ASCCA What You Need To KnowFebruary 9, 2015
Motivated ASCCA Members Accomplish a Lot at February Team Weekend; Gavel Starts its 2015 Travels
ASCCA had a great Team Weekend in Sacramento February 7-8. President Steve Vanlandingham led the board meeting and board members, chapter representatives, committee members and guests pitched in to conduct the business of our association and represent our industry. We will report more fully on this soon.
ASCCA Member Mike Fry/Titan Automotive Featured in February's SoCal Parts & People

Mike Fry, owner of Titan Automotive in Orange, an ASCCA member, is featured in the latest edition of Parts & People. In the article he credits his long-time membership in ASCCA with helping him run a successful shop. ASCCA members learn from each other and share information, he says. He also offers advice on marketing: "You have to have a mix of marketing strategies because you won't get enough response from one source," he says.


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(Reprinted with permission from Parts & People)


SoCal Gets Their Mail and Enters the Contest with 4 Entries; Trails NorCal 33-15 After 2 Weeks

We are two weeks into the ASCCA's countertop display contest and we are finally getting entries from SoCal shops -- 4 so far. Three of the four entries included last year's display, so that's 15 points total. Meanwhile, NorCal has had 10 shops send in photos, worth a total of 33 points. For updates, go to ASCCA's Facebook page.


Send contest entry photos to: [email protected]


February Southern California Edition of Parts & People Features Two ASCCA Members and an ASCCA Staff Member

The February 2015 - Southern California People & Places in Parts & People online features two ASCCA members, John Eppstein and Jack Crawley, as well as ASCCA staff member Leyla Taber. Click on the link below to read the good words and see some photos.


Read the column here

(Reprinted with permission from Parts & People)


Consumers More Satisfied with Repairs at Independent Auto Shops than Franchised New-Car Dealerships, Survey Says

Consumer Reports conducted a survey of repair service satisfaction and found that consumers prefer independent repair shops to franchised new-car dealerships. The survey of Consumer Reports subscribers covered 121,000 vehicle repairs and was conducted in 2014.


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ASCCA's Member of the Month for February: Darren Gilbert
Darren Gilbert of Gilbert Motor Service in Alhambra is ASCCA's Member of the Month for February 2015. He is very active in Chapter 5 and currently serves as chapter president. Darren has brought in several new ASCCA members and promotes our association every chance he gets. He lobbies for ASCCA members at our annual legislative days and attends all summer conferences. Darren also sets up classes for members and is always willing to help others. Congratulations, Darren!

Read about past members of the month here

Auto Care Association President/CEO's Blog: Millennials are Actually Quite Interested in Driving and Owning Cars

Citing a recent study conducted by MTV, Auto Care Association President and CEO Kathleen Schmatz refutes in her blog the commonly-held belief that for millennials -- the generation born from the early 1980s to late 1990s -- interest in owning and driving cars is on the decline. That's good news for auto repair shops!


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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


NHTSA Recalls 2.1 Million Vehicles Over Airbags
Drivers of 2.1 million vehicles are being told to return to their car dealers to fix their air bags after a recall was issued. The cars are Honda, Toyota and Chrysler vehicles. The air bags may inflate while the car is running, when they are not supposed to.

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
Team Weekend Report
Titan Automotive
Contest Update
ASCCA Members in Parts & People
Consumers Prefer Independent Auto Shops
Member of the Month
Millennials Do Like Cars a Lot
ESi Courses at a Discount!
Large Recall Over Airbags
Recalls from NHTSA

ASCCA Team Weekend

February 7-8, 2015 



Bureau of Automotive Repair Advisory Group (BAG) Meeting
April 22, 2015
Aacramento, CA 

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