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VRRRM Program for Emission Repair Assistance




Are you aware of the VRRRM program for emission repair assistance? Vehicles that fail the emission portion of the smog check may be eligible for up to $800 in repair assistance!


VRRRM Program General Eligibility Guidelines:


Funding the VRRRM program was made possible by a grant from the Reformulated Gasoline Settlement Fund created as a result of an antitrust class action with the purpose of achieving clean air or fuel efficiency benefit for California consumers.


In order to participate in the VRRRM program the consumer must be a member of the class. Class members are consumers who purchased gasoline in California between 1995 and August 11, 2005, during the months of April through October.


Consumers should fully exhaust all assistance available from publicly funded vehicle repair or replacement programs for which the consumer qualifies prior to applying for VRRRM.


Consumers may review the website for more information or contact a Call Center agent at 1-800-622-7733 to help identify available publicly funded programs in their area or to determine eligibility to participate in available VRRRM vehicle repair or vehicle replacement programs.


Consumers should complete and sign a VRRRM Application providing vehicle information and verifying that the consumer is a member of the class and meets other eligibility guidelines.


Consumer may be:

  • an individual or
  • a small business as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration


Consumer must own a vehicle that is:

  • currently registered in California, or
  • registered with California DMV as Planned Non Operational (PNO), or
  • delinquent in the California registration renewal process and not in the process of registering in California for the first time.

Other eligibility requirements:

  • Consumer must provide proof of ownership.
  • Vehicle should have continuous six month registration to the same owner in California.
  • Vehicle must be gasoline powered and light or medium duty with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of up to 14,000 pounds.
  • Vehicles owned by federal, state or local agencies are not eligible for VRRRM.
  • Specially Constructed Vehicles (SPCNs) are not eligible for VRRRM.

CLICK HERE for full VRRRM application and guidelines.


Governor Brown Signs SB 94 Into Law


SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced he has signed SB 94, which requires the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to temporarily delay billing Californians who have vehicle registration renewals due on or after July 1, 2011 in order to avoid erroneous billing, double billing or other confusion while a budget deal is being crafted.


SB 94 full text


ASCCA Government Affairs Committee works to educate our members on issues affecting their business, and to provide a voice for ASCCA members to act on state, regional and local issues.


All members are encouraged to contact the committee with any concerns you may have. Your voice does make a difference!

What to Do if You Encounter Dangerous Conditions



The question has recently been raised, "If you encounter a dangerous condition on a vehicle, such as a separated tire or low brake pedal, do you do anything more than issue a warning notice on the invoice"?


Here are a couple of the responses received from fellow members of ASCCA:


  • If the consumer will not authorize proper repair, have the vehicle towed to the location of their choice within a 5 mile radius.This is a position based on liability.
  • If it is determined that ANY vehicle presented for service at your shop has a safety related issue, it is advised that the shop technician recommend all necessary safety related repairs in writing. If the consumer refuses to allow the repairs to be performed, the job should be refused with a note on the invoice stating that the consumer has refused safety related repairs, the vehicle is unsafe to operate and a free tow should be offered. If the tow is declined, that should also be noted on the invoice. The consumer should receive a copy of the invoice containing recommendations, the safety warning and the offer of a free tow.  

Thank you to our resourceful members for their very helpful advice. If you would like to contribute to this discussion, please forward your comments to



ASCCA Proudly Announces

New Corporate Sponsor

BG Products


BG Products 

ASCCA is proud to announce its most recent corporate sponsor, BG Products.


BG Products has been synonymous with quality for over 40 years and is likewise excited about its growing partnership with the ASCCA. BG Products specializes in driving Gross Profit and Customer Retention through its various offerings of Preventive Maintenance services. BG Products looks forward to helping Independent Shops maximize opportunity over the coming months.


Please feel free to contact anyone of the following distributors:

BG Products, Inc.


BG PetroSpecs Inc.

Mike McCarthy:


Brian Gourley:

3301 Grande Vista Drive

Newbury Park, California 91320

Phone: (805) 498-4546

Fax: (805) 499-7430



Elbert Dist / Cor-Max Technology

Ty Elbert E-mail: 


Visalia Office: 559-733-5750

1719 E Janelli Court

Visalia, CA 93729


Bakersfield Office: 661-837-8350
3001 Automall Drive Suite C
Bakersfield, CA 93313


San Diego Office: 619-440-5339
1027 Greenfield, Suite D
El Cajon, CA 92021


Riverside Office: 951-248-1118

2021 3rd St., Suite C

Riverside, CA 92507



Fleming Distributing Company

Jeff Fleming

PO Box 5555
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Phone: (916) 933-2430

Fax: (916) 933-2833












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New ASCCA Sponsor: BG Products

Calendar of Events

June 10 - 12
Summer Conference
Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa
Santa Rosa, CA

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October 22-23
Team Weekend
Embassy Suites Sacramento

December 9-10

Team Weekend
Embassy Suites Sacramento

ASCCA Summer Conference

June 10-12, 2011


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