ASCCA What You Need To KnowJanuary 26, 2015
Attention Procrastinators! You Can Still Register for Team Weekend -- Right Now or Even Onsite
ASCCA's fabulous Team Weekend will be held on February 7-8, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento. Leadership training will start at 9 AM (rather than 8 AM) to facilitate a Board of Directors officer election. Group pricing and rooms may not be guaranteed based on availability. If you would like assistance, email Lauren, ASCCA meeting manager: [email protected].

Secure your accommodations here

Click here to register

Click here for the Schedule of Events


PR Committee Adds Bonus Point to Annual ASCCA Countertop Display Contest Rules

The ASCCA Public Relations Committee has kicked off the second annual countertop display contest and added that entrants can get a bonus point for submitting a photo that shows last year's display along with this year's display. Other rule changes give 3 points for submitting your entry before April 1, so that's 4 points overall you can get if you submit an entry as soon as you get your countertop display in the mail. We are still awaiting the first contest entry so the tension is mounting as to who will take the early lead.


Flyer on the contest

Send contest entry photos to [email protected]


Red Alert! BAR Creates New Professional Resource Page

The Bureau of Automotive Repair in conjunction with the Foundation for California Community Colleges recently launched a resource website that has been long in the making.  The  website is a community for California smog check professionals connecting professionals/ students/auto techs/shop owners in the industry.  This website,,  includes free educational forums, ask and answer forums, training centers and a career forum (job seekers and employment).  The BAR plans on doing an outreach campaign to promote participation.  The website also provides an opportunity to include links to training, education (i.e. scholarships), association websites, etc.


Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) for Discounted Courses

Seminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,500. ASCCA members pay only $950 per attendee!


Click here to take advantage of this offer


Bachelor's Degree in Automotive Technology Will Now Be Offered at Rio Hondo Community College

The governing board for California's community colleges approved four-year degree programs at 15 community colleges, which will start in the next three years. Among those approved was a bachelor's program for automotive technicians at Rio Hondo Community College in Whittier. Changing technology and educational expectations, combined with a shortage of trained workers, led to creating these programs.


Sacramento Bee article


ASCCA Website Lists Bills We are Following on Behalf of Our Association Members

Go to to learn about the bills ASCCA's Government Affairs Committee is following. The deadline for bill introductions is February 27 so the list is not complete yet. Over 2,000 bills are introduced each year so it's a lot to go through and figure out what might affect ASCCA members. The two key bills so far are SB 3 (Leno) about raising the minimum wage and SB 8 (Hertzberg), which seeks to extend the sales tax to services.


Bill List at ASCCA's website


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. Dave 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
ToolTech 2015 * April 13-16 * Austin, Texas
ASCCA's Government Affairs Committee has passed along information about in interesting conference, ToolTech 2015. The theme for this year is "The Connected Vehicle: Opportunities and Challenges." High speed communication links connect vehicles with repair facilities. How will aftermarket repair facilities compete and interact with this new technology?

Calendar: Upcoming Events

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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Register for Team Weekend!
Countertop Display Contest
BAR Creates Resource Page
ESi Courses at a Discount!
Bachelors Degree in Automotive Technology
Bills ASCCA is Tracking
Member of the Month
ToolTech 2015 in Austin
Recalls from NHTSA
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