ASCCA What You Need To KnowMarch 30, 2015
Register Before April 2 Deadline for ASCCA's Legislative Day

ASCCA's Legislative Day is April 14 but the registration deadline is April 2, which is this Thursday. Please register ASAP! 


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 to make a donation.

Roll Up Your Sleeves: Here's the Agenda for Legislative Day and ASCCA's Position Letters 
NorCal Leads SoCal 130-104 in Countertop Display Contest

There's only one day left to get the most points for your contest entries -- March 31 is the deadline to get 3 points for contest entries. Starting April 1, entries will get 2 points. Right now NorCal leads 130-104. 67 shops have participated, 38 of them in NorCal and 29 in SoCal.


Send your photo, or request for a display, to Phil at: [email protected].




Deadline for Early Bird Prices at Summer Conference Extended to April 24; Register Before Then and Save $$$

We are extending the early bird cut off for registering for the ASCCA Summer Conference to April 24. That means you can still register and save up to $100! The full conference rate for Management is $299 now and will be $399 after April 3. Conference details can be found at our summer conference web page. Questions? Contact Rachel Hickerson in the ASCCA office ([email protected] or 800-810-4272)


Order Raffle Tickets Here


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)


Past Issues of The California Independent Available Online

We are very pleased and excited to announce that back issues of The California Independent are now available online for everyone to read and enjoy. Just click on the link below and you'll be taken to the page on our website with all the issues. Then click on the cover image of the issue you want to read.  


Click here to read past issues


BAR: New Hybrid Information Regarding Smog Checks

Hybrid vehicle owners seeking a Smog Check should be provided an inspection. All hybrid Smog Checks must be performed using the BAR-OIS. Implementation details and information on inspection procedures is available on BAR's website at under Industry, Licensees, Industry Resources, Smog Check, Hybrid Vehicles.

Lessons from Borders Going Out of Business and Why it Matters for Auto Repair

by Uwe Kleinschmidt, AutoVitals

Do you ever go to the store to buy "stuff'?"  I mean stuff you don't put on or in your body? Stuff like books, electronics, or any thing else you know well enough just from looking at a series of pictures?  OK then, how much stuff do you buy on Amazon? Lots, Right? 


Read the article

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


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


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.


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.

Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

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Contact Us
(800) 810-4272
Automotive Service Councils of CA
One Capitol Mall, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
In This Issue
Register for Legislative Day
Legislative Day Agenda
Contest Update
ASCCA Summer Conference
Newest California Independent Available Online
Past Issues of The Cal Indy Available Online