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

We have nearly 200 "Likes" on our Facebook Page - We can do Better than that!  

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Please visit us on our Facebook page. We had to rebuild our page a few months back and would LOVE to get back to our 900+ likes. We're only at 200 now - we can do MUCH better than that! Please like us if you haven't already. We share great industry information on our page, as well as association event notifications and even share pictures of the great work you are all doing. We look forward to your comments and shared experiences. We will continue to post information, links and events as a way to continue supporting our community and advancing our industry, but we need your help to make our page a great and useful resourse. Please encourage your friends and colleagues to "Like" us as well! We look forward to hearing from you soon!


 Do you have your Sign You Can Trust Sign?



The Sign You Can Trust contest deadline is March 31! The chapter with the highest percentage of shops with the new sign will win 1 FREE ADMISSION to the 2013 Summer Conference INCLUDING a two night stay at the Hilton Irvine.

There will also be four winners drawn from the raffle who will have a chance to win:
  • Three cases of synthetic oil from Kendall Oil
  • Made to order ASCCA jacket from G & K Services
  • $100 Visa gift card
  • Beautiful limited edition print by wildlife artist Sandra Jordan

All you have to do is get your adjunct The Sign You Can Trust sign - take a picture - and email it to us.


To get your sign email Heather Vigil at hvigil@amgroup.us.

To send us a picture of your sign email it to Cindi Alvidrez at calvidrez@amgroup.us.

This is a great opportunity to introduce ASCCA shops to consumers as the quality shops in California who will meet their automotive needs.



Board of Equalization Releases Helpful Document

The Board of Equalization has released a document, "Auto Repair Garages and Service Stations", a publication intended as a general guide to the Sales and Use Tax Law and regulations as they apply to the operations of vehicle repair garages and service stations.

Please click here to access the document




BAR Advisory Group Meeting Handouts Now Available Online
The Bar Advisory Group has made meeting handouts for the February 13, 2013 meeting available online.

Please click here to access the handouts.



One Third of Ford Dealers will Sell EVs

More than 900 dealers, about a third of the Ford-brand dealer body, will be certified to see Ford-brand plug-in vehicles by spring, Ford has announced.  The number of EV Certified Dealers has grown from about 200 dealers in November and is ahead of where the company projected earlier.  Ford attributed the spike to increased demand for the electrified vehicles.  EV Certified Dealers have to meet special certification requirements in order to be allowed to sell Ford-brand plug-in vehicles.  Ford currently offers two: the Ford Focus Electric and C-Max Energi.  A third plug-in, the Fusion Energi, goes on sale soon.  To be certified, Ford dealers must install at least two on-site charging stations, including one in the customer parking area and another in the service department.  Dealers must also keep at least one Focus Electric and C-Max Energi on hand for demonstrations.  And 80 percent of sales consultants, sales managers, service managers and service advisers are required to take specialized training in vehicle electrification. 



Do you have your Sign You Can Trust sign?
Board of Equalization Releases Helpful Document
BAR Advisory Group Meeting Handouts Available Online
One Third of Ford Dealers will Selll EVs
Nominate an ASCCA Member of the Month
Calendar of Events

Legislative Day

Tuesday April 16, 2013

Eureka Room (Basement Level)

California State Capitol

Click here for full agenda.

Click here for Fly-In information


Summer Conference 

June 21-23 

Irvine, CA

Hotel Rate: $99 

Hotel Reservation: 1-800-445-8667

Online Registration NOW Available! 


Team Weekend

September 27-29

Embassy Suites Sacramento

Sacramento, CA 



Nominate an ASCCA Member for Member of the Month!


The ASCCA Member of the Month is a new program developed by 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.


YOU can nominate a Member of the Month by sending your recommendation to Heather Vigil at hvigil@amgroup.us. All nominations should include a summary of why your nominee should be considered for ASCCA's Member of the Month.


When making a recommendation, please use the following criteria:

  • Faithfully adheres to ASCCA code of ethics
  • Active proponent of ASCCA (both State and Chapter); talks up ASCCA to non-members
  • Actively helps oter shops succeed (both member and non-member shops)
  • Utilizes member benefits (ASCCA Advantage) and mentors new members utilizing benefits
  • Active in local Chapter (where applicable) and state events
  • Adds his/her voice to legislative issues; contacting representatives on key issues
  • Pays dues on time
  • Participates in/monitors Team Talk


Each nomination will be carefully reviewed and considered by the ASCCA Membership Committee. The pool of Members 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.


For more information on the Member of the Month program, please contact Heather Vigil at hvigil@amgroup.us.




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