How to Contribute

How to Contribute

To contribute to AutoInc., several avenues are available. All contributions to the print version of AutoInc. are subject to publication on the AutoInc. Web site and/or the ASA Web site. Published material becomes the exclusive right of ASA and AutoInc.

Feature Articles


Each bi-month, AutoInc. includes features in the following general categories: mechanical, collision, and management. Management articles are predominantly written by Automotive Management Institute (AMI) instructors. If you have an interest in writing a feature article, please contact the AutoInc. editor ( Approximately 50 percent of AutoInc. features are contributed from outside writers. Providing industry information for possible inclusion in AutoInc. is another way to contribute.

Our readers are primarily the owners and managers of independent automotive repair businesses. Articles must be geared toward our readership, exclusive to AutoInc., and approximately 1,200 to 1,500 words long. AutoInc. feature articles must not be a promotional piece for specific products or services.

As space permits, a small photo of the author may appear at the end of the article with the bio.

Text can be submitted via e-mail. Electronic submissions should also accompany a hard copy. Please include a brief bio about the author. Accompanying art is always welcomed. Preferred formats include electronic TIF or JPEG files (300 DPI resolution).

Letters to the Editor

AutoInc., the official publication of the Automotive Service Association (ASA), welcomes letters to the editor. Write to AutoInc., 8209 Mid Cities Blvd., North Richland Hills, TX 76182-4712, or fax us at (817) 581-3572. You may also send an email to Doug Myers at You may also electronically submit a letter to the editor via the AutoInc. Web site.

Letters to the editor may be edited for style or length. Please keep letters under 400 words.

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