ASCCA What You Need To KnowMarch 23, 2015
Three Proposed Bills Chosen for Legislative Day on April 14; Registration Deadline is April 2 So Register Today!

The association has determined that it will focus on the following pieces of proposed legislation during the 2015 Lobby Day event scheduled for April 14. ASCCA-specific talking points will be made available soon.


SB 3 (Leno); Minimum Wage (Oppose)

SB 8 (Hertzberg); Tax on Labor (Concern)

AB 873 (Jones) Automotive Repair (Support)


Senator Hertzberg and BAR Chief Patrick Dorais are both confirmed speakers during this important event. Click here to register.


Click here to learn about the ASCCA Legislative Advocacy Fund and how you can make a difference.  


Read the Winter 2015 Issue of The California Independent

Introducing the Winter 2015 issue of ASCCA's quarterly magazine, The California Independent! New this year, the magazine is available for downloading on ASCCA's website (it is no longer printed and mailed to members). Feel free to share the link below with your colleagues or anyone you think might be interested in ASCCA.


Click here to read The California Independent


Version with Individual Pages (better for printing)


NorCal Leads SoCal 109-73 in Countertop Display Contest

NorCal has been on fire this past week and now leads 109-73 in ASCCA's countertop display contest. 52 shops have sent in photos (as of Friday, 5 PM); 32 from NorCal and  20 from SoCal. Chapter 42 and Chapter 16 have each sent in 8 entries, followed by Chapter 20 with 6 entries. All of those are in NorCal!  SoCal's leaders are Chapter 24 with 5 entries, and Chapter 5 with 4 entries. March is the last month in which you can get 3 points for an entry. Send your photo, or request for a display, to Phil at: [email protected].


April 3 is the Deadline for Early Bird Prices at ASCCA's Summer Conference; Register Now and Save Up to $100

Register today and save up to $100! Rates go up after April 3. The full conference rate for Management is $299 now and will be $399 after April 3. Conference 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


Comments Sought on BAR's Draft Brake Inspection Manual

Tracy Renee sent out a message to ASCCA's Rep-Talk on March 18, asking for feedback on the Draft Brake Inspection Manual. ASCCA will send all comments to the BAR on April 1. Below is a link to the draft manual and a copy of Greg Kelly's comments, which are the only comments received so far.


Draft Brake Inspection Manual


Greg Kelly's Comments


Deadline: March 31


Have You Heard of the International Car Forest of the Last Church, in Goldfield, Nevada?

It's a free attraction of about 40 painted-up funky old cars stuck hood-down in the desert like trees in the forest. If you've heard of Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska and the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, you know what to expect. But this is closer to California.


Read the article from The Sacramento Bee


G&K Services' First Aid Services Improve Workplace Safety
G&K Services offers several first aid kits and cabinets for mobile units and shops, which exceed all industry regulations, including OSHA and 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.

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.


California Automotive Teachers (CAT) Bi-annual Conference to be Held April 24-25 in San Bruno

Skyline College in San Bruno is hosting the Spring CAT 2015 Conference held April 24-25. Eleven hours of training are planned to meet NATEF requirements. On Friday and Saturday, there will be technical seminars, exhibitors, and door prizes. RSVP by April 13, 2015.


More info and to register


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's Legislative Day
The California Independent
Contest Update
ASCCA Summer Conference
Comment on the Draft Brake Inspection Manual
Road Trip: Car Forest in Nevada
G&K Services New Products
ESi Courses at a Discount!
Apply for CAWA Scholarships
CAT Conference April 24-25 in San Bruno
Recalls from NHTSA


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