What You Need to Know
To Elevate and Unite Automotive Professionals, and Give Them Voice 

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Electronic Reporting for Hazardous Waste and Materials Starts Soon!


The Electronic Reporting law for hazardous waste and materials, took effect in 2009 due to passage of AB 2286, requires all regulated businesses and all regulated local government agencies, called Unified Program Agencies (UPA), to use the Internet to file required Unified Program information now filed by paper forms. This includes auto repair facility data regarding hazardous material regulatory activities, chemical inventories, underground and above ground storage tanks, and hazardous waste generation. It also includes UPA data such as inspections and enforcement actions.


All regulated businesses and local governments are required to submit their regulatory reports electronically by 2013. 


Regulated businesses can report using Cal/EPA's California Environmental Reporting Systems (CERS) or directly to their local regulatory agency.


For more information on electronic reporting filing and forms please click here.






ASCCA Member of the Month Program    


Who will be the ASCCA Member of the Month?


Send your nominations in now and wait for the monthly announcement!  


The ASCCA Member of the Month is a new recognition & appreciation program developed by your ASCCA Leadership to recognize our members who go above and beyond to support our core purpose: To Elevate and Unite Automotive Professionals and Give them Voice.


Each Member of the Month will receive a certificate and a $50 visa gift card. Additionally, the member will be recognized on the ASCCA website homepage for one month, announced on Team Talk, featured in the WYNTK and in the California Independent.


Send your recommendations for ASCCA Member of the Month to Heather Vigil via email at hvigil@amgroup.us with "Member of the Month Nomination" in the subject line.  Include a description of why your nominee should be recognized as ASCCA Member of the Month!


Consider the following criteria when considering a candidate you would wish to nominate for ASCCA Member of the Month:

  • Faithfully adheres to ASCCA code of ethics (check online reviews for unresolved issues?)
  • Active proponent of ASCCA (both State & Chapter); talks up ASCCA to non-members
  • Actively helps other shops succeed (both member and pre-member shops)
  • Utilizes member benefits (ASCCA advantage) & mentors new members in utilizing benefits
  • Active in local Chapter (where applicable) & State events
  • Adds his/her voice to legislative issues; contacting representatives on key issues
  • Participates in /monitors Team Talk


Each nomination will be carefully reviewed and considered by the ASCCA Membership Committee.  The pool of Member of the Month winners will be voted on by the Chapter Representatives Committee for Member of the Year to be honored at ASCCA's Summer Conference, June 21-23, 2013 at the Hilton Irvine Orange County.


There is no limit to those who can be nominated so send your recommendations in today!  



Electronic Reporting for Hazardous Waste and Materials Starts Soon!
ASCCA Member of the Month Program
Aftermarket Tidbits
Get Your ASCCA "The Sign You Can Trust" Sign Now!!
ASCCA One Member Can Campaign - Update

 Click here for a complete list of ASCCA corporate sponsors and member benefits.  


Member of the Month James Justus

James Justus of James Automotive in San Diego, CA has been a four decade plus dedicated member of IGO/ASC/ASCCA since 1971. He gives back to his industry, this Association, is community and his chapter.  James currently serves on the Government Affairs Committee and has served on many committees with varying positions both within his local chapter and at the state level. Not only does James actively participate in the annual Legislative Day, Quarterly Team Weekends, attend annual conferences, he also regularly contacts his legislators on issues affecting the automotive industry, freely offers his experience-based advice to his colleagues and always offers an open ear to a colleague in need.


James has been very instrumental and active with SB 750 which he was assigned to track and monitor by Government Affairs Committee Chair, Craig Johnson.


ASCCA members like James are shining examples of how One Member CAN Make a Difference!



