The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance) recently unveiled the ASA OEM Resource Center, a joint project designed to consolidate and simplify access to tool information for repairers and serve a consolidated access point for service-tool data from the original equipment manufacturers.
“This is a great opportunity for the aftermarket community and the automobile manufacturers to facilitate information sharing,” said Dan Risley, ASA president/executive director. “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.”
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit 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.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the leading advocacy group for the auto industry, represents more than 70 percent of all car and light truck sales in the United States, including BMW Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America and Volvo Cars North America.