Automotive Service Councils of California


April 11, 2014

SB 994 Amended

As previously reported, ASCCA is in support of SB 994 (Monning). The bill was amended yesterday and re-referred to the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing.  Click here to read the amended bill language. 

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.

Register Now for the Legislative Fly-in! Deadline is April 16

Registrations must be received by April 16 in order for ASCCA staff to schedule legislative appointments on your behalf. We take care of transportation from the airport, food, and appointments. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with others in the industry. Fill out the registration form below and book your airfare.

The Built-In Time Saver

Motorists require to be educated about the choices they have when deciding what repair or preventive maintenance job to authorize. Service Advisors, although dedicated to provide the best education, are often time constrained when seeking the job authorization, at the counter or on the phone. Too often shortcuts are taken, in order to simply keep up with the high pace in a busy shop. Ultimately less work gets authorized. What if the technician just needs to select the condition and action for a particular topic and the educational information including a video is automatically added to the inspection result? 
Read more from Uwe Kleinschmidt at AutoVitals


Toyota Recalls 6.4 Million Vehicles 

from Yahoo News 
Toyota is recalling about 6.4 million vehicles, from about 30 models, worldwide, owing to several problems, such as defective engine starters.


Read more


Other Recalls (from NHTSA)

2010-2012 Mazda6
Spiders may Block Fuel Tank Vent Line


2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze
Front Right Half Shaft may Fracture


2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, & Tahoe
2014-2015 GMC Yukon & Yukon XL
Transmission Oil Cooler Line/Fire


2004-2006, 2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx, Cobalt
2005-2006, 2008-2009 Pontiac G6
2004-2009 Saturn Aura, Ion
Sudden Loss of Electric Power Steering


2011-2014 Dodge Durango
2011-2014 Grand Cherokee
Loss of Power Brake Assist 


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In This Issue
SB 994 Amended
ASCCA & CAA Legislative Fly-in
The Built-In Time Saver
Vehicle Recalls
April Member of the Month
Automobile Service E-Learning from ASE
CAT Conference April 25-26
AAIA Capital Report
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. 


New From ASE! Introduction to Automobile Service E-Learning

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) announced its new E-learning program, "Introduction to Automobile Service" (IAS). Delivered exclusively online and consisting of four e-learning training modules and a separate quiz, the program focuses on awareness of entry-level tasks related to basic automobile service. 


Click here for more information about this exciting development. 


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.


AAIA News Capital Report 

This week's AAIA Capital Report includes stories on:

  • federal bill on retrieval of data from vehicle event data recorders
  • federal bill on public disclosure to the NHTSA of defects investigations
  • backup camera requirements for new cars in 2018
  • aftermarket state legislation

Read all about it here



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.