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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 www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website
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 www.4s.com.
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 www.4s.com 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
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
Under the Southern Cross
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
New Products & Services
ACtion Magazine - April 2013