Automotive Service Councils of California


April 4, 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 look up your senator. 

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.

Reserve Your Spot for the ASCCA & CAA Legislative Fly-in 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 scheduling legislative appointments. 

Please don't delay, space 
is limited!
Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration Form 


Save $1,000 on the Autel Scan Tool 


ASCCA members can save about $1,000 on the Autel Scan Tool this April through a promotion with ASCCA supporter AutoZone.


Click here for the flyer with more information.


Time for a Digital Work Order Rack?

Shop owners and service managers as well as advisors spend an unreasonably high amount of time on managing vehicles and dispatching technicians. Walking back and forth between counter and back shop is the tool to control the workflow in the shop. There doesn't seem to be a shop management software out there which provides adequate support so service advisors can stay on top of these mission-critical attributes of the business. The line item-oriented user interface of the Work in Progress screen seems not enough. How can we tell? We don't know of any shop owner who got rid of the paper rack in his or her shop.

Read more from Uwe Kleinschmidt at AutoVitals
Click here or on the image above for more information.

In This Issue
ASCCA Supports SB 994
ASCCA & CAA Legislative Fly-in
Autel Scan Tool Special
Time for a Digital Work Order Rack?
April Member of the Month
CAT Conference April 25-26
Nominate a Colleague for an ASCCA Award
Upcoming Events


April Member of the Month: Glenn Davis

Glenn Davis with Chapter 14 (Inland Empire) is the ASCCA's April Member of the Month! Glenn owns GDA Enterprises of Upland, CA, and is chairman of the ASCEF. We will have more information about this esteemed member in next week's What You Need to Know.


Click here to read about our previous members of the month. 


Free Admission to CAT Conference April 25-26

The Spring 2014 California Automotive Teachers (CAT) Conference is right around the corner! 


The big event is happening at Chabot College in Hayward, CA from April 25-26. Because of our unique relationship with CAT, our association has been granted 50 free seats at this conference. If you want to attend, please let us know. 


For more information, click here.


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



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 



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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.