News Briefs April 2014

Exclusive Offer: Mopar Subscription at 88% Discount!

Unbelievable! That’s the best description of a new benefit for ASA members.

If you act by April 30, you can get a Mopar TechAuthority Online subscription for an 88 percent discount! As an ASA member, you pay only $120 for a one-year subscription, which includes the module flash files and service, diagnostic, wiring and parts information.

Individual subscriptions normally sell for $35 for three-day access, $250 for 30-day access, and $1,800 for one year.

This benefit is available only for the first 300 ASA members who contact ASA between now and April 30 and pay the amount in full (credit card preferred). There is no payment plan.

To sign up, call Terri Ruppert toll-free at ASA’s national office at (800) 272-7467, extension 131. Or, she may be reached by calling (817) 514-2931 or emailing

Alliance to Host OEM Forum at CARRS

An exciting new addition to the upcoming CARS 2014 show sponsored by the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has been announced by ASA and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance).

The Alliance will sponsor an inaugural OEM Telematics & Technology Forum on Friday, Aug. 1, during the CARS show in Detroit. NACE/CARS will be held July 30-Aug. 2.
Panel discussions with OEM experts, and product and application demonstrations, will be included in the OEM Forum. In addition, connected vehicles are expected to be on site to provide attendees with a hands-on experience. The panel discussions will address telematics and future innovation in diagnostics and repair.

For more information about NACE/CARS 2014, see page 20 and also visit or

iATN Program

Just for Schools


The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is now offering a new program that allows automotive instructors to activate iATN’s premium access membership features for their schools’ current students and automotive instructors.

With this program, instructors and students can use iATN in the classroom to learn from the hundreds of thousands of real-world automotive repair experiences posted on the network. They also can access iATN’s many additional features, including its extensive search engine to search millions of Knowledge Base documents in the FIX Database, Forum Archives and Waveform Library.

The premium access program for schools is available for a single fee of $45 per month, per school location.
For more information, visit


1. Brian Kelley, right, from Valley Automotive & Electric in Maple Valley, Wash., receives the 2013 Outstanding Member of the Year award for his service and dedication to ASA-Northwest. Presenting the award is Joel Baxter, immediate past chairman of ASA-Northwest. Kelley is secretary of the organization.

2. Joel Baxter presents the Hunt Endowment award to Pete Bristow, right, representing Bristow’s Exclusive Auto Repair in Tacoma, Wash. Bristow has been a Pierce County member of ASA-Northwest since 1995, but this was his first time to attend an ASA-Northwest retreat. ASA-Northwest’s next retreat will be held June 19-22 in Richland, Wash., at the Red Lion Hanford House.