ASCCA What You Need To KnowMarch 9, 2015
CAWA Offers Whitepaper, Video and Website on Telematics

CAWA would like to educate industry people and other regarding the issue of telematics. To that end, a CAWA task force has written a whitepaper on telematics, created a website, and produced a video about it that explains, in simple terms, what telematics is and how it will impact the independent auto care industry. ASCCA encourages you to share this information with your colleagues.


Read the telematics whitepaper
Website with more information

Video on Telematics


Make a Difference and Join Your Colleagues at ASCCA's Legislative Day on April 14

ASCCA's annual Legislative Day will be Tuesday, 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


Latest ASCCA Legislative Bill Report is Up on Our Website

Jack Molodanof (pictured left) has shared the latest legislative bill report for ASCCA, which includes bills just introduced. Over 2,300 bills have been introduced so far and Jack is reviewing them now. As we move forward and measures are amended we will add and delete bills from the list. Just FYI, there were a lot of "spot bills" introduced, which are place holders for more substantive amendments later. A few of these bills -- the ones that could most impact ASCCA members -- will be highlighted for our legislative day. Join your colleagues at the Capitol for that!


ASCCA Advocacy Fund Has Raised $2,000 So Far in Quest for $30,000; Send in Your Donation to Help Out

We hope to soon hit our next milestone of $3,000! The ASCCA has established this fund to enhance our advocacy with the state legislature. Donations 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].


Click here to make a donation


NorCal Leads 68-59 in ASCCA Countertop Display Contest

NorCal's lead is 68-59 in ASCCA's annual countertop display contest as of 5 PM Friday. So far, 36 shops have sent in photos so there are still a lot more shops that can participate. March is the last month in which you can get 3 points for an entry. (Entries still count after March 31, just for fewer points.) If you did not receive a countertop display in the mail, email Phil at: [email protected] and he will mail one to you.


Got Questions on Paid Sick Leave Law Which Takes Effect July 1? This Website has FAQs About It

ASCCA's lobbyist Jack Molodanof has this tip for ASCCA members: The Department of Industrial Relations has developed a set of FAQs on their website re: last year's AB 1522 (paid sick leave), which takes effect July 1, 2015. It's good and useful information for our members, he says.


ASCCA Preferred Uniform and Facility Services Provider G&K Services Can Help You Stay in Compliance with OSHA
G&K Services offers small first aid kits for mobile units as well as large first aid cabinets for shop buildings (see photo) and a medium size cabinet, all of which meet ANSI standards. Other new products include blood borne pathogen kits and a first aid responder eye wash station. For more information, email Leslie Kipnis or call 949-877-2750, or email Kathryn Kuskie or call 562-246-3022.

ASCCA Member A+ Japanese Auto Repair, Inc. of San Carlos Featured in Parts & People Northern California

Brothers Eric and Adam Sevim's business, A+ Japanese Auto Repair of San Carlos, is featured in the March edition of Parts & People Northern California. A+ Japanese has grown from four employees to 17. They attribute their success to lessons learned from their parents and attracting and retaining good employees. 


Read the article by Steve Sharp

(Reprinted with permission from Parts & People)


ASCCA Offices Moved to 8th Floor this Past Week

The ASCCA central office moved to Suite 800 in the same building this past week (One Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814). To the left is a look at a conference room in the new offices. We are on the top floor and have quite a view. Plus, we have an open look and plenty of work space for ASCCA staff. Leyla Taber, ASCCA's Membership Director, no longer has an office carved out of the break room!


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


Apply for a CAWA Scholarship Before March 31; Over 60% of Awardees Last Year Studied to be Automotive Technicians

Scholarship applications will be accepted through March 31, 2015. One application could qualify for up to 15 scholarships. If you're pursuing your education to further your career in the auto care industry or know of someone who is, take the time to apply. CAWA has been pleased to provide scholarships to several students each year in Arizona, California and Nevada. Don't miss this opportunity and apply today at Questions? Contact Rodney Pierini, [email protected] or call 800-332-2292, ext. 1.


Reminder: March 9 is the Deadline for OBD Inspection System and Use of 2013 Smog Check Manual

The BAR issued an ET Blast on March 4 to remind auto shops that as of March 9, an OBD Inspection System (OIS) will be required when inspecting 2000 and newer model-year gasoline powered vehicles, among others. It's also when the 2013 Smog Check Manual must be used when performing a Smog Check inspection.


Read the BAR ET Blast


Time for Fun! 2015 ASCCA Summer Conference Registration is Open and Chapters Can Order Raffle Tickets

Registration is now open for the 2015 ASCCA Summer Conference, June 12-14 in Irvine, CA. All the details can be found at our new summer conference web page. Questions? Contact Rachel Hickerson in the ASCCA office ([email protected] or 800-810-4272)


Order Raffle Tickets Here


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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One Capitol Mall, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
In This Issue
Telematics Resources
ASCCA Legislative Day
Legislative Bill Report
ASCCA Advocacy Fund
Contest Update
Paid Sick Leave FAQs
G&K Services New Products
A+ Japanese Auto Repair
ASCCA Offices Moved
ESi Courses at a Discount!
CAWA Scholarships
March 9 is Deadline for OBD Inspection System
Summer Conference
Recalls from NHTSA


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