What You Need to Know
To Elevate and Unite Automotive Professionals, andGive Them Voice 
Brake Job Industry Standards...There are no Standards!

About 2 years ago a major brake chain was cited, fined and shut down for not performing "Brake Jobs" and "Brake Inspections" to " Industry Standards". THERE ARE NO STANDARDS!

 

At the same time, ASCCA Government Affairs, on behalf of our members and at our members' request, contacted BAR concerning the possibility of new Brake Regulations that would spell out what a "Brake Inspection" and what a "Brake Repair" actually is.  A " free" brake inspection by some shops would bait a customer into a "Brake Job" that was nothing more than hanging Pads or Shoes on Undersized Rotors, or Drums.  Since there are no standards, performing any brake work is considered a  brake job. Members told us that they would quote a customer to Machine or Replace Rotors, Install Quality Pads, only for the customer to decline the work, and call them later saying the shop up the street did the same brake job (they hung pads only) and they were "ripping them off."  "So what is a Brake Job, or Inspection?," we asked BAR.

 

ASCCA Government Affairs then formed a subcommittee with other ASCCA members and wrote initial regulations (three-plus pages) of what we thought a "Brake Job" and a "Brake Inspection" should encompass. Our legislative advocate, Jack Molodanof, worked with BAR and our subcommittee to develop draft standards.  ASCCA sought input from other aftermarket organizations, and a consensus was achieved.  The attached regulation, entitled "Brake Inspection and Repair Requirements," is the result; the  regulation has been reviewed and accepted by BAR and other interested parties.  BAR will hold a formal hearing regarding the regulation at 3:00 pm on May 21 in Sacramento.

 

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 local, regional and statewide issues.

 

All members are encouraged to contact the committee with any concerns they may have.  

 

CLICK HERE for Brake Inspection and Repair Requirements specific language of Proposed Regulation.  


ADA Compliance Video on YouTube

The State Chamber of Commerce and several other organizations have created a video regarding small business compliance with ADA.

CLICK HERE to watch the video. 

 

Jack Crawley, of Fisk Automotive Featured in Parts & People       

 

 Longtime ASCCA member and current association Treasurer, Jack Crawley  was featured in Parts and People where he shared his top reasons for joining ASCCA.

CLICK HERE to see the full article. 

 

 

ASCCA Launches New Membership Drive        

 

  

At February's ASCCA Team Weekend, the Board of Directors approved our new membership drive campaign for 2012, One Member Can. This campaign is designed as a tool to help us reach our goal of doubling our membership, and to remind each of you that EVERY member truly CAN make a difference in the growth of our Association.

 

The attached flyers were designed by the membership committee as marketing material to be used to introduce and provide information to Chapter Leadership about the One Member Can program.

 

The One Member Can informative, 2-page flyer is designed to be printed double-sided on 8 " x 11" sheets of paper, while the one page poster is designed to be a tabletop piece, printed on glossy 8" x 10" stock paper - to be place next to the 2-page flyers. There is also a 16" x 20" poster available. If you would like to display a poster of that size, please contact us directly and the template will be forwarded separately.

 

Please take a moment to read through the marketing material thoroughly. The more you know about our One Member Can campaign - the better you'll be at using it to engage and enlist new members! The material also contains instructions on how to report your new member sign-ups, and how you can win a new iPad.

 

If you need any additional information or have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Heather Vigil at (800) 810-4272 or hvigil@amgroup.us.

 

 

Click here for the One Member Can flyer.

Click here for the One Member Can Poster
 

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE
ASCCA Government Affairs Committee Spearheads Regulations
ADA Compliance Video on YouTube
Jack Crawley Featured in Parts and People

Calendar of Events


 

Legislative Day
April 18, 2012

Sacramento, CA
Click here for registration form.

 

ASCCA Summer Educational Conference 
June 22-24, 2012

Hilton Irvine, Orange County Airport

Room Rate: $99
Hotel Reservation: Call 800.445.8667 and ask for ASCCA room rate.
Reservation deadline: June 5, 2012

Convention Information & Preliminary Schedule 

  2012 Exhibitor Brochure

 

Team Weekend 
September 29-30, 2012

Embassy Suites, Sacramento
Hotel Reservation
Room Rate: $149
Reservation deadline: September 7

 

Team Weekend 
December 8-9, 2012

Embassy Suites, Sacramento
Hotel Reservation: COMING SOON
Room Rate: $149
Reservation deadline: November 16
 

 

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