Calendar of Events

Team Weekend   

September 29-30, 2012
Embassy Suites, Sacramento 


Team Weekend 
December 8-9, 2012
Embassy Suites, Sacramento
Hotel Reservation
Room Rate: $149
Reservation deadline: Nov 16 



Aftermarket Tidbits  


SS/Garage Foreign Repair Share Rises With Outlet Vehicle Volume


Lang Marketing, in its current nationwide brand share study among Service Stations and Garages, is finding that larger outlets average a substantially higher rate of foreign nameplate repair than do smaller operations. Dividing Service Stations and Garages according to average weekly vehicle volume reveals that Service Stations and Garages in the lowest quartile of repair activity have approximately three quarters less of their product sales generated by foreign nameplates than do Service Stations and Garages in the highest quartile: under 15% versus over 55%.


Rapid Growth during Next 5 years


With foreign nameplates comprising a majority of cars and light trucks in the repair-age sweet-spot across the U.S. within the next 5 years, the share of foreign nameplate repair conducted by larger Service Stations and Garages will dramatically increase which, in turn, will boost foreign vehicle repair among Service Stations and Garages as a group.


Different Brands Used for Foreign Nameplates


In addition to conducting an above-average share of foreign repair, larger Service Stations and

Garages also are more inclined than smaller operations to use different product brands when

repairing foreign nameplates than they do for domestic cars and light trucks. These two factors are combining to accelerate Service Station and Garage brand change.


Larger Service Stations and Garages


Increasing vehicle diversity and technology along with growing complexity of vehicle power plants and operating systems will combine to provide competitive advantages to larger Service Stations and Garages which are better able to adapt to the changing vehicle mix competitive landscape than are smaller Service Stations and Garages. The result will be above-average growth for larger Service Stations and Garages and a decline in the competitive position and population of smaller Service Stations and Garages.


Aftermarket Consequences


All this will have significant consequences for where and how Service Stations and Garages

purchase as well as product brands they install.


From Aftermarket Insight #153 by Jim Lang, President,

Lang Marketing Resources, Inc.; www.langmarketing.com






The Sign You Can Trust!        


ASCCA Public Relations slogan is designed with the purpose of ensuring that the ASCCA sign is synonymous with quality automotive shops. The slogan, The Sign You Can Trust! is directed at your potential and existing customers.


This exciting campaign was kicked off at the 2012 Summer Conference with the introduction of the new adjunct sign, The Sign You Can Trust!  This new sign can be ordered to hang under your existing ASCCA shop sign.


The adjunct sign is the first step to create public awareness that will translate into consumers looking for shops displaying the ASCCA sign. The goal of our campaign is to increase your business with new customers and help you retain existing clients. Participate in this new campaign and help strengthen the public's awareness that ASCCA shops are the shops they can trust to meet their automotive needs!  


How to use the new slogan:

  • Place on existing letterhead, business cards, brochures and forms.
  • On your website and social media pages.
  • In your printed and electronic newsletters.
  • With your local advertising.
  • Place on Press Releases when producing information for public distribution.
  • Place the adjunct sign with the slogan beneath your ASCCA sign at your shop.
  • Incorporate on promotional material produced for your shop, such as calendars, mugs, magnets, pens, etc.

For more information on getting the ASCCA logo with the new slogan and for purchasing an adjunct sign, contact ASCCA staff at (800) 810-4272 or email Heather Vigil at hvigil@amgroup.us.  



ASCCA  One Member Can! Update        


The One Member Can! campaign has pushed off with great momentum and we've seen just how much one member CAN make a difference!


Since the launch of the One Member Can! campaign in February, ASCCA has seen individual members throughout the state rise to the occasion to reach out and make a difference in their Chapter and for ASCCA!


Rory Balmer has already earned his first iPad and is well on his way towards earning more prizes.  Rory (pictured below) was awarded his iPad at the ASCCA Summer Conference, June 23-24 at the Hilton Irvine Orange County.  


You Can Make a Difference & Be Rewarded Too!


Remember when you recruit a new member to send in your coupon on the bottom of the One Member Can! Membership Drive or send an email with your name and the name of the member(s) you have recruited.


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



Special Thank You to ASCCA's Diamond Sponsors!

One Capitol Mall, Suite 320
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 810-4272