Auto Repair Centers

The ASA-Midwest Mechanical Committee is currently researching and preparing information for members on the following topic(s):

  • Mechanic’s Lien Information – putting together a quick and easy-to-use packet for members to assist with gaining titles for abandoned vehicles, as well as information to inform shops of the correct documentation and procedures when a customer drops off a vehicle to eliminate issues and aid in a quick title, if necessary.

For more information, or to serve on the mechanical committee, please contact the ASA-Midwest Mechanical Division Chair:

Dustin Atwood
A-1 Custom Car Care
Springfield, MO
(417) 887-8000

Wage & Hour Hotline

Wouldn't it be great to have a source to turn to when it comes to wage issues regarding your employees? As an ASA member, that information is at your fingertips.

By using the Wage and Hour Hotline, you can get accurate information on how to comply with the complex and fast-changing federal Wage and Hour laws and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations. Members receive valuable advice to prevent violations of labor law and employment policies within 48 hours of contacting the ASA membership department. The initial consultation is free. For assistance pertaining to wage and hour issues, please contact the ASA member services team at (800) 272-7467, extension 361, and allow our staff to assist you.

The Wage and Hour attorney program conducted by Brian T. Farrington has been associated with ASA since 1991. Since that time he has advised countless ASA members, delivered numerous presentations to local ASA groups, and has helped more than a few shops with wage- hour investigations.

With all the rules and regulations out there, it is comforting to know that as a member of ASA you have a resource to help you when labor and employment issues arise.

In addition, Farrington specializes in federal wage and hour programs and offers two courses through the Automotive Management Institute: "Compensation Plans: What's Right for Your Employee?" and "How Do Wage and Hour Issues Affect Me?"

Be sure you comply with labor laws. The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division is responsible for the enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage, overtime and youth employment provisions.

Relevant compliance materials have been posted by the Wage and Hour Division on its website. Compliance materials on "off-the-clock" and compensable work hours are available here.

ASA National Mechanical Division Update

Recent activities of the ASA Mechanical Division Operations Committee.