ASCCA What You Need To KnowSeptember 2, 2014
ASCCA Member of the Month - September
The ASCCA's member of the month for September is Raul Salgado of Raul's Auto Repair and Chapter 5 (Foothill). Raul's Auto Repair provides auto repair services for Azusa, Covina, and surrounding areas. We will have more information on this esteemed member in the next e-newsletter.

Click here to read about previous ASCCA members of the month.
2014 ASCCA Board of Directors Elections Update
The total number of candidates for the Board of Directors elections is equal to the number of open seats, which is seven (7). Therefore, there will be no balloting process for this year's election. The nominees for the Board of Directors election are as follows:

Declan Kavanagh (Incumbent)
Rocky Khamenian (Incumbent)
Dave Kusa (Incumbent)
Jeffrey Stich (Incumbent)
Margie van Lierop (Incumbent)
Steve Vanlandingham (Incumbent)
Craig Wells

The next steps will be for the Chapter Representatives Committee (CRC) to review the slate of nominees and make a determination as to whether or not to elect them by acclamation during its meeting on September 27 in Sacramento. A final announcement on the outcome of the CRC's actions will be sent to you after the September 27 meeting.

Call or Write Governor Brown and Urge him to Not Sign AB 1522
AB 1522 (Gonzalez) is now with the governor for his signature or his disapproval. This is the bill to mandate paid sick leave, which ASCCA opposes. Call or  write to Governor Brown and tell him that you and ASCCA oppose this bill.

Classes Start Sept. 6, so Register Now: Educational Seminars Institute Offers Discounted Courses to ASCCA 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. The first course is on September 6, so act now!

ASCCA's John Eppstein Recognized for Helping Out Cuyamaca College's General Automotive Program
On August 28, John Eppstein from John's Automotive Care in San Diego was presented with an appreciation certificate by Chris Barton of Cuyamaca College Automotive Technology for his full day's participation recertifying Cuyamaca College's General Automotive Program for another five years. John's shop also continues to hire some of the college's graduates and interns. Kudos to John for his support of Cuyamaca and ASCCA!
SoCal Leads 59-33 in Contest, Which Ends September 12

SoCal has a lead of 26 with two weeks to go in the ASCCA countertop display contest. We've gotten lots of requests for countertop displays here in the ASCCA home office, however, so we suspect there will be some entries sent in during the days ahead. Which side will win in the end? The deadline is September 12. The ASCCA's Facebook page shows updated results. Chapter reps from the losing region will serve winners sundae desserts at the September Team Weekend. Submit photos to Phil Boerner.


Contest Rules


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. 
Get on Board! Apply for an ASCEF Board of Trustee Position
The ASC Educational Foundation (ASCEF) has openings on its Board of Trustees and you could be just the person they are looking for! The deadline to apply is September 12. Yes, you should serve. You'll get a whole new set of contacts and opportunities. Both you and ASCEF will benefit from your being a board member. So if you are interested in ASCEF's purpose, and willing to work within a group, send in an application!

Assess Your Market
(from Ratchet & Wrench) -- Market assessments are a critical component of business planning if you want to move into a new facility, expand to an additional shop location, or analyze performance in your existing area. You want to be profitable long-term, but you can go broke in a heartbeat by investing in the wrong places, says automotive industry consultant Dale Leigh, who has helped launch several auto repair shops.

Tell Your Customers:
Car Care Council Releases Expanded Consumer Guide

(from Ratchet and Wrench) -- The Car Care Council has redesigned its Car Care Guide, adding 20 pages of information and adding color, the non-profit announced recently. The 80-page Car Care Guide aims to help motorists gain an understanding of how to care for their vehicles, by addressing when, why and how maintenance is important.

Consumers Dissatisfied with Fancy Tech Systems in Cars Because . . . They Don't Work Well
(from The Los Angeles Times) According to a study by J.D. Power and Associates, consumers are frustrated with multimedia systems in cars because they don't work as well as those systems work in their other technology devices, such as smartphones. Built-in voice recognition systems and bluetooth connectivity are complained about the most.

Member Benefit Extended! ASCCA Discount on DAD Device Good Through the End of this Year
Applus Technologies, Inc. ("Applus") is pleased to offer ASCCA members a 15% discount off the retail price of each Applus Smog DADdyŽ full system. To obtain the discount, Applus Technologies asks that ASCCA members wishing to purchase the units order on their website and enter promotion code "ASCCA" in the appropriate space on the order form.  

This offer will expire December 31, 2014. ASCCA members will receive their discount immediately upon purchase. In cases where established members have made purchases prior to the date of this agreement, Applus will adjust the purchase price to reflect the aforementioned discount.

Which State Has the Highest Speed Limit?
(from -- Which state has a speed limit of 85 mph? Is it Idaho, Alaska, Wyoming, or Texas? How does California rank among states with the highest speed limit? 

Recall Notices from the NHTSA
2013-2015 Jaguar XK

2015 Chrysler 200; 2014 Jeep Cherokee; 2014 Ram 1500
Rear Shock Absorbers may Partially Detach

2014 Ford Fiesta
Fuel Tank may Leak

2013-2014 Buick Encore; 2012-2014 Chevrolet Cruze, Sonic
Engine Block Heater Power Cord Damage 

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In This Issue
ASCCA Member of the Month
ASCCA Board of Directors Update
Help ASCCA Stop AB 1522
ESi Courses at a Discount
John Eppstein Recognized
Countertop Display Contest
September Team Weekend
Be an ASCEF Board Member
Assess Your Market
Car Care Council Releases Expanded Consumer Guide
Auto Tech Systems Not Popular
Applus DAD Device Discount Extended
The State with the Highest Speed Limit
Recalls from NHTSA

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