ASCCA What You Need To KnowDecember 1, 2014
ASCCA Member of the Month - December 2014

The ASCCA's member of the month for December is John Eppstein, owner of John's Automotive Care in San Diego. He has been in the automotive industry since 1985. John is active in the community through the Boys and Girls Club. He is a board member of ASCCA and also serves on the ASCCA Endorsements Committee. John is a member of ASCCA Chapter 24 and has served as its secretary, vice president, and chair of the Meetings Committee. He is also on the ASCEF Board of Trustees and his shop is an ASCEF Cars for Careers donation site.


Do you know someone deserving of being ASCCA Member of the Month? Nominate them! More info here

Click here to read about previous ASCCA members of the month.
2015 Laws Affecting California Employers
The California Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento has provided an informative and useful white paper, "An Overview of New 2015 Laws Affecting California Employers." Thank you, Tracy Renee, for sharing this with ASCCA members! The CalChamber also provides resources for employers to be in compliance with the laws.

NorCal ASCCA Members Prominent in Parts & People NorCal Roundup
Reporter Steve Sharp of Parts & People compiles a monthly report, "Northern California People & Places." This month's column includes a write-up of ASCCA Chapter 20's vendor night, and much, much more.

(Reprinted with permission from Parts & People.)
Calendar: Upcoming Events

Bureau of Automotive Repair Advisory Group (BAG) Meeting
January 15, 2015
DCA HQ2, 1747 North Market Blvd, Hearing Room 186
Sacramento, CA 



ASCCA Team Weekend
February 7-8, 2015
Double Tree by Hilton Sacramento
2001 Point W Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
Click here for more information


Bureau of Automotive Repair Advisory Group (BAG) Meeting
April 22, 2015
DCA HQ2, 1747 North Market Blvd, Hearing Room 186
Sacramento, CA 


Got a Classic Car? We'd like to Feature it in the ASCCA's Magazine and Possibly in a Calendar

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.

ASCCA TeamTalk Highlights: Join the Conversation!
ASCCA's TeamTalk was set up as an open forum for members to use to discuss issues of relevance to the membership of the automotive industry at large. This is a member-to-member discussion list. This past week TeamTalk shared chapter newsletters, offered advice on employee manuals, brake cleaners and hazardous waste disposal for floor sweep, gave information on Chapter 5's "Service Writing Seminar," and on texting/emailing customers on the status of repairs. Are you participating? If not, contact Sarah Spencer at to sign up.

Avoid Sniper Management
Joe Marconi writes about the pitfalls of "sniper management" in Ratchet & Wrench. A sniper manager says very little to his or her employees, waits for someone to do something wrong, and then points that out. A sniper manager never makes small talk, kills morale, communicates poorly, and never praises employees. Read the article and avoid being a sniper manager!

Read the article from Ratchet & Wrench

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
2013-2014 Jaguar Land Rover: Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, LR4

2014 BMW Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-door
Nut that Secures Spare Tire may Loosen

2015 Cadillac Escalade & Escalade ESV
Inconsistent Passenger Airbag Deployment

2011-2013 Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle
Rear Trailing Arm may Fracture 

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In This Issue
Member of the Month
2015 Laws
NorCal Report in "Parts & People"
Calling All Classic Cars
Join TeamTalk!
Avoid Sniper Management
Applus DAD Device Discount Extended
Recalls from NHTSA

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