ASCCA What You Need To KnowOctober 27, 2014
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.
Report: Millennials are Not that Into Cars
A new report finds that millennials -- the population born between 1980 and 2000 -- do not consider owning a car to be a top priority. Instead, they prefer to use mass transit and ride sharing, live in more walkable urban areas, and drive fewer miles annually. The report was conducted by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund.

Deadline for Signing up with DFG and Getting an ASCCA Dues Rebate Extended to Friday, November 14

DFG is the exclusive merchant services provider for ASCCA. DFG offers ASCCA members preferred low-cost merchant processing. ASCCA members need to sign up with DFG by the close of business on Friday, November 14 in order to receive a $350 dues rebate check during the first week in December (just in time for the holidays!). Go to or call the toll free number (877) 326-2799 to sign up.


New Technology Allows Lenders to Disable the Ignition on Cars of Borrowers Who Miss a Payment
Sub-prime borrowers -- who take out 25% of all new auto loans -- are being forced to have their cars outfitted with starter interrupt devices, which allow lenders to remotely turn off the ignition. The devices have been installed in two million vehicles, The New York Times reports. Some people are raising concerns about privacy and fairness.


Put it on your Calendar! 2015 BAG Meeting Schedule
The Bureau of Automotive Repair has booked the following dates for its 2015 BAR Advisory Group (BAG) meetings in Sacramento. All meetings are from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Strengthen Your Own Shop by Visiting Others
Want to know a great way to learn from your peers?  Go and visit some other independent auto shops and see what tools, technologies, procedures and best practices they are using. Ratchet & Wrench writes about how making such field trips can add value to your operation.

New Vehicle Registrations Improve Again
California's new vehicle market improved for the 15th consecutive quarter, according to a report from the California New Car Dealers Association. California's new car sales have increased 7.3% over last year, which is better than the national rate of 5.4%. (Reprinted with permission from Parts & People)

Looking for Books on Leadership? Here are Five Recommendations
Five auto shop leaders share their favorite books on leadership with Ratchet & Wrench. These are the books that changed their careers for the better and inspired them to succeed. Maybe some of their recommended reading would be great for you!

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

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Brake Booster Switch Crack

2015 Acura TLX AWD

2014 Buick, 2013-2014 Cadillac, 2013-2014 Chevrolet, 2013-2014 GMC (various models)
Contamination of the Chassis Electronic Module

2011-2014 Chrysler 300; 2011-2014 Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Durango; 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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In This Issue
ASCCA Member of the Month
Millennials and Cars
DFG Offers ASCCA Dues Rebate
Lenders Now Disabling Cars Remotely
2015 BAG Meetings
Visit Other Shops
New Vehicle Sales Improve Again
Books on Leadership
Applus DAD Device Discount Extended
Recalls from NHTSA

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