NESSARA Joins ASA as ‘Supporting Association’ Member

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April 15, 2014—The New England Service Station & Repair Association (NESSARA) has joined the Automotive Service Association (ASA) as a supporting association member, according to an ASA announcement.

“NESSARA is excited to become a supporting association of ASA,” said Rusty Savignac, NESSARA president and co-owner of Paxton Garage Inc. in Paxton, Mass. “While we have collaborated closely in the past, particularly with respect to Right to Repair, we feel that it’s critical that the two groups interact to remain on top of industry issues on a regional and national level for the benefit of our members. The landscape is changing fast with automotive electronics and the connected car, and the independent needs to be prepared for the opportunities offered by these innovations. No better way to be prepared for the connected car than to be connected.”

NESSARA was created in 1974 to protect and enhance the rights of small service stations, repair facilities, convenience stores, tire dealers, car washes and related automotive service groups. It remains the largest recognized 501c (6) non-profit organization supporting the automotive industry in New England.

The ASA launched its supporting association membership category early in 2014 to “encourage unity among industry groups as they address common issues,” according to the release. To learn more about ASA’s supporting association membership program, contact ASA president and executive director Dan Risley at

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