the position of general director, and Tom Piippo, AMAM, to the […]

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ASE Foundation and S/P2 Launch Mentoring Program

A program designed to help businesses identify and train service people to mentor students and entry-level employees was just announced by the ASE Education Foundation. In a partnership with S/P2, the Foundation plans to develop and distribute The Workplace Mentoring System, a mentoring program for the automotive industry. The program would be made available to […]

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Motor Press Guild Honors Carm Capriotto

Carm Capriotto, host of AutoInc.’s popular podcast, AutoInc. Audio and owner of Remarkable Results Radio, was honored recently by the Motor Press Guild at its annual industry awards celebration. The ceremony, which took place Feb. 11 in Los Angeles, is an event designed to inspire automotive journalists, both present and future, to produce high-caliber work […]

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CCC Announces Launch of New Data Exchange

CCC Information Services, a Chicago-based software-as-a-service provider for the automotive, insurance and collision repair industries, recently launched CCC X, a new data exchange that helps convert connected data into actionable information and makes it available for use across the CCC network. According to the company, CCC X can aggregate and normalize connected data from a […]

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Arizona Affiliate Schedules Training & Expo Event

Don’t miss ASA-Arizona’s annual Automotive Training & Expo, taking place June 22-24 at the WeKoPa Conference Center & Casino in Scottsdale, Ariz. The weekend will include top-notch training for all members of your shop on topics such as diesels, hybrids, lab scope, 20 Group discussion, fleet accounts, closing the sale and marketing. Attendees will have […]

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ASA Admin Named Finalist for Achiever Award

Congrats are in order for Brenda Rodriguez, our NASTF membership administrator at ASA. Brenda was notified this week that she is a finalist for the Achiever Award in the 2018 Fort Worth Admin Awards. Hard-working and conscientious, Brenda has worn many hats in her almost four years with ASA. She’s provided administrative assistance in multiple […]

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NABC Names New Executive Director

Bill Garoutte, a 30-year veteran business development, marketing and collision industry executive, has been chosen to take the helm of the National Auto Body Council (NABC), succeeding founder and former Executive Director Chuck Sulkala who retired at the end of 2017. NABC members represent all facets of the collision repair industry and are well-known throughout […]

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Registration Opens for ASA Annual Business Meeting

Register online now for the Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) 2018 Annual Business Meeting, scheduled for May 2-6, at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Events will kick off with a continental breakfast sponsored by The Group on Thursday, May 3, followed by an open meeting of the board of […]

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Home Runs Pay Off for Alzheimer’s Association

Jerry’s ABRA Auto Body & Glass, an honorary ASA member-shop, in Mankato, Minn., hit a home run last summer with the Alzheimer’s Association. In fact, more than 30 of them. During the 2017 season, the shop’s longtime partnership with the Mankato MoonDogs, the local amateur baseball team, paid off every time one of its players […]

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CarMax Teams Up with RepairPal

CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, recently announced that it is expanding its commercial relationship with RepairPal, a leading provider of auto service and repair via a network of its certified shops. Additionally, CarMax reported that it had made a minority investment of $5 million toward a new round of financing for RepairPal. […]

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