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Registration Now Open for Third Annual Automotive Safety Inspection Forum

On October 19, 2016, the Automotive Service Association (ASA), and ASA-Texas will host the third annual safety inspection forum in Houston, Texas area.

A lack of regular maintenance poses a risk to the safety of the vehicle owner, his or her passengers, other drivers, pedestrians, and property. In addition, it hurts the long-term value of the vehicle. Safety inspections have been proven to reduce the number accidents caused by vehicle defects, preserve the quality safety-related vehicle components, and diminish the amount of fatal accidents.

Join us this fall for a half-day forum in Texas to determine how best to promote the importance of preventative maintenance programs. Register is free and open to the public. Sign up here.

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EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly finalized standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that would improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution to reduce the impacts of climate change, while bolstering energy security and spurring manufacturing innovation.

The final phase two program promotes a new generation of cleaner, more fuel efficient trucks by encouraging the development and deployment of new and advanced cost-effective technologies. Read EPA’s full release here.

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U.S. Senators Call on Honda to Immediately Issue “Do Not Drive” Order for Certain Takata Air Bags

After new data revealed that Takata air bags in certain Honda and Acura vehicles have a 50 percent chance of rupture in a crash, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) are calling on Honda to immediately issue a “do not drive” order to owners vehicles with these dangerous air bags. In a letter to Honda, the Senators urged Honda to take the strongest possible action to ensure that vehicles with such air bags are immediately removed from the road before more people are killed. They also called on the company to take additional measures to make it as easy as possible for owners of these vehicles to have this dangerous defect repaired, without having to drive the vehicle to a dealership. To see the full text of the letter, click here.

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