ASCCA What You Need To KnowFebruary 17, 2015
ASCCA's Legislative Day is Set for April 14! Join Us!

ASCCA recently settled on the date for our annual Legislative Day, and it will be April 14, 2015. Join us for a day at the Capitol! California Autobody Association (CAA) is partnering with ASCCA for the 2015 Legislative Fly-In! Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with others in the industry. Fill out this registration form and book your airfare. We're taking care of the rest.


More information here


Collision Panel Named for NASTF at Northeast 2015 Meeting

Five panelists and a discussion moderator have been named for the featured presentation in the March 19 NASTF Spring 2015 General Meeting in Secaucus, NJ. Teresa Bolton (ASE) will moderate a discussion of the topic, "Validation of Collision Repair Workmanship: What should OEMs consider? What do shops hope to avoid?"


EMV Initiative Will Impact Your Credit Card Processing
Shannon Devery and David Cherney from Digital Financial Group (DFG) want to alert ASCCA members that the European Mastercard Visa (EMV) Initiative, taking effect in October 2015, raises the liability risk for shop owners who don't get an EMV capable terminal. EMV is a more secure type of credit card. It is not mandatory to use it, but DFG recommends you upgrade your equipment.

ASCCA Establishes Advocacy Fund; Seeks Your Donation

The ASCCA has established a fund to enhance our advocacy with the state legislature (e.g., legislative advocate's travel, ASCCA's annual legislative day lobbying, Government Affairs Committee initiatives). 

Your donation support's ASCCA's core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals, and give them voice. If you have any questions, call ASCCA at 916-924-9054 or email us at: [email protected].


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ASCCA Rolls Out Summer Conference Raffle! Chapters Should Order Tickets Now

The Summer Conference raffle is back! This year the prize is a 4-channel 4425 PicoScope ADVANCED Diagnostic Kit worth $3,127 and provided by AESWave. Tickets are only $25. We have brought back the chapter revenue share program, so for each ticket sold, your chapter gets to keep $5! There is not a discount on bulk tickets bought due to the revenue share. There's a form Rachel needs filled out from each chapter. Fill it out and email back to her. She will then send you your tickets.  All tickets must be sold or returned by June 1.


NorCal Leads 47-29 in ASCCA Countertop Display Contest

ASCCA's countertop display contest is well underway, with 8 SoCal and 14 NorCal shops participating as of Friday, Feb. 13 at 5 PM. The "North is going to look foolish when we are done," said Rocky Khamenian of SoCal. "Look at a compass. Which direction is up? NORTH, NORTH, NORTH," responded Tracee Renee of NorCal. For updates, go to ASCCA's Facebook page.

Send contest entry photos to: [email protected]


Did You Read the Chapter Representatives Committee Meeting Report?
On Tuesday, Rocky Khamenian, as chair of the committee, sent out his summary of the recent Chapter Representatives Committee meeting at Team Weekend. Did you read it? ASCCA gets a lot of work done at our meetings and so here's the report again in case you missed it. "If there is anything that I can do to improve chapter-to-state relationships please do not hesitate to ask," says Rocky. "We missed you if you were not at the meeting and can't wait to shake your hand at the next Team Weekend."

ASA Introduces New EPA-Approved Section 609 Training and Certification Program

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) on Feb. 11 announced its 2015 version of the Refrigerant Recovery & Recycling Review and Quiz Program. The new ASE Section 609 program has been completely updated to meet new EPA requirementsThe new program can be taken online at


Read ASE's Press Release


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

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


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
ASCCA Legislative Day
EMV Initiative
ASCCA Advocacy Fund
Summer Conference Raffle
Contest Update
Team Weekend Report
New Section 609 Training Program
Member of the Month
ESi Courses at a Discount!
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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