ASCCA What You Need To KnowOctober 13, 2014
ASCCA Sends Out Press Releases on New Board and Bartels Award
Training and Resources that Help Optimize Shop Performance
Steve Sharp - recent recipient of ASCCA's Outstanding Support Award - writes in Parts & People about the many resources independent auto shop have at their disposal. These resources include online data, I-CAR courses, manufacturer courses, third-party evaluations, direct business coaching, and 20 Groups.

AutoVitals Blog Post Features ASCCA's Mary and Dave Kemnitz Using AutoVitals SmartFlow
A case study following D&H Enterprises in Concord, California is presented in this video. ASCCA president Mary Kemnitz and Dave Kemnitz are shown taking a look at workflow automation to help improve their business process. 

Telematics is in the News: Privacy Concerns, Lawyers?
What might happen once lawyers begin using telematics evidence in trials? Might they be able to sue service providers for improper repairs or failure to respond to reported technical faults on vehicles?

ASCCA Member of the Month - October
The ASCCA's member of the month for October is Jonathan Summers of the California Smog & Automotive Institute in Riverside; he is a member of ASCCA Chapter 14-Inland Empire. Jonathan has been an ASCCA member since 2012. He and his wife run a school that conducts automotive training for young technicians. He is also the owner of an auto repair shop and is an active supporter of the ASCCA.

Click here to read about previous ASCCA members of the month.
AAA Study Finds that Hands-Free Devices Are Not Necessarily Safe to Use
Popular hands-free technology that is common in new vehicles often increases distractions for drivers, according to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Despite this, most drivers believe that hands-free technology is safe to use.

Which Car Models Get the Most Tickets?
Car Talk posted an article which lists the cars that are the top ticket magnets, and the cars on the list may surprise you. It's not Ferraris and Corvettes that draw the most attention from cops. Find out the worst offenders, by percentage of owners of each model reporting getting tickets.

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 This Week
2014 Ford Focus, Escape; 2015 Lincoln MKC

2013-2014 Chrysler SRT Viper
Incorrect Air Bag Deployment Velocity

2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Lower Ball Joint May Detach

2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice; 2008-2009 Pontiac G8
Knee Contact May Turn Ignition Switch Off

2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V & STS-V
Fuel Pump Electrical Terminal Overheating

2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark
Secondary Hood Latch Corrosion

2013-2014 Ford C-Max, Fusion, Escape; 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ
2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner
Leaf Spring May Fracture and Puncture Tank 

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In This Issue
ASCCA Press Releases
Training and Resources Help Shops
AutoVitals Blog Post
Telematic Privacy Concerns
ASCCA Member of the Month
Hands-Free Devices Not So Safe
Car Models that Get the Most Tickets
Applus DAD Device Discount Extended
Recalls from NHTSA

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