March 27, 2018 — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has released the latest updates to its “Not-Included Operations” charts. The resources are available for free to the industry and designed to ensure collision repairers consider all of the possible operations when they write an estimate.

These new resources, “Reference Chart of Not-Included Operations When Installing New Replacement Parts” and “Reference Chart of Not-Included Operations When Installing LKQ Parts” are available on the ASA website and serves as a quick summary of general, not-included operations. It should be used in addition to procedure pages supplied by individual information providers.

“As a former shop owner and a current industry consultant,” said Mike Anderson, AAM, of Collision Advice, “I find that one of the best tools for me to improve the quality of my estimates are the ASA Not Included Charts for New and Recycled Parts. “In addition, I find the ASA Not-Included charts to be a great tool for training entry-level estimators, as well as the most advanced to truly understand what is not included. Thanks to ASA for publishing something that is truly a game changer!”

“The Not-Included charts published by ASA for the benefit of the industry were, and are, the brainchild of Mike Anderson, and we can’t thank Mike enough for his commitment and dedication in working with the Automotive Service Association Collision Operations Committee to bring this valuable resource to our members and the industry at large,” added Scott Benavidez, Collision Division director. “It’s one more example of how ASA works with our volunteer membership to provide the insight and information necessary to help our members succeed.”

The publications are available in a PDF format for ASA member-shops and the industry at under Tools and Resources.

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry. ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit or call (817) 514-2900.

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