ASCCA What You Need To KnowJanuary 12, 2015
Register Now for Team Weekend! The Hotel Reservation Deadline is this Friday!

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.

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ASCCA's Member of the Month for January:  David Kusa 
David Kusa of AutoTrend Diagnostics in Campbell is ASCCA's Member of the Month. He is very active in Chapter 42 and currently serves as a board member and chapter representative. Darren has helped several new shops become ASCCA members. Dave advocates with local legislators on behalf of small businesses and their employees. He contributes to TeamTalk and is a huge resources for members.

Read more about David Kusa's nomination here.
Read about past members of the month here
NASTF Board of Directors Appoints Committee Co-Chairs
ASCCA's Allen Pennebaker, 2015 Chair of the NASTF Board of Directors, announced the OEM and independent co-chair appointments to each of the six NASTF committees for 2015. "The various NASTF committees are where the work gets done and we are fortunate to have such a high quality of leadership again in 2015," Allen said.

Brand New "Be Car Care Aware" Materials Available

The Car Care Council is celebrating the new year with updated materials, from banners to informational mirror hangers, to help shops and businesses celebrate National Car Care Month in April and Fall Car Care Month in October. The new materials are available for  online purchase  individually or as a pre-packaged kit. Buy together and save -- the kit offers a discount at $49 plus FREE shipping! For more information click here.


Read the Be Care Care Aware e-brief


A Preview of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show (aka the North American International Auto Show), runs from January 12-25, and is considered by many to be the most important car show of the year. Vehicles that will debut there include the Ford SVT Raptor truck, Cadillac CTS-V, Lexus GS F sedans, 2016 Nissan Titan, 2016 Toyota Tacoma, 2016 Chevrolet Volt, 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Acura NSX supercar, 2016 Lincoln MKX, 2016 Audi Q7, 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, and Cadillac ATS-V.


Read all about it


Better Business Bureau of Northeast California Seeks Voluntary Arbitrators for Dispute Resolution Program

Back in October, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Northeast California was seeking arbitrators for its Dispute Resolution program. They are still in the process of recruiting arbitrators. Applicants can now apply online. There's also some more information on their website. BBB resolves disputes between customers and participating businesses.  


Read the BBB Press Release


FYI: IRS Mileage Rates Are Up Slightly for 2015 Auto Usage
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) mileage rates for deducting 2015 auto usage will be 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, up from 56 cents in 2014. The standard mileage rates apply to use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck but do not apply to fleet owners using more than four vehicles simultaneously.

More info at

Remove Your Company's Decals Before Selling a Vehicle
Have you heard about the Texas plumbing company -- Mark-1 Plumbing -- that had a photo of one of its former trucks, which still bore the company's name, show up on a terrorist Twitter feed? The Ford F-250 truck was sold to an AutoNation dealership three years ago and its logo decal was not removed. After passing through several owners, the truck ended up in Syria. 

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
Register Now for Team Weekend!
Ambassador Automotive Service
NASTF Appoints Committee Co-Chairs
Employees Who Provide their Own Tools
California Smog Institute
Inland Auto Repair & Smog
MOTEC Auto Care
CAWA Meeting on Feb. 6
Recalls from NHTSA

Note: The ASCCA Office will be closed on Monday, January 19 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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