App Launched to Aid Car Repair Shops with Inspections

Pete Rudloff, who writes an “Ask Pete” column and other articles for AutoInc., has launched FlexCheck Auto, a phone app that works in conjunction with cloud-based desktop software to help shop owners with vehicle inspections. “Most modern shops perform a courtesy inspection, some shops even charge for it every time a car is in for […]

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Risch Heads ASA as Interim COO, Executive Director Sought

Beth Risch, who previously served as ASA’s CPA, has been serving as interim chief operating officer as the association’s board of directors looks for a new executive director. The search began after Dan Risley resigned as ASA president and executive director to accept a position with CCC Information Services Inc. in his home state of […]

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NACE | Automechanika Chicago

Keeping You Ahead of the Changes If there’s one thing everyone in the automotive industry agrees on, it’s that ongoing training is no longer an option in keeping up with changing vehicle technology. If you haven’t already signed up to attend the inaugural NACE | Automechanika Chicago, scheduled for July 26-29, both the ASA Mechanical […]

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New Membership Services Specialist at ASA

A new membership services specialist recently joined ASA’s team. Yolanda Rivera, who took over the position on May 14, comes to ASA after spending years in banking, as an administrative assistant and as a recruiter. Rivera served as an assistant branch manager for 20 years at J.P. Morgan Chase and for three years at Compass […]

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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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AMi Announces New Board of Trustees

AMi’s 2018-2019 Board of Trustees began their terms at the close of the business meeting. Sheri Hamilton, AMAM, ASA-Midwest, Kansas City, Mo., was re-elected as chair; Darrell Amberson, AMAM, LaMettry’s Collision Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., re-elected as vice chair; Rex Dunn, Gerber Collision & Glass, Cortland, Ohio, elected as treasurer; and Gary Keyes, AMAM, E&M Motors […]

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ASA-National Announces Exciting Changes for ASA-Midwest

Major changes are underway for ASA-Midwest. The second-largest affiliate in ASA will be restructured. That includes hiring a new executive director to oversee an operation comprised of four states: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Arkansas and Oklahoma will no longer be a part of ASA-Midwest. The reduced administrative expense and a shift to a more […]

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A New Member Benefit from ASA

To provide better membership value, ASA is hosting a series of webinars on the third Wednesday of each month. The first ones, January-May, were jointly sponsored by Bosch. The live version of the webinar series is free, but the recorded version is available to members only. Who should attend? All current ASA members and member […]

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New Content Manager Named for ASA

ASA has a new content manager. Doug Myers, an experienced journalist, comes to ASA from KTXS Television in Abilene, Texas, where he served as Digital Media Manager for the past six years. He is responsible for managing content for AutoInc. and other print and digital projects, including social media. His email is dougm@asashop.org, and his […]

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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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