News Briefs – November 2013 Now Includes Mechanical Repair Jobs


TopTech Finder expands to help mechanical repair shops find qualified employees, becoming the only job board specifically designed for mechanical and collision repair shops.

“After expanding in August to support all body shop jobs, we heard from our customers that they wanted to add mechanical jobs to the site. In response, we quickly expanded the job board to handle skills and certifications specific to mechanical repair jobs,” said Jeff Herman, CEO of TopTech Finder.

“It’s hard to find qualified technicians on general job boards, said Herman. They aren’t designed for the mechanical repair industry and don’t draw many technicians. In contrast, TopTech Finder allows candidates to show off industry-specific qualifications like I-CAR Platinum Certificates and ASE Certifica­tions, making the job board a natural place for techs to find jobs.”

Since launching in early 2012, TopTech Finder has connected more than 1,350 candidates and 350 repairers. TopTech Finder is quickly becoming the primary source for collision and mechanical repair jobs. TopTech Finder ( has always been free for job seekers and will remain free for employers for a limited time.

Join ASA, Win A $100 Gift Card!


For those who aren’t members of the Automotive Service Association, here’s a great incentive to join. If you become an ASA member between now and Dec. 6, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card! Use it for yourself or for your holiday shopping! Visit or call (800) 272-7467, ext. 361, to learn more about the value of membership. Be sure to use promotion code: AI 11/13. Note: Membership must be paid in full and is applicable to new memberships only, not renewals.

Stay Connected to ASA

The best way to stay connected to ASA is to join our mailing list. If you haven’t already, please provide us with your email address so we can keep you informed. Go to and select “News and Press.” Scroll down to the box in the left column that invites you to join our mailing list and simply enter your email.

You will receive our monthly e-newsletter, the ASA News-Network. The News-Network will have links to ASA’s Mechanical, Collision and Legislative updates, which are issued bimonthly. These single-page updates are organized with bullet points for quick and easy reading – so you can stay informed about the activities that affect you and your business. Look for the next issue of ASA News-Network to be published this month.

Thank You, ASA Members!

A special “Thanks!” to our members for their great participation in this year’s “How’s Your Business?” survey! The results collected from the survey generates the “How’s Your Business?” report. The report explores the overall success and business practices of ASA member businesses. Through this annual survey, ASA provides an analysis of the independent collision and mechanical service and repair industry. The purpose of the survey is to provide an accurate benchmark for business owners and those interested in the industry, based on feedback from ASA’s membership base. Look for the survey results in the December issue of AutoInc.