ASCCA What You Need To KnowJuly 21, 2014
Help Us Stop AB 1522 -- Anti-Small Business Legislation
The bill to mandate paid sick leave, AB 1522 (Gonzalez), is scheduled for hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 4. ASCCA needs our members to write the members of the Committee asking that they oppose this bill. It is vital that members write Senator De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and voice their opposition. Senator De Leon is Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and has significant influence as to whether AB 1522 passes. We should ask him to vote no or to at least consider amending the bill to exclude small business.

Copy of Press Release (more details and Sen. De Leon's contact info)

SUVs and Crossovers are the Most Popular Style of Vehicle in the U.S. (Los Angeles Times)
Sedans have been ousted as the most popular style of vehicle in the U.S., replaced by SUVs and crossovers. In the most recent data, 36.5% of all new vehicles registered were SUVs or crossovers, compared to 35.4 percent for small and large sedans combined. In contrast, hatchbacks and pickups have lost the most popularity, followed by coupes, minivans and convertibles.

SoCal Leads 18-13 in Countertop Display Contest

The SoCal lead is now 18-13, with both north and south regularly contributing entries. It's going to be a hotly contested event. Check the ASCCA's Facebook page for updates, which are posted there in real time. Chapter reps from the losing region will serve winners sundae desserts at the September Team Weekend. The deadline to submit photos to ASCCA staff member Phil Boerner is September 12.



Contest Rules


Former ASCCA President Carol Bartels Passes Away
Carol Bartels, ASCCA president in 2002-03 and the first female president of ASCCA, passed away on July 9. Carol and Dwain Bartels operated D&L Automotive in Sacramento together and were very active in ASCCA and considered ASCCA members as family. Dwain passed away in 2012. They both held leadership positions with ASCCA and helped advance the industry. Carol was a very important part of our organization and will be missed. We plan to install Carol and Dwain into the ASCCA Hall of Fame at the September Team Weekend in Sacramento and Carol's family has been invited.
5 Secrets to Efficient Workflow (R+W Insider)
Efficiency is all about simplifying the complex-using specific systems, processes and overall operational philosophies of operation. Bryce Evans in Ratchet and Wrench writes about the importance of efficient workflow, and offers tips to help any shop be successful.
Auto Care Association Capital Report for Week of July 14
The most recent Capital Report from the Auto Care Association features these stories:
- EPA Proposing to End Use of 134a in New Motor Vehicles and Consumer Products
- Auto Care Association Signs on to Letter Supporting Full Repeal of Estate Tax
- EPA Advisory Committee Urges Stricter Ozone Standard

TRW Adds 17 Parts to Brake Pad Line (R&W Insider)
TRW Automotive Aftermarket announced Monday that it released a 17-part range extension for its brake pad program in the U.S. The extension will provide coverage for 3 million late-model vehicles, including several 2014 models like the Acura RLX, Mazda 6, Cadillac ATS, Ford Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ.

ASCCA Members of the Year: Larry and Laurie Moore!
Larry and Laurie Moore, of Larry's AutoWorks in Mountain View, the ASCCA Members of the Month in September 2013, were recognized at the summer conference as ASCCA's Members of the Year. The Member of the Year is chosen from among all the Members of the Month in the previous  fiscal year.


Click here to read their statement, and also read about previous members of the month.
Recall Notices from the NHTSA
2004-2011 Saab 9-3 Convertible

2013-2014 Acura ILX

2009-2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, F-550 Super Duty

2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee

2003-2004 Subaru Legacy, Outback, Baja, Impreza

2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, 1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu, 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am and 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

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In This Issue
Help Stop AB 1522
SUVs and Crossovers Now Tops
Countertop Display Contest
Carol Bartels Passes Away
5 Secrets to Efficient Workflow
ACA Capitol Report
TRW Adds 17 Parts to Brake Pad LIne
Members of the Year
Recalls from NHTSA

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