Friday, 06 November 2015 20:12

ASA, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Unveil New Aftermarket Resource

On November 4, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance) held a press conference to present a new information resource tool for automobile repairers.

The ASA OEM Resource Center is a joint project designed to consolidate and simplify access to tool information for repairers.

During the press conference, representatives from ASA and the Alliance demonstrated the features of the database and explained the benefits of a consolidated access point for service-tool data from the original equipment manufacturers.

Said Dan Risley, ASA president/executive director, “This is a great opportunity for the aftermarket community and the automobile manufacturers to facilitate information sharing. By providing access to tool information in one location, automakers will be able to communicate with independent repairers directly, and the repairers will be able to get the answers to their questions from one source.”

Automakers make complete diagnostic and repair tools, information and training materials available to dealers, independent repair professionals and interested consumers alike,” said Daniel Gage, director of communications and public affairs for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. “But as vehicles become more and more complex, the amount of resources presented by manufacturers can become overwhelming for techs. Alliance members welcome this partnership with ASA to simplify access to the tools and information needed to fix any vehicle and maintain customer satisfaction.”

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