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“We want to share the vision of ASA Colorado and ASA National, and shine a spotlight on what we’re doing for the industry,” says Brad Pellman, ASA Colorado chairman.
Englewood, Colo.—ASA Colorado has renewed its focus on growing and creating awareness of its benefits to members and the industry, from training opportunities to important legislative concerns. The annual meeting has also returned, having had its first one late last year and another one scheduled...
Luke Walch, owner of Green Eyed Motors in Boulder, caters to customers in the market for previously owned hybrids and EVs. His independent dealership also conducts service and repairs.
Boulder, Colo.—When Luke Walch’s employer, Tesla, asked him to relocate from Boulder to Lone Tree or California he wasn’t thrilled with the prospect of either. The NorCal transplant instead decided to stay put in Colorado and follow his hunch that there was a market for a used EV and hybrid...
After six months of planning, Rowley’s Accident & Hail Repair opened earlier this year. Pictured, from left, are owners Bill Park, Tony Frasher and Ryan Hampton. The shop uses Symach’s spray booth and quick-drying technology for fast repairs.
Loveland, Colo.--The trio of owners at Rowley’s Accident & Hail Repair are acutely aware that many production collision repair shops are over capacity in Colorado. So when a catastrophic hailstorm hits the Front Range, like the one last May, the problem is exacerbated.        Filling the niche...
Prosser, Washington, March 19, 2018 - On Tuesday, April 10th, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will hold an open board meeting from 3:00 - 5:00pm in the Westminster 2 room at the Westin in Westminster, Colorado. Everyone wishing to learn more about the association's industry work...
Prosser, Washington, March 12, 2018 – The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will be hosting the annual "Repairer Roundtable" from 9:00 - 11:00am on Wednesday, April 11th at the Westin in Westminster, Colorado. The meeting is open to all industry participants, and is free of charge....
A bill has been introduced to extend the emissions-inspection cycle from two years to four years for ’82-and-newer model-year vehicles. Emissions inspections are currently required when the vehicle is first registered and biennially thereafter. The bill has been referred to the Senate...
You're invited to "Selling Essentials: Maximizing the Courtesy Inspection", the next course in the 2017/2018 ASA Colorado Series!  Space is going fast! When: Wednesday March 14 and Thursday March 15 6:30- 9:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.Where: Advance Auto Parts(CARQUEST), 10325 E. 49th Ave.,...
DENVER (March 1, 2018) – Cue the hackneyed jokes from the late-night talk show hosts: Gas prices will soon hit their priciest national average since the summer of 2015. That's the takeaway from a new forecast from AAA that found Americans can expect to pay as much as $2.70 per gallon this spring –...
From left: Representing three generations at Olde’s Garage are Gerry Olde, his daughter, Kate Porter, and her son, Monty Porter.
Evergreen, Colo.—If your last name is Olde or Porter, and you live in Evergreen, chances are your first job was at Olde’s Garage when you turned 13. This right of passage is part of the rich automotive history and entrepreneurial spirit that surrounds the family that founded Olde’s Garage in 1921,...
Registrations more than doubled (106 percent) in eight years; leads U.S. in light truck.
Denver—New car and light truck registrations in Colorado improved 5.7 percent in 2017 over 2016 and declined slightly (-1.7 percent) in December 2017 versus December 2016. According to registration data compiled by Experian Automotive for the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), year-to-...

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