ASCCA What You Need To KnowAugust 11, 2014
ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute for Discounted Courses for Members!
This is a new member benefit! Courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members will pay only $95 per attendee! The number of ASCCA discounted courses is limited, so register today! To take advantage of this member discount, email Sarah Spencer or call her at 800.810.4272. (You cannot register for these courses through the ESi website.) The courses are "Convert the Price Driven Customer" on Sep. 6 in La Palma, Sep. 8 in Santa Clara, and Sep. 9 in Fairfield; "Leadership" on Oct. 19 in Lake Tahoe; and "Sales and the Customer Experience" on Nov. 22 in La Palma, Dec. 1 in Santa Clara, and Dec. 2 in Fairfield.

AutoZone: Double Your Spend -- Double Your Rebate!
This August AutoZone is offering ASCCA members a great opportunity! If you spent at least $200 in June 2014 and you double that amount in August you will receive double rebates on your August 2014 purchases.

Click here for the flyer with details

SoCal and NorCal Tied 23-23 in Countertop Display Contest

It's been a busy week in the countertop display contest, which started out with SoCal leading 21-18, then had NorCal take the lead, but ended with the two regions tied at 23 all. The ASCCA's Facebook page shows updated results. Chapter reps from the losing region will serve winners sundae desserts at the September Team Weekend. The deadline to submit photos to Phil Boerner is September 12.


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Register Now for the ASCCA September Team Weekend
Register today for the ASCCA's September Team Weekend held on September 27-28, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Sacramento.

Got questions? Email Lauren Stoddard or call 800.810.4272. 
Kemnitz Quoted on Car Careers in California
ASCCA president May Kemnitz, owner of D&H Enterprises in Concord, was quoted extensively this week in the online publication California Forward at in a story about vocational education in public schools and how cutbacks in those programs have affected certain industries. Particularly, the reported focused on automotive mechanics and the trouble many shops have finding trained mechanics.

ASCCA Member Tristar Automotive Featured in Parts & People
Our members at Tristar Automotive were recently featured in an article for Parts & People magazine. Jim Dadaos, co-owner of Tristar Automotive, relates how his Santa Rosa shop has placed a focus on commercial fleet business and full-service repair. Having partnerships in the industry is crucial, he says, for competing with dealers for maintenance dollars and major services.

Improve Employee Evaluations (R+W Insider)
Strengthen your employee evaluation by using checklists, details and respect for a more valuable conversation at review time. Jim Webber, a human resources professional and employment law attorney, offers five steps to improve employee evaluations.

Move Over Baby Boomers -- Gen Yers are Poised to Dominate the Auto Industry (Sacramento Bee)
The auto business is having to adapt to a "younger feel" as Gen Yers, also known as millennials (born between 1981 and 2000), supplant the baby boomers who preceded them. In the first half of 2014, Gen Y buyers made up 26% of new car purchases. Automakers -- and independent auto shops -- will need to adapt to the marketing, sales and service needs of these consumers.

Get Ready to Vote on Aug. 28
The ASCCA is gearing up for the next Board of Directors election. After August 28 you can see who will be on the ballot and read candidates bios on our websiteThis is a two-year commitment commencing January 1, 2015. You may contact ASCCA Executive Director Gloria Peterson if you have any questions. 

So, heads up for ballots coming out on August. 28. Be sure to cast your vote!
GM Recalls a Group of SUVs for a Third Time (Sacramento Bee)
General Motors is recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire. Customers are to park their SUVs outdoors until they are repaired. Parts won't be ready until October at the earliest. The recall covers mainly 2006 and 2007 models, particularly the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainer, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 97-X.

Recall Notices from the NHTSA
2004-2006 Suzuki Verona

2007, 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander
Transmission Fluid may Leak into Transfer Case

 2013-2014 Chevrolet Caprice and SS
Windshield Wipers may become Inoperative

2014 Chevrolet Corvette
Rear Shock Absorber Separation

2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata
Transmission Shift Cable Detachment/Rollaway Risk

2001-2006 Hyundai Santa Fe
Front Coil Spring Corrosion

2011-2012 Buick LaCrosse, Regal, and Chevrolet Camaro
2010-2012 Cadillac SRX
2010-2012 Chevrolet Equinox
2010-2012 GMC Terrain
Seat Height Adjuster Bolt may Fall Out 

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In This Issue
ESi Courses at a Discount
AutoZone August Special
Countertop Display Contest
September Team Weekend
ASCCA President Quoted in Article
Tristar Automotive Featured in Parts & People
Improve Employee Evaluations
Gen Y Taking Over Auto Business
Vote for ASCCA Board Directors
GM Recalls SUVs for 3rd Time
Recalls from NHTSA

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