The mission of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) is to advance professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services.
As the leader and voice of the automotive service industry, ASA excels at understanding the mechanical and collision repair industries, with a specific focus on what today's independent business owner needs to be successful. Much of this information is obtained through the work of ASA's mechanical and collision divisions – and the operations committee of each. The members of each committee represent shops of varying sizes from across the United States. The committees work on behalf of all ASA members from their respective divisions to advance and promote the collision and mechanical repair industries. This knowledge, combined with ASA's 59-year history and its industry affiliates, gives ASA the resources to develop new education programs and new benefits as members face new challenges.
ASA annually sponsors the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) — "the world's collision repair event," the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) and an annual business meeting. CARS and NACE are held during Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW).
In 1951, a small group of shop owners recognized that the challenges facing the independent automotive repair business could be better solved through their association. This led to the formation of an organization that consolidated with various groups - the Independent Garageman's Association of Texas, the independent Garage Owners of America, the Auto Body Association of America, the Automotive Service Councils, and the Independent Automotive Service Association - to become the Automotive Service Association (ASA).
Those associations agreed to promote the best interests of the trade, increase its facilities for commercial transactions and, at the same time, offer better service to the public. Today, ASA is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind, serving independent service and repair professionals for almost 60 years. ASA's membership base includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from all repair segments of the automotive industry. As such, ASA serves as the voice of the independent automotive service industry.
While remaining focused on the original purpose established in 1951, ASA's mission is to advance professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. When it comes to meeting the needs of the member, ASA stands above the rest by being exclusively dedicated to - and governed by - independent automotive repair professionals.
The association seeks to achieve the vision, values and mission outlined in the association's strategic plan, which calls for this association to be the premier resource for information and education, to have predominant industry influence and strong alliances, to be the voice of its members and the industry, and to continually look forward to address issues and actions that may affect its members and the association's ability to serve those members.
The following pages highlight ASA's tasks and accomplishments for 2010 along with complete financial information.
ASA is incorporated as a Business League, IRS 501 [c] not-for-profit association under the laws of the State of Texas.
The newest members of the 2010 ASA board of directors are sworn in during the Annual Business Meeting, held April 2010 at the Hyatt Regency DFW at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Click here to download the 2010 roster of the full board of directors.
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