The importance of belonging to an automotive association.
We belong to ASA NW, the Automotive Service Association, Northwest Chapter. Being part of an association is an important key to our success and business model. Our membership not only holds us to a higher standard than other repair facilities, it is a network of other shops who are like minded and who also have the same values as us. We value ASA and the important services it provides to us and our industry.
The most important aspect of belonging to ASA NW, is the network of other like-minded people and shops. The comradery between ASA members is vital. As a group we are able to put years of experience to use, and improve each other and our industry. Every business has struggles, whether it is technical information, employee issues, or management related. The ability to be able to reach out to other ASA members to find solutions and guidance is key for the success of any business. The value of the friendships we have developed over the years of being a member of ASA is unmeasurable.
Our association has provided us with vital training to lead our industry in both business and technical knowledge of today's vehicles. Quality training can be difficult to find in our industry. ASA has a network of instructors and is able to put together top-level training that covers the front office, technicians in the shop, managers and owners. This training allows us to be successful in our industry and shine in our community.
During this past year, our world has turned upside down with Covid19. ASA NW immediately stepped up and provided shops with resources, training, and support that otherwise would not be available to our industry. This support from ASA NW has helped us and many other shops navigate through this last year.
When you are looking for an auto repair shop that you can trust and call “my auto repair shop”, remember, a shop that knows the importance of the ASA association will most likely have very high standards for quality and service.
Look for the ASA logo!