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ASCCA Consumer Focused Facebook Page Goes Live      

ASCCA has launched a consumer focused Facebook page Auto Repair Help by ASCCA. You can find us at  http://facebook.com/AutoRepairHelpbyASCCA.

The page is a piece of the Public Relations Committee's push to brand ASCCA to the motoring public. The committee envisioned a page that would provide useful auto repair tips to the average consumer and would, at the same time push those consumers to look to ASCCA for reliable auto repair information, and drive them to look for  ASCCA shops in their local communities. In collaboration with AutoVitals, Inc. the page has come to life!

AutoVitals is developing two apps for the page which will soon be available, 1) My Car - the My Car app will allow consumers to enter the make and model of their car and get maintenance information for their specific vehicle- the app will also contain a "Find a Local ASCCA Shop" feature which will include all active ASCCA shops, similar to the Find a Shop feature on the ASCCA website; and 2) ASCCA University- the ASCCA University app will be a video auto repair FAQ component, with several short videos.

The Public Relations committee selected AutoVitals, Inc. to develop and manage the new Facebook page, based on their expertise in the development of web-based products, social media and the auto repair industry.

Please take the time to "Like" and share the Auto Repair Help by ASCCA page and ask your customers, family and friends to "Like" and share as well. This very exciting new social media venture is a positive move for ASCCA and member shops - branding ASCCA and its members as leaders in the auto repair industry!

Prius Top Seller in California       

The Toyota Prius has maintained its lead as the best-selling new car in California in this year's first quarter, according to the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).  The gas-electric Prius hybrid, which comes in multiple variations, had 15,661 registrations in the first three months of the year, just edging 15,369 registrations for the Honda Accord.  Other top sellers statewide in the first quarter included the Honda Civic (14,918), Toyota Corolla (14,188) and Toyota Camry (12,991).  The Prius was the best-selling new car in 2012, as well, with 60,688 re3gistrations.

Among full-size pickups, the Ford F-Series, with 8,806 registrations, led sales, with the Chevrolet Silverado second at 5,895 registrations.


In-state new motor vehicle sales hit 403,658 in the first quarter, a 12.6 percent improvement from a year earlier and the highest first-quarter total since 2008, according to the CNCDA.


NASTF 2013 Fall General Meeting Wants Your Insight       

The agenda for the NASTF 2013 Fall General Meeting, November 6, in Las Vegas during AAPEX/SEMA is taking shape with automaker representatives joining independent technicians to address several important current industry issues. Among the major session topics planned are:

  • Counterfeit service tools
  • Collision industry gaps in service info, tools and education
  • Equipping the aftermarket with OEM diagnostic solutions requires careful product planning
  • Ask the Committee Co-Chairs

NASTF supporters with specific knowledge, questions, experience or insight into these or other current industry concerns are encouraged to email admin@nastf.org. Your insight will help shape the content of the General Meeting.




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ASCCA Launches Consumer Facebook Page
Prius Top Seller in CA
NASTF Elects New Board Members
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May Member of the Month

Denise Pina, her husband Fred and mom, Virginia, Brea Auto Body


In her own words: "Thank you for this honor from a great association with amazing members!


I remember one day, when I was young, Dad said, "I want to start my own shop." Things were really tight, so this was a big leap of faith. In 1979, my parents started Brea Auto Body, located in North Orange County, California. Brea Auto Body has grown to a state-of-the art collision repair and paint facility; a certified green shop, ASE Blue Seal, with all of the equipment, training and services of an A+ shop, recognized locally and nationally for community service. Consumers voted us Best Auto Body Shop in Orange County twice.


Our key values include excellence in customer service, a commitment to giving back, and dedication to making our industry better. Brea Auto Body is involved with many trade, business and charitable organizations as well as advisors to automotive colleges. We were honored with the NABC Pride Award, a national award given for humanitarian acts.


I grew up in the automotive industry - after college and a career in the Tech Industry, family brought me home and back to Brea Auto Body in 2002.


We joined ASCCA shortly thereafter. Thanks to Ira Newman who welcomed us, joining the board followed. When I think of ASCCA, I think of valuable friendships, strong, dedicated industry leaders, coming together to make a difference, and amazing people I learn from, every time we are together. We have been involved with the organization from hosting shop nights, attending Leg Day, contributing to marketing materials, legislation and more. ASCCA has embraced us as family, and I always know I can pick up the phone and ask a leader in the industry anywhere across the state a question. I am proud of our voice in government, our contributions to our industry, and to each other as shop owners. I am grateful to ASCCA and it's members."


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


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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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