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ASA announces new affiliate names At the end of February, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) board of directors approved name changes for two of its affiliated associations, ASA-Washington and ASA-Missouri/Kansas. Adjusting the names of these groups is one of several strategic moves in the works to better serve the members nationwide. ASA-Washington will change its name to ASA-Northwest. The affiliate had already established a few chapters in Oregon to provide additional support and services, and will now reach out to Idaho. ASA-Mo/Kan has been granted permission to change its name to ASA-Midwest, allowing ASA members in Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma to voluntarily join the affiliate. Like the Washington group, some chapters are already established in the surrounding states. Any existing and prospective ASA members in the surrounding areas – Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Oregon – may now voluntarily expand their national level of membership to include affiliate membership if they wish to do so. Additional affiliate dues apply and vary based on location or affiliate structure. By changing the corporate names of these affiliated associations, the ASA board is optimistic about increased member participation in these areas, as well as membership growth. Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive, said: “Over the past year, ASA has significantly streamlined the governance and organizational structure of the association to become more relevant and responsive to its membership. The association’s affiliate organizations that are capable of providing added value to ASA members in adjacent markets will be afforded the opportunity to introduce themselves to a broader audience.” Jeff Lovell, ASA-Northwest president and affiliate executive director, said: “We are very excited to continue working and expanding service to members in the Northwest region.” Sheri Hamilton, ASA-Midwest affiliate executive director, said: “This new name demonstrates our commitment to serve the Midwest automotive repair professionals with the same great programs and services that have been the cornerstone of our success in Missouri and Kansas. We look forward to working with members in these surrounding areas to bring support, benefits and training to become more competitive and profitable in today’s market.” Taking a dynamic approach to the fundamental structure of the association allows ASA to streamline, reorganize and expand services as needed. With a goal of leveraging member participation on a larger scale, granting permission for these name changes is the first of several initiatives being implemented. The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-forprofit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry. ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to, or visit ASA’s legislative website at 16 ACTION • April 2013 Four Seasons adds new part numbers to temperature control line Four Seasons division of SMP® announces it has recently added 361 new part numbers to its temperature control line. “In our continuous effort to offer automotive technicians everything they need to fulfill their temperature control parts needs, we recently added 361 new numbers to our line, further broadening our product offering for the upcoming season,” said Benny Araujo, marketing manager for Four Seasons. The new part numbers include another enhanced Saturn compressor, the 157543. This part and the 157546 are not only the solution to an industry wide shortage of compressors for the 20002005 Saturn L Series, but they also represent a major enhancement to the failure prone original equipment design. For more information on Four Seasons, contact a local territory manager or visit About Four Seasons: Four Seasons, the world’s largest remanufacturer of mobile air conditioning compressors, manufactures and distributes a comprehensive line of replacement climate control products for passenger cars, SUVs, trucks and fleets. SMP, the parent company of Four Seasons, also offers ignition, emission controls, wire and cable, electrical and fuel delivery components to the aftermarket industry. Visit for more information. DENSO has announced a new 2013 catalog LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Sales California has announced the availability of a new 2013 Air, Oil and Cabin Air Filter catalog (#FIL-CAT-1112) for its First Time Fit® filter line. The expanded catalog includes updated air, cabin air, and oil filter coverage, and for the first time has information in English, Spanish and French languages. The catalog covers automotive, light truck and van applications. The catalog includes a significantly expanded line of cabin air filters featuring 90 new part numbers covering more than 23 million new and 88.5 million total Units in Operation (UIO). “DENSO cabin filters capture ultra-fine pollutants such as diesel exhaust in addition to larger particles like pollen and mold,” said David Jack, senior manager, Filter Product Management Group. “Our filters are designed for precise fit into the HVAC housing which creates a tight seal and increased filtration efficiency.” DENSO cabin air filters keep the air in the vehicle cabin clean and healthy as well as allergen free. Cabin filters are available in particulate or combination configuration. Multi-layer filtration technology neutralizes exhaust gases and other harmful pollutants, while trapping dust and dirt. DENSO is one of the world’s largest OE filter suppliers. DENSO First Time Fit® filters are tested to the strictest OE standards for unparalleled performance. To obtain a copy of the 2013 filter catalog or any other DENSO catalog, contact your local DENSO representative or call 1-888-96-DENSO (Option 2).

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACtion Magazine - April 2013

ACtion Magazine - April 2013
Freeze Frame
Virtual View
Under the Southern Cross
Leonard’s Law
News & Updates
State of the Industry
R-1234YF Design and Service Considerations
Heavy Duty/Off Road Technical Session
Hybrid Evolution Continues
Modern Automotive HVAC Systems
Old-Timers, Team Players, Slackers and Kids: Do Your Employees ‘play’ Well Together?
Cheap Isn’t Always Best
A/C Season Check List: Is Your Shop Ready?
MACS 2013 Training Event Social Wrap-Up
Wallace Talks Up Big Brother
Association News
Quick Check
New Products & Services
Last Watch

ACtion Magazine - April 2013