Automotive Service Councils of California


December 27, 2013
Our office will be closed for the January 1 holiday.

Happy holidays from the ASCCA staff!
As the new year approaches, we are grateful for the many blessings of the past year.
We thank you for the honor and pleasure of working with you to serve the ASCCA.
We highly appreciate your friendship and support, and look forward to working closely with you in the coming year for the benefit of our great ASCCA members.

Calendar of Events

Team Weekend 

February 8-9, 2014
Embassy Suites, Sacramento 

2014 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Summit
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Embassy Suites, Sacramento, CA
Sponsored by ASCCA, CAWA, AAIA, CAT, and CalABC 
2014 Industry Summit Agenda 


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In This Issue
Calendar of Events
December Member of the Month



Member of the Month

Zarkis Martirosian, Bud Eberwein Automotive, Fresno, CA
In his own words:

I got involved in automotive repair because my uncle owned European Motors in San Jose for many years. At age 12, the idea of being able to repair something or build something was very intriguing to me. I also wanted to some day own a business like his.


I graduated with an AS degree from Fresno City College and went to work for Bud Eberwein Brake Service at age 20 in 1972. The day Bud interviewed me, I told him that one day I would buy him out. I worked for Bud for six years as a mechanic, then eight-and-a-half years managing the shop. I bought the shop from him in 1985. The business expanded and outgrew the building. Our current shop was built in 1987. I made Bud Eberwein Brake Service a full-service automotive shop in 1995.


What have I gained from ASCCA membership? Besides camaraderie and the development of deep friendships, ASCCA made me realize that being a business owner is not just about turning wrenches. While running that part of a business is OK, you have to be aware too that political and regulatory affairs can destroy your business. That awareness helped me decide to get involved in our ASCCA local chapter, to help protect my interests and the interests of my fellow shop owners.


I advise new ASCCA members to get involved in how the political and regulatory process works and understand how they can affect your business. Don't just depend on others to do it. Your voice is very important. Do not be intimidated by thinking you don't make a difference. Get involved in your local chapter and help build a network among your colleagues. That way, any time mechanical problems or other business issues arise, you can help each other.


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

AAIA Capital Report Offers Weekly Update on Legislative and Regulatory News for the Automotive Aftermarket
Click on the link below to read about imports of the refrigerant 134a from China, more on the Magnuson-Moss Guidance Document, requirements to mix ethanol fuel with standard fuel, and much more.
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Founded in 1940, the Automotive Service Councils of California is the largest independent automotive repair organization in California. Its members represent all areas of the automotive repair industry, including mechanical, auto body, suppliers and educators.