BEDFORD, Texas (Aug. 5, 2005) — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has launched an enhanced shop locator on its Web site, www.asashop.org, to help consumers find an ASA member shop within their local community.
Using sophisticated mapping technology, the locator allows motorists to access maps and driving directions to individual ASA member shops across North America, with the ability to search for an ASA business within a 20-mile radius of their location.
The locator vastly improves the search capabilities of ASA's previous shop locator, according to the Bedford-based trade association. In addition to maps and driving directions, ASA said some members have opted to include their shop's hours of operation, services and specialty, accepted method of payment and business affiliations with their listing. Consumers also can schedule an appointment online with selected shops through the new shop locator.
“More and more consumers are turning to the Web to find a reliable repair facility in their area. With more than 1.5 million visitors a year, the ASA Web site has become an integral resource for finding a repair facility anywhere in North America,” said Colby Horton, ASA's manager of Web operations. “The integration of new mapping technology, as well as the advanced searching capabilities and overall improvements to the shop locator, help drive consumers to an ASA member business….”
The locator can be found on ASA's home page or by clicking the “Find Nearest ASA Shop” link anywhere on the ASA Web site.