ASCCA What You Need To KnowDecember 29, 2014
Happy New Year from your ASCCA staff! Our office will be closed for the holiday on January 1, 2015.


Leyla Taber Joins ASCCA Staff as Membership Development and Administrative Support Staff

Leyla Taber joined ASCCA this month as the new ASCCA Membership Director and committee support staff. Leyla brings to ASCCA over 13 years of association management experience specializing in membership. She will be a great addition to the association's staff. Leyla can be reached at 800-810-4272 or


Please join the ASCCA staff in welcoming Leyla to Team ASCCA!


Registration Open for ASCCA February Team Weekend!

Register today for ASCCA's Team Weekend held on February 7-8, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento. This is a new hotel for Team Weekends. It is within walking distance of the region's largest shopping mall, Arden FairThe cut-off date for making reservations is January 16. After that date discount hotel rates won't apply and rooms may not be available. 


Click here to register

Click here for the Schedule of Events


How to Increase Your Average Repair Order
Do you pay attention to your average repair order (ARO)? Well, you should, because it's the measure of your shop's profitability. Two factors that influence your ARO are standard operating procedures (SOPs) and a consistent and efficient staff. There are three other factors to take into consideration to increase your ARO.

Charge for Your Diagnostic Testing
If you aren't charging for diagnostic testing, you're hurting your bottom line because you are not billing for many of your hours. Diagnosing a car repair problem can be highly complicated and time consuming. After all, you are calling upon your investment in specialized equipment and highly-trained technicians.

TrueCar Predicts New Car Sales Will Reach a Record High

TrueCar, Inc. expects new car and truck sales to rise to the highest level since 2005. Some of the reasons for this are an improving job market, improving consumer confidence, and low fuel prices. TrueCar predicts total market sales to rise 3.4 percent, compared to 2014. New vehicle revenue is predicted to rise five percent, with luxury auto sales leading the way.


Read the press release


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.
Time is Running Out on a Member Benefit! 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 DADdy® 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.

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 


Recall Notices from the NHTSA
There are so many recalls from NHTSA each week that it is becoming impossible to keep up with them. Therefore, here are links to a few places that list the recalls as they come in.

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In This Issue
Welcome to ASCCA, Leyla Taber!
Register Now for Team Weekend!
Increase Your ARO
Charge for Diagnostic Testing
New Car Sales May Reach a Record High
Member of the Month
DAD Device Discount
Recalls from NHTSA

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