Automotive Service Councils of California


February 28, 2014

ASCCA's "Chalk on the Floor" Video Now Available for Members

The ASCCA's Public Relations Committee, chaired by Dennis Motalbano, has finished up the ASCCA's "Chalk on the Floor" video and it is now available for members to use to advertise their business and its connection to the ASCCA. It can be downloaded for free.
Members can contact Bob Harris to get the last five seconds of the 30-second commercial tagged with information on their auto shop. The fee for that is only $50. Bob can be reached at


ASCCA Member Exclusive Discount Offer on DAD

AESwave and BanaLogic are proud to offer ASCCA members a 15% discount off the price of a full IMclean Kiosk or IMclean DAD.


The IMclean DAD (Data Acquisition Device) has been engineered by Drew Technologies a leader in advanced diagnostic and vehicle communications tools worldwide.  Drew was the first to begin BAR-OIS Beta testing in California.


The IMclean Kiosk offers a turn-key solution for performing BAR-OIS inspections that includes Drew Techlogies DAD.  The IMclean Kiosk has been configured and tested by BanaLogic, a provider of proven, reliable emissions equipment across the country.  BanaLogic offers outstanding customer service and technical support and backs their IMclean Kiosk with a bumper-to-bumper warranty.  Financing is available.


To purchase at this limited time, discounted price contact at 877-351-9573.


iATN Offers Special ASCCA Discount

ASCCA members are eligible for an added benefit on iATN. The benefit comes at no additional cost to those already subscribing to iATN at the Business level.


This benefit allows you to upgrade your account to the new Business+ level at the same rate as the iATN Business plan @ $30/mo. Not only will you save $15/mo. on the regular rate for Business+, you will be able to grant premium access to each of your employees' individual accounts (up to 4) so they can enjoy premium access, allowing them to stay up to date with current trends in: 

  • Diagnostics - learn from their peers sharing diagnostic procedures
  • Tools & Techniques - use iATN's new waveform library data sharing system
  • Analytics - discover new ways to address vehicle concerns
  • Knowledge Base - Access to over 3.8 million data asset items
  • Shop Management - Discuss challenges and solutions with fellow shop owners and managers
  • Industry Events - Stay up to date with training events being offered

The following links provide a great place to start in recognizing the rich discussions taking place on iATN in helping solve today's tough issues. Learning and sharing amongst peers will provide you and your staff with valuable perspective. 

iATN has a video tutorial index covering many aspects of iATN, including how to add sub-accounts to your Business+ account located on this page:


Please use the following special link to take full advantage of this offer today!


If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact Scott Brown (President of iATN) or their support team @ 866-428-6428 or by email


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In This Issue
"Chalk on the Floor Video" Available
Discount Offer on DAD
iATN Offers ASCCA Discount
February Member of the Month Ken Breshears
Legislative Fly-in on April 30


February Member of the Month: Ken Breshears

ASCCA member Ken Breshears, of Keith's Auto Repair in Redding (ASCCA Chapter 99)

In his own words: 

At 10 years of age my first job was detailing cars and working the pump island at my father's Chevron service station during the summer. Later, when he became the AAA towing contractor for Shasta County, I would help the drivers on snow days and help the technicians during the summer. In high school I found employment in a restaurant and became a sous chef by age 18. By age 20 for many reasons I returned to the family business, a high volume Chevron station with a busy back room repair business. I became the manager by the end of that first summer, in 1983. The automotive repair business was changing and I was excited to learn all aspects of the industry, such as customer service, business management, new technologies and much more.


In 1992 my father expanded and opened a general repair  and smog check facility, Keith's Auto Repair. I was still running the service station with lube bays and food mart. In 1995 I was sent to run the shop and increase sales. The shop was relocated in 1997 and on May 1, 1999 my wife and I bought Keith's Auto Repair from my father.


In 2001 during a membership drive I was approached to join ASCCA. I had learned it was important to support associations that would look out for my interests and be my VOICE. Chapter 99 did a very good job of providing informational general meetings covering important topics including hazardous waste, Bureau of Auto Repair, workers comp, CC processing, business management, labor laws and much more. I found friendships that have been very beneficial. Those who are not a business owner can never truly relate to the issues that we deal with daily; it has been a great comfort to have a group of businessmen and women who can relate to this ever-changing industry.


In 2011 I was asked to become a board member, and reluctantly I agreed. Toward the end of that year our long-time chapter leader Steve Lustig became ill and I was asked to step in for a few months and organize a meeting or two. Steve was the one that made sure this chapter stayed together, and he is missed. I am presently in my third year as chapter president. I have a strong, stable board and continue to provide informative general meetings for our members.


The advice I would give to new members would be to take full advantage of our resources and members. Spending a little time once a month can help your personal and business life prosper. 


Mark Your Calendars! ASCCA/CAA Legislative Fly-in on April 30

California Autobody Association (CAA) is partnering with ASCCA for the 2014 Legislative Fly-In! Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with others in the industry. Fill out this registration form and book your airfare. We're taking care of the rest - transportation from the airport, food, and the scheduling of legislative appointments. Please don't delay, space is limited! Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Past speakers have included: Chief, Bureau of Automotive Repair; Governor's Small Business Advocate, Governor's Economic Adviser; Chair, Select Committee on Career Technical Education & Workforce Development; Author AB2289 (Smog Check), Chair Senate Transportation & Housing Committee.


Click here for registration form


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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.