Blog - AASP PA

Parts Supply Concerns

In recent years there have been struggles with product shortages and delays, mainly due to international tariffs. But with the addition of COVID-19 and the associated effects, such as blocked ports and production facility shutdowns we have a whole new type of crisis. When the world first shut down at the beginning of 2020, many […]

Ignoring your female customers? You’re losing valuable business. – By Lori Johnson

If you’re in the automotive industry, from owner to shop manager, it’s important to understand and evaluate your customer base. When I talk to many players in the business, It’s surprising, yet maybe not surprising how little attention is paid to female customers as a whole. This is an unfortunate situation for all involved.   […]

Federal Repair Act Introduced

In other Legislative News, the following Press Release was issued on February 3, 2022. Rush Introduces REPAIR Act to Ensure Equal Access to Auto Repair Data for Independent Repair Shops and Preserve Consumer Choice 70% of vehicles in the U.S. are maintained by independent auto shops, which are increasingly locked out from accessing vital repair […]

AASP-PA Insurance Program

One of the biggest hurdles AASP-PA faced after the Affordable Health Care Act was enacted was finding a Health Insurance option that was attractive and easily attainable to all of our members, no matter the size of the shop. After many barriers and setbacks, we’ve finally found a solution that we feel fits the bill! […]

Managing Stress for Business Owners

A while back, I wrote an article about setting a goal for the year of stepping out of my comfort zone. And I certainly succeeded…I took flights back and forth from Lancaster to Pittsburgh on a six-seater plane; I sold a 10,000 sq. foot office building and moved the association into a space that was […]

Staff Changes at AASP-PA

Press Release For Immediate Release For more information, please contact: Amanda Henry 717-564-8400 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 […]

National AutoBody Research Releases VRS Labor Rate Survey for Pennsylvania, Sponsored by AASP-PA

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. […]

OH NO! My Emissions Certification is Expiring the End of this Month!

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 […]

Proof Safety Inspection Works

Pennsylvania is considered to have one of the most intensive safety inspection programs in the country. However, due to the common misperception that the program has little or no value to society or consumers, some legislators in the state feel the safety inspection process is no longer necessary. Added to the perception are some government […]


Act 89, which became law on November 25, 2013, amends many sections of Title 75, including biennial adjustments to numerous fees based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Act 89 represents an investment in Pennsylvania’s future, increasing public safety, and driving commerce, creating jobs, and providing reliable funding for our transportation needs without leaving the […]