ASCCA What You Need To KnowOctober 20, 2014
Summary of the October 14 BAR Advisory Committee Meeting
Below is a summary of the BAR Advisory Committee meeting held on October 14, 2014 in Sacramento. ASCCA members attending the BAG meeting were, left to right: Craig Wells, Craig Johnson, Mary Kemnitz, and Tracy Renee. Also in the photo are BAR Chief Patrick Dorais (3rd from the right) and ASCCA Legislative Advocate Jack Molodanof (far right).

Chicago Changes Yellow Lights from 3.0 Seconds to 2.9 Seconds, Makes $8 Million Off of 77,000 New Tickets
Yellow lights are supposed to last at least 3.0 seconds. But in Chicago, they were shortened to 2.9 seconds, and that has netted nearly $8 million dollars for the city from unsuspecting drivers. A Chicago Tribune investigation uncovered this, and now has a story. Might your city adopt this? 
ASCEF Donations Provide Scholarships to Automotive Students

Thank you to Autotrend Diagnostic, Larry's Autoworks, Summit Transmission, Autotron Service Center, Twin Peaks Auto, D&H Auto, Van's Automotive, Kensington Service Station, Expert Auto Care and Craig Johnson Automotive for facilitating vehicle donations the amounted to $4,895! And thank you Viking Auto Care for your donation of a Saab that procured over $6,100! 


For information on how to sign up as a Vehicle Donation Center for our Cars for Careers program, please go to this link.

Mexico Now the World's No. 7 Automaker (Sacramento Bee)
I bet you didn't know that Aguascalientes is becoming a mini-Detroit. Well, it is. Aguascalientes now has two massive auto plants and a third is on the way. And Mexico is producing more than just pickup trucks and compact cars -- there are or will be BMWs, Mercedes, Audis, and Infinitis.

Are You on TeamTalk? If Not, You're Missing Out on a Lot
ASCCA's TeamTalk was set up as an open forum for members to use to discuss issues of relevance to the membership or the automotive industry at large. This is a member-to-member discussion list. Topics this week included bulk oil pricing, disability lawsuits, Isuzu NPR, Alexis Oil, telematics, and a vendor night. Are you participating? Contact Sarah Spencer at to sign up.
How to Provide Value to Customers So They Return to Your Shop
In the old days, a waiting room could just have an uncomfortable chair. Today, customers expect comfortable seats, TVs, free coffee, and free WiFi. This is all part of providing value to customers and making a personal connection with them. Learn about ways to make your customers repair visits high-end experiences in this article from Ratchet & Wrench.

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.
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
2008-2011 Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander
Drive Belt may Detach due to Worn Engine Pulley

2008 Chrysler 300; Dodge Magnum, Charge; Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee

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In This Issue
BAR Advisory Committee Meeting
Shorten Yellow Lights & Get $$$
ASCEF Donations
Mexico Now the World's No. 7 Automaker
How to Provide Value to Customers
ASCCA Member of the Month
Applus DAD Device Discount Extended
Recalls from NHTSA

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