BEDFORD, Texas (July 12, 2005) — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) will host a two-hour session before the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service dealing with “super warranty” legislation.
The session, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2, will include the impact of 15-year, 150,000-mile emissions warranties on the independent repair business. The event also will feature a panel discussion on the regulation and implementation issues of super warranty legislation.
ASA said several states already have approved similar legislation and more are considering it.
“Since the California regulations on warranties for partial low-emissions vehicles, other states have been moving toward increasing warranty options for low-emissions vehicles,” said Bob Redding, ASA's Washington D.C. representative. “ASA has been involved at the state level to protect the future of independent repairers, but it is important that repairers have a broad, long-term view of what all this means to the future of the independent repairer.”
The CARS even will run from Nov. 3-5 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.