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We’d love to feature you and your shops! When you have a successful event, a shop expansion, a fantastic employee, a new addition to your family or find yourself experiencing the coolest vacation, please send our way. Don’t be shy! Send your photos, videos and cool news to our Content Manager Doug Myers at dougm@asashop.org, […]

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Golfing event ‘great success’ for ASA-Colorado

ASA-Colorado had so much success with its “first annual” golf tournament in September that it plans on holding one in 2019. Eighty golfers joined 10 “primary sponsors” to make the event a “great success,” said Julie Massaro, the Colorado ASA affiliate’s executive director. Participants on the first- and last-place teams and with the longest drive […]

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Affiliate Executive Director Touts Representation In Nation’s Capital

ASA-Michigan leader Ray Fisher isn’t shy about magnifying the intangible benefit of ASA having representation in Washington, D.C. And now, Fisher said it is more important than ever, especially as vehicle manufacturers are beginning to mandate repair procedures, equipment and certification requirements due to the sensitivity of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems and other safety components that […]

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Lang Aftermarket iReport Offers Interesting Insights

If you want to read something that causes you to raise your eyebrows, just look at some of the latest findings from the Lang Aftermarket iReport. Did you know a “growing share” of Americans ages 18 to 34 have elected to not get a driver’s license? Yes, it’s true. In 1985, only 7 percent of […]

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Tool Helps Shops Understand Safety Equipment on Vehicles

Automobiles have become extremely complex – and it is more important than ever for independent repair shops to understand what safety equipment is on particular vehicles. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s VIN Decoder is a top-notch tool that does just this. The NHTSA tool will help ensure safety equipment is properly working before shops […]

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Like Father, like sons

  Brothers use what they learned from father as children to build foundation for overwhelmingly successful Nevada shop. It all started with them holding a flashlight for their father. Now, years later, brothers Vinnie and Anthony Lucido have turned what they learned as youngsters into an extremely successful auto repair shop – CoAuto – in […]

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Connect with the Best! Join ASA’s New Facebook Group

ASA’s new members-only Facebook Group debuted May 31 on ASA’s 67th aniversary. Join with other shop owners/managers in discussions of business management topics designed to help you run a more successful shop. ASA-member shops are known nationwide for their commitment to excellence and professionalism in the automotive service and collision repair fields. This online forum […]

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8 Auto Service Center Scholarships Awarded

Eight students from across the U.S. have been awarded Auto Service Center scholarships, the National Pronto Association recently announced. Winners included Mariana Armstrong of Gainesville, Fla.; Emily and Robert Blaettner of Boerne, Texas; Anna Christians of Sheldon, Iowa; Giovanni Colatruglio of Warren, N.J.; Matthew Matuska of George, Iowa; Ashley Stamboulain of Robbinsville, N.J., and Jonah […]

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Virginia Teacher Named 2018 Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year

A Virginia automotive technology instructor has captured a prestigious national award. David Alspaugh (pictured left in photo), who is employed at the Advanced Technology Institute in Virginia Beach, was named the Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year during the 45th annual North American Council of Automotive Teachers conference in Pennsylvania. The Mitchell 1 awards go […]

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Record-high Average Age for Cars in U.S.

The average age of domestic nameplate cars in the U.S. reached 14.4 years in January 2018 – the 27th straight year for an increase, according to the Lang Aftermarket iReport. That’s 2.2 years higher in average age than 10 years earlier, the report said. The report attributed the significant increase to two factors: Fewer new […]

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