December 2014

How’s Your Business? 2014

A Report of ASA Member-Shops in 2014 Welcome to the 2014 “How’s Your Business?” survey report! Using the most current figures available from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2012, the number of general automotive repair locations was 79,760 with 323,674 employees. The number of collision repair locations (not including dealership body shop […]

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Serviceability Report: Honda Fit

Honda makes great small cars. How does the new Fit stack up? Hondas are a favorite of mine. So being critical of Honda is not easy for me. This month, we will examine the 2015 Honda Fit and see what happened when it was redesigned recently. The Fit went on sale in the U.S. on […]

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Illinois Shop Marks 50th Year

Still offering ‘old-fashioned service,’ but changing with the times too! Hoernis Auto Body Inc. – a family-owned and operated collision repair shop in Belleville, Ill. – is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. What’s ahead for this shop in the next 50 years? “We plan to continue providing what we call old-fashioned service,” says Steve […]

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ASA/AASA Host Vehicle Safety Inspection Forum

Participants emphasize importance of inspection to vehicle safety. The Automotive Service Associa­­­tion (ASA), ASA-PA and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) – the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) – hosted the Vehicle Safety Inspection and Mainte­nance Forum in East Norriton, Pa., last month. ASA for many years hosted […]

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Our Affiliates – December 2014

To give our affiliates an opportunity to showcase their activities and promote membership, each quarter in AutoInc. we will be profiling different affiliates. ASA-Arizona ASA-Michigan ASA-Northwest If you are a prospective member in these affiliated areas, be sure to read up on all of the great opportunities available to you in your backyard. Remember: You […]

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Put the ASA Marketplace to Work for You!

Save on Products, Services You’re Already Using Save Approximately $420 per Year on ALLDATA Repair ALLDATA and ASA are committed to the advancement of the automotive service industry by supporting professionals like you. The collaborative program offers ASA members the highest quality products and services to help their businesses maximize customer satisfaction, sales, technical efficiency […]

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Hyper Gear!

You’ve probably felt one before. A company where the atmosphere’s electric. A place where everyone seems energetically locked together in spirit to accomplish something great. Versus other places that are dull. With dull people simply enduring their days at work to go away and do something else. Where is yours on the continuum? More importantly, […]

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Scan Tool Review: Scan Tools Change

Research Before You Buy After covering about 30 manufacturers in 12 months, most of our heads are probably still spinning. As this series closes, I’d like to take a minute to explain how it came to be. In 2009, I realized that there was no place a shop owner or tech could go to start […]

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Voting Open for ASA Directors

Elections for the 2015 Automotive Service Association national board of directors will be held in February. All regular members in good standing with ASA are eligible to vote for one position of general director and one position of Collision Division director. Only Collision Division members may vote for a director of that division, and members […]

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The State of the Association

It’s December and the year is winding down. The holidays are upon us and before we know it we will start a new year. As we begin to reflect on the events of this year I think it appropriate to inform our members of the state of our association, primarily from the perspective of our […]

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Inform. Don’t Sell.

Be fair with customers. And yourself! “I just want an oil change; don’t try to sell me anything else!” Most of us have heard this before. But, what if this customer’s car is in need of additional service? What about items that fall into the needed “repair” category – components that are failing or have […]

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Start Saving Through the ASA Marketplace!

The ASA Marketplace brings you a variety of savings and special offers on products and services exclusively for ASA member-shops. How to Log in to the ASA Marketplace Step 1. Go to asa.bizunite.com. Log in to the ASA Marketplace with your email address (must be on file with ASA) as the username, and the password […]

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