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Great Things Happening

In many ways ASA is experiencing a rebirth and is currently in a whirlwind of positive activity. We’ve reported on the changes in our leadership, structure, new show venue and heightened energy over the past year. We are working to…

What Would You Do?March 2014

Every shop owner runs into ‘situations.’ How they handle them is important ... do you agree with these fellow ASA members? Dilemma: This scenario comes from a shop that wishes to not be named. “I’ve got a good customer who…

Federal Legislative Objectives

113th Congress, 2nd Session – January 1-December 31, 2014 I. Monitor Legislation in the 113th Congress A. The Washington, D.C., office will advocate positions before the Congress in support of or in opposition to legislation as directed by the ASA…

Failure, as a Motivator

I’ve lately been working on a new mechanical shop venture for the company I work for. The shop was previously occupied by a tenant whose business was failing. The business was apparently unable to keep up with its rent, utility,…

No-Start After Fender Bender

Circuit relay causes a mystery on ’96 Lexus. When the ’96 Lexus was dropped at our door, it came with a simple concern: “Vehicle stopped running following accident. Airbags have deployed.” A trip to the ES300 confirmed that both airbags…

How’s Your Business? 2013

A Report of ASA Member-Shops in 2013 Survey Methodology The 2013 “How’s Your Business?” survey was offered through a third-party online survey service to all regular members via ASA newsletters. Regular members are automotive service businesses that provide automotive repairs/services…

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