ASCCA What You Need To KnowSeptember 8, 2014
Contest Ends This Week - Send in Your Entries Now!!!

SoCal's lead has held steady lately, and now stands at 62-35 with less than a week to go in the ASCCA countertop display contest. The deadline to submit entries is this Friday, September 12. The ASCCA's Facebook page shows updated results. Chapter Representatives from the losing region will serve winners sundae desserts at the September Team Weekend. Submit photos to Phil Boerner.


Contest Rules


ASCCA Member of the Month - September
The ASCCA's member of the month for September is Raul Salgado of Raul's Auto Repair in Azusa and Covina; he is a member of ASCCA Chapter 5 (Foothill)Raul was inspired to become involved in automotive repair by ASCCA members, particularly Gene Morrill and Craig Johnson. He was able to own and run his very successful repair shop through hard work, training, and by having the right people working for him. From being an ASCCA member, he has gained a network of friends and created the best shop. He advises new ASCCA members to get to know their fellow ASCCA members and get involved with their local chapter. If you are not a member, Raul says to become a member as soon as possible!

Click here to read about previous ASCCA members of the month.
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. 
Got a Classic Car? We'd Like to Feature it in the ASCCA's Magazine, The California Independent!
Send an email to Phil Boerner if you are interested. This is a new feature, one car per issue. We'd like a great photo and a few words on how you restored the car.

Auto Sales in the U.S. this August the Highest Since 2003
(from Ratchet & Wrench) - The U.S auto industry had its best August in eleven years, selling nearly 1.6 million vehicles. Total sales for the year are projected to top 16 million vehicles, which was a common sales figure before the recent recession. Fiat-Chrysler led the way with a 20% gain in sales.

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.

Sometimes the Best Management Candidate is on Your Staff
(from Ratchet & Wrench) - Are you considering expanding your business, or, conversely, cutting back on your hours as you look forward to retirement? If you are in need of a new manager, consider promoting from within. Internal candidates already know the ins and outs of your business, including your staff, customers, culture and procedures.

Car Care Council Launches E-newsletter for Auto Care Industry
(from auto care-NEWS) - The Car Care Council has launched a new monthly e-newsletter, the Car Care Council e-brief, which will report on consumer education initiatives and news, as well as provide ready-to-use articles and timely and topical content for repair shops and part stores to use in their marketing, websites and social media.

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.

Recall Notices from the NHTSA
2011-2013 Buick Regal, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Buick Regal, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro & Impala

2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe; GMC Yukon

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In This Issue
Countertop Display Contest
ASCCA Member of the Month
September Team Weekend
Tell Us About Your Classic Car!
Auto Sales Up
Help ASCCA Stop AB 1522
Consider Staff When Hiring a Manager
Car Care Council Launches E-Newsleter
Applus DAD Device Discount Extended
Recalls from NHTSA

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