Automotive Service Councils of California


May 27, 2014

Get Involved in the ASCCA!
Become a Board Member!

ASCCA is seeking candidates for board positions. This is your chance to give back to the profession that has provided you with so much job satisfaction. Be part of the voice for independent auto shops by serving on the ASCCA board. Fill out the application below and share your expertise in advancing your profession. Contact ASCCA at 800-810-4272 if you would like more information.


Thank You! More Vehicles Donated to Cars for Careers Program 

Thank you to Inland Smog & Repair, Model Garage Inc., D&H Enterprise, Larry's Auto Works, Autotrend Diagnostics, Craig Johnson Automotive, and German Auto Repair for facilitating vehicle donations that amounted to


For information on how to sign up as a Vehicle Donation Center for our Cars for Careers program, please go to this link, or email or call Jay Jefferson, ASCCA Membership Services and Development, at 800-810-4272.


Take the "Busy Work" Out of your Service Advisor's Day  

by Uwe Kleinschmidt of AutoVitals 

Going through lists and pages of any shop management software to find information is busy work. The work in progress screen is too generic and list views too hard to decipher to quickly find something specific. Replacing your Work In Progress (WIP) screen by much easier to read and manage screens saves tons of time.


Introducing the Workflow View to identify vehicles in their workflow steps. Wanting to know what each tech is working on and how many unfinished billed hours are left? Switch to the Technician Dispatch Screen. At the same time all needed assignments to the techs are sent to the tech's tablet and can be worked on immediately. No paper in tech's hands, no hollering back and forth between front office and back shop, no paper rack on the wall, no flipping through menus in the SMS. All information is at the service advisor's and technician's fingertips. 



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iATN Offers 33% Discount for ASCCA Members

Use the coded web address, as shown in the attached flyer, to obtain a Business+ account package for your shop today!

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
Become a Board Member!
Take the Busy Work Out of Your Service Advisor's Day
ASCCA Summer Conference
iATN Offers 33% Discount
Upcoming Events
May Member of the Month
Vehicle Recalls


May Member of the Month: Paul Grech

Paul Grech, president of Chapter 21 (San Francisco), is the ASCCA's May Member of the Month! Paul owns Allied Engine & Auto Repair in San Francisco.


In his own words: 

I became involved in automotive repair because I watched my dad work on his cars from the age of four and when I was 16 my dad gave me a 1936 Ford truck. I was able to get a license at 15, but I wasn't able to keep it very long, because I had five tickets before I had a license, so I lost my license for six months. During that time without a license, I was able to put an Oldsmobile motor, a Caddie box and a nine inch Ford rear end in the '36, so it was a very dependable hot rod and I still have it. 


Click here to read the rest of Paul's account about his involvement with ASCCA, and to also read about previous members of the month.

Recalls from NHTSA 

2014 Nissan LEAF 

Front Member Missing Welds


2013-2014 Ford Escape and C-MAX

Side-Curtain Rollover Air Bag Deployment Delay


2013 Ford Escape  

Doors may Open while Driving


2014 Buick Lacrosse & Chevrolet Malibu
Incorrect Brake Rotors may be Installed


2011-2014 Hyundai Tucson 


2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado
2014 GMC Sierra

Tie Rod Separation/Loss of Steering


2014 Chevrolet Malibu
Loss of Brake Vacuum Assist


2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvette
Loss of Low Beam Headlights


2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, Maxx
2005-2010 Pontiac G6
2007-2010 Saturn Aura

Brake Lights may Randomly Illuminate 


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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.