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American Automotive Service Earns Vehicle Protection Association (VPA) Certification

Missouri vehicle service contracts firm passes industry certification tests regarding adherence to association standards of conduct and compliance with federal and state laws.

Selbyville, DE, February 15, 2011 – The Vehicle Protection Association (VPA) today announced today that American Automotive Service Solutions has joined the growing ranks of certified vehicle service contract providers.

The VPA was formed to promote regulatory transparency, education and accountability for automotive service contracts marketing and servicing. In order to improve consumer protections, the VPA implemented a rigorous certification program that includes a lengthy and comprehensive third-party audit.

"We're focused on providing top rated policies with the best customer service," said Ben Gallatin, the General Manager at American Automotive Service Solutions. "Our opportunities in this industry are directly related to our reputation and that's something we're not willing to sacrifice. The future of our industry is reliant upon each of us accepting that same responsibility, so that we can all move forward together."

"American Automotive Service Solutions has demonstrated their strong commitment to doing right by consumers," said Larry Hecker, executive director of VPA. "We are pleased to welcome them into the growing ranks of VPA-certified companies."

Consumers who are interested in purchasing vehicle service contracts are strongly encouraged to do business with VPA-certified firms. The operations and business practices of VPA-certified companies have been reviewed by independent auditors, staffed by former assistant Attorneys General who are specifically trained in operations audits of marketing firms. They intensely scrutinize the companies to make sure they follow state and federal laws, as well as the VPAs Standards of Conduct.

After completing and passing the VPA's Certification-Audit Program, companies can display the Vehicle Protection Association Certification logo on their websites and marketing materials. The VPA Certification logo is a sign to consumers that they are working with a good vehicle service contracts vendor. To date, ten companies have received certification. A full list of certified companies can be found at http://www.vpainfo.org/Certified-Companies.

About American Automotive Service Solutions

American Automotive Service Solutions is a leading provider of vehicle service contracts. The company has been in business since 2008 and is located in Wentzville, Missouri. American Automotive provides new and used coverage for vehicles with a focus on a positive customer experience. For more information, consumers can call 877-892-5386.

About the Vehicle Protection Association

The Vehicle Protection Association (VPA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing firms that are active in the automotive service contract industry. Members include service contract finance companies, marketers, administrators, insurers, and software providers. VPA currently has more than 50 members. The organization is committed to ensuring regulatory compliance among members, educating consumers on their rights, protecting consumers, and otherwise ensuring the integrity of the automotive service contract industry. For more information, visit www.vpainfo.org.

For more information:

Chris Carenza, Executive Director
Vehicle Protection Association (VPA)
Phone: (314) 667-5654
info@vpainfo.org

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