Automotive Service Councils of California


March 28, 2014

ASCCA Members Call to Action

Write Your Senator in Support of SB 994  

Click here to view highlights of the bill and why it is important to you and your customers.  Share this with your costumers and ask that they join in the effort to see that this bill passes.

Click here to read the bill
ASCCA Members Take Action: Contact your legislators and ask for their support of SB 994. The bill will be heard in Senate Transportation on April 8. It is important that if your California State Senator is on the Transportation Committee that you write a letter requesting that he/she support the bill. If your senator is not on the committee, we could still use your help to write your Senator for support.
Click here to look up your Senator. 
Below are talking points and the Senate Transportation Committee Members.


Talking Points 

    • Currently consumers have little or no access to their car computer information.
    • Car computers can generate and collect sensitive personal information about consumers, including driving habits, vehicle condition, repair, maintenance and diagnostic data;
    • It's important that consumers know what information is stored in their car and have access;
    • SB 994 requires car manufacturers to disclose to consumers the type of data generated/collected by their car and provides that the information collected/stored in the vehicle belongs to the consumer;
    • SB 994 prohibits the car manufacturer from restricting access and gives the consumer the right to share the data with an auto mechanic or third party of his or her choice.

Senate Transportation Committee Members

Senator Mark DeSaulnier (Chair)
Senator Ted Gaines (Vice Chair)
Senator Jim Beall
Senator Anthony Cannella
Senator Cathleen Galgiani
Senator Ben Hueso
Senator Ricardo Lara
Senator Carol Liu
Senator Fran Pavley
Senator Richard Roth
Senator Mark Wyland


ASCCA & CAA Legislative Fly-in

April 30, 2014


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 industy. 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. 

Registration Form

Click here or on the image above for more information.


Compliance with Copper Content in Brake Pads Website - Take a Look 

from CAWA Connections 

The CAWA announced yesterday the launch of a website that educates our industry on brake pad compliance issues given the reduced copper content law passed a couple of years ago. To review the website, go to

Automotive Product Toxic Chemicals in Sights of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) 

from CAWA Connections 

The DTSC has taken the first steps toward practical implementation of the Safer Consumer Products Alternatives, or Green Chemistry, law in California.  In full implementation, product manufacturers whose products contain "priority" chemicals posing various health or environmental risks as determined by DTSC, will be required to go through an "alternatives analysis" to reduce or eliminate the prevalence of the chemicals in the products, or face a range of government actions, from mandated labels to outright bans on product sales in California.  CAWA is following DTSC's progress in identifying harmful chemicals, some of which will be automotive-related. ASCCA will also begin monitoring the DTSC's actions on this matter, to gauge if there is any impact to its members.  


Upcoming Events 

Wonder what's coming up on the calendar, besides the events listed here? Go to the ASCCA website for these links:


Upcoming Events
Chapter Events 


In This Issue
ASCCA Supports SB 994
ASCCA & CAA Legislative Fly-in
Compliance with Copper Content in Brake Pads Website
Upcoming Events
March Member of the Month Junior Tamayo
Nominate a Colleague for an ASCCA Award
Change of Address Form for BAR Technician Addresses
NHTSA Safety Recalls


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.


Click here to read more about Junior Tamayo and our previous members of the month. 





Deadline Fast Approaching for ASCCA Award Nominations - due April 11

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


BAR: Technician Address to Be Published Online - Here's the Link to the Change of Address Form

In the March 14 issue of WYNTK, we reported that effective June 1, 2014, BAR will be updating its website to include all licensee addresses 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. Here's the direct link to the change of address form:


Change of Address Form


NHTSA Safety Recalls

2014 Buick Regal, LaCrosse, Verano, & Enclave; Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Cruze, & Traverse
Broken Transmission Adjuster Cable

2013-2014 Cadillac XTS vehicles
Brake Booster Pump Relay Connector Corrosion
2009-2014 Chevrolet Express vans & GMC Savana vans
Front Passenger Air Bag

2008-2013 Buick Enclave; 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse; 2008-2013 GMC Acadia; & 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook
Side Impact Air Bags Wiring Connections

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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.