ALLIANCE OF AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE PROVIDERS
OF PENNSYLVANIA

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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Pennsylvania (AASP-PA) is a state association supporting its members across Pennsylvania.

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Pennsylvania (AASP-PA) is a state association supporting its members across the state of Pennsylvania.  Our membership is comprised of mechanical, collision, and towing shop owners, educators and others associated with the automotive industry.

As an alliance, we turn individual voices into a collective whole. We gain buying power, a bigger presence for legislative decisions, and the ability to share innovative ideas with each other you may not be able to accomplish otherwise. The Alliance was formed for the betterment and collective power of small businesses.  

Additionally, we are affiliated with the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP), our national association. The AASP works to strengthen our industry by forging strategic alliances and monitoring federal legislation and regulations. In these footsteps, AASP-PA works to do the same for the Keystone state. 

AASP-PA has three divisions: Mechanical, Collision, and Towing. Each division has its own directors and officers, holds its own meetings, and serves as advocates for their area of expertise in the automotive repair industry. 

While we are located in central Pennsylvania, we are able to provide personal support and contract via our office staff and dedicated board members. 

AASP-PA hosts numerous events throughout the year, including seminars, social outings, an annual training weekend (TOOLS), and delegate meetings. All events are open to members and non-members alike. In fact, those unfamiliar with AASP-PA are encouraged to attend. Click here to find a current schedule of AASP-PA events. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Staff Changes at AASP-PA

September 30, 2016

Press Release For Immediate Release For more information, please contact: Amanda Henry 717-564-8400   ahenry@aasp-pa.org September 29, 2016 – The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Pennsylvania (AASP-PA) recently announced organizational changes that will take effect on October 1, 2016: Jeff Walter, current Executive Director, will be stepping down and returning to his family business in the private […]

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National AutoBody Rese...

August 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National AutoBody Research Releases VRS Labor Rate Survey for Pennsylvania, Sponsored by AASP-PA Tucson, Arizona – August 23, 2016 – NABR announces the launch of the Pennsylvania VRS Labor Rate Survey, sponsored by the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Pennsylvania (AASP-PA). The free online survey is available to all PA collision repairers on the NABR website. […]

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OH NO! My Emissions Ce...

August 22, 2016

This is a phrase we hear at the office from Emission Inspectors across the state. As of September 1st, there will no longer be a six month grace period to renew your emission license. If you wait until the last minute to schedule your class, there is a good chance you won’t be able to find […]

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This is a phrase we hear at the office from Emission Inspectors across the state. As of September 1st, there will no longer be a six month grace period to renew your emission license. If you wait until the last minute to schedule your class, there is a good chance you won’t be able to find the class you need in time!
 
PennDOT has indicated there will be no exceptions to this rule change, so excuses like “I didn’t get notified” or “my address changed” will not suffice to save you.
 
What does it mean if you wait until the last minute? It could very well mean that you’ll be forced to retake the initial 16 hour course to get your license back!
 
So let’s say your emission license expires September 30th. You’ve procrastinated for whatever reason, and the best class you can find is on September 25th.  You’ve waited to the last minute, got into a class, but you failed to attain 80% and failed. In this scenario, you would be required to retake the initial 16 hour course to regain your emissions license.
 
Here is another example.  We will flip the above dates.  Your emission license expires September 25th.  The upcoming class in your area is September 30th.  Because there is no grace period after September 1, you would expire on September 25th and need to take the full 16 hour course.  I would suggest that you drive to wherever you can find a class before September 25. 
 
Shop Owners! Although I believe this isn’t your responsibility to manage your technicians’ credentials to maintain their job, I also believe for the sake of keeping your schedule running smoothly, it would be a good idea to stay on top of this.
 
Technicians! Do not wait for notification that you expire! It is solely your responsibility to make sure you recertify your licenses(plural) before they expire.  PennDOT will not have any sympathy for your procrastination to recertify.
 
This example, although for Emission Inspector license renewal, is the same for Safety Inspector Recertification! So take heed to my words.