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Legislative Update – January 2022

January 12th, 2022 by

On behalf of ASTA, it is our duty to provide our members information regarding legislative actions impacting our industry both locally, and nationally. Please see below for this month’s update from ASTA Associate Director and Registered Lobbyist, Reece Hester.   Standard business-mileage deduction from the IRS The Internal Revenue Service recently issued the 2022 optional […]

Letter From the President – January 2022

January 12th, 2022 by

One of the tragic misconceptions of leadership that many shop owners fall victim to is that the leader must be the all-knowing problem solver for their company.  For the readers old enough to remember the 1985 TV show MacGyver, this is the standard that many leaders have set for themselves. As the leader, the shop […]

Legislative Update

December 14th, 2021 by

On behalf of ASTA, it is our duty to provide our members information regarding legislative actions impacting our industry both locally, and nationally. Please see below for this month’s update from ASTA Associate Director and Registered Lobbyist, Reece Hester.   Tinted Window Inspections       Hey driver …..lower that window! Senate Bill 64 will most likely not […]

Letter From The President – December 2021

December 14th, 2021 by

That went fast. 2021 is over. Many of you will (and should) look back at the year and be proud. Year two of the global pandemic is almost done and you SURVIVED! While 2021 was different than 2020, it had no fewer challenges. Be proud. You navigated inflation spikes, disruptive increases in technology, and massive […]

Letter From The President – November 2021

November 17th, 2021 by

  Hi, Friends. The Automotive Service and Tire Alliance is off to a great start. Your board of directors had its first meeting on October 13th. The energy in the room was palpable. Your board and staff are committed to creating a first-class organization uniquely equipped to understand and serve the needs of independent tire […]

The End of an Era and Start of a New Age

October 14th, 2021 by

Its the end of an era and start of a new age for the automotive aftermarket in the Southeast. The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) and North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA) will close the book on their final chapters as they have merged to form the Automotive Service & Tire Alliance (ASTA). […]

Change is Coming!

September 30th, 2021 by

As previously announced, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) and North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA) are merging to form the Automotive Service and Tire Alliance (ASTA). This merger is official as of October 1, 2021. ASTA will premiere new branding in the near future. ASTA’s first board meeting will be October 21, […]

It’s Time For ASTE 2021

September 15th, 2021 by

  It’s almost here! Time for old friends to reunite and catch up. Time to make new friends, get some awesome training, and enjoy each other’s fellowship. Once again we converge at the Embassy Suites in Cary, North Carolina for 2 days of gaining knowledge and connections. This year promises to be the biggest event […]

Growing your own technicians. It works!

August 18th, 2021 by

3 years ago this young high school kid walked in our front door unannounced, wanting a part time job. My initial impression wasn’t great, but it was a busy time of the year so I interviewed him and decided to give him a chance. That same year (2019) he graduated high school and started full […]

Shop Culture

July 19th, 2021 by

  What is a company culture? It’s a set of shared values, behaviors, beliefs, attitudes and practices that identify or characterize an organization. In reality we all have a company culture whether we know it or not. The vibe inside the business is the byproduct of your culture. It’s the way you do business and […]