Automotive Service Councils of California


March 14, 2014

BAR: Technician Addresses are Public Information and Will Now Be Published Online

Effective June 1, 2014, BAR will be updating its Website to include all licensee addresses of record. This change is necessary for BAR to come into compliance with section 27a of the Business and Professions Code. That section requires the Bureau of Automotive Repair and other licensing entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs to provide, on the Internet, each licensees address of record. Licensees are allowed to provide a post office box number or other alternate address, instead of a home address, as the address of record. 

Technicians using their home address as their address of record may wish to update this information with the BAR Licensing Unit. If you wish to have your address of record changed, please submit the change of address in writing using the form located on the BAR Website under Forms located on the left side of the Home page.

You may fax the completed form to 855.641.9982, or mail it to the following address.

Bureau of Automotive Repair 
Licensing Unit 
10949 North Mather Boulevard 
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

From June 1 forward, technicians should continue to update BAR if there are any changes to their address of record.


TeamTalk Tips: Cal/OSHA Regulations

from David Fischer, California Employer's Services  



Newsflash: Cal/OSHA Regs Do Not Always Mean What They Say

Cal/OSHA will tell you and the verbiage is very clear. If you have less than ten employees you do not have to do the following.

  • While you do have to do inspections of you facility, you do not have to keep a record of that inspection once you have fixed the hazard.
  • Safety Training Topics can be communicated verbally and does not have to be documented and kept as proof of compliance.
While you can find these statements very easily on the Cal/OSHA website and in their printed material, in the real world this will not hold up.
As far as the enforcement officers are concerned if you have not kept your records then you cannot prove you have done any inspections at all; which means your Safety Program has now become deficient and you may very well be fined because your Safety Program has not been written in a way that will promote a safe work environment.  Not to mention that you cannot prove you have done the inspections or safety training required by law for even one employee.

Cal/OSHA can fine you for anything you have stated in your Safety Program but are not doing.  The only exception to that is in the Code of Safe Practices where you may have some equipment listed but you do not have that equipment in your shop. 
Failing to document your inspections and the repairs of the hazards found in those inspections can be considered to be a momentary lapse in your Safety Program and that event is fineable. In the last six months I have talked with at least three enforcement officers and they are all telling me the same thing.
I am not a Cal/OSHA enforcement officer and some who read this may not agree with what I am saying and that is fine. I am putting this out as FYI period, and I am putting it out after I have talked with the people who enforce the laws not just write them. 

If you should have any questions, I will be happy to answer them; contact me at


ASCCA Members Invited to Attend Workshop on Smog DADdy

The Clean Air Group, Inc. (CAG) is an authorized distributor for Applus. CAG is holding a workshop of a live demonstration of the Smog DADdy
. ASCCA members are invited to attend. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Smog Oasis



Register: call or email

Phone: 619-221-0118


Click here or on the image above for more information.


Recognize a Colleague at the Summer Conference

As we gear up for our ASCCA Summer Conference, we would like to extend an opportunity for you to recognize those who have gone above and beyond in promoting the ASCCA through their service to our members and their community.


Here are a list of award categories:

  • Sponsor of the Year 
  • Rising Star Award 
  • Volunteer of the Year 
  • Chapter of the Year


We welcome you to participate by reviewing the Awards Criteria form and filling out a nomination form to nominate someone for the awards mentioned above. Nominations are due April 11, 2014. If you have any questions, we welcome you to call Jay Jefferson with ASCCA at (916) 924 - 9054.


Awards Nomination Criteria
Awards Nomination Form


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In This Issue
BAR: Technician Addresses Online
TeamTalk Tips: Cal/OSHA
Smog DADdy Workshop
Nominate a Colleague for an ASCCA Award
March Member of the Month Junior Tamayo
Legislative Fly-in on April 30
NHTSA Safety Recalls
"Chalk on the Floor Video" Available


March's Member of the Month:
Junior Tamayo

Junior Tamayo (Eulogia Tamayo, Jr.) with Chapter 1940 is the ASCCA's March Member of the Month! Junior owns Jay's Auto Center in Torrance, CA, which has been an ASCCA member since 1970.




In his own words: I have been a proud member of the ASCCA for over 40 years and I am happy to share my story.


I have always been a "pliers and wire" kinda guy; as a child I loved working with my hands, helping my uncles with whatever they were working on, whether it be tinkering with a motor or fixing a leaky faucet.  I was inspired to work hard as I got older mostly because I was married with three kids by the age of 27.  I began working for Jay's Automatic Transmissions in 1969 as a grunt worker.  My job was to stay out of everyone's way and keep busy with whatever I was told to do.  I really enjoyed working for Jay the original owner and he saw potential in me.


Many nights when my co-workers would go home I would stay and read the work manuals on how to rebuild a transmission. The next morning all of the work would be done. This eliminated some jobs for my "ex co-workers". Not my intention but it was what it was: I was educating myself in the automotive industry and it just so happened Jay didn't need all those employees.  Eventually Jay made me the manager and I did all the hiring and firing until finally in 1974 Jay sold the business to me!  I have worked hard and it has paid off as my kids grew up in a loving, successful household.


As an ASCCA member, I have gained information on rules and regulations in advance while the information was still in discussion mode.  ASCCA has helped me to establish successful processes in my business.


The advice I would offer a new ASCCA member is to get involved and take advantage of the many benefits offered by this helpful organization.


Register for the 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


NHTSA Safety Recalls

2014 Toyota Highlander
Third Row Middle Seat Belt Assembly

Rear Axle Failure:
1. 2008-2010 Chrysler Town & Country Wheelchair Accessible
2. 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 
3. 2009 Volkswagen Routan

Epoxy Sealing Compound
1. 2005-2006, 2008-2009 Chevrolet C7500, Tahoe
 2. 2009 Ford F-350, F-450

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

The ASCCA's Public Relations Committee, chaired by Dennis Montalbano, 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


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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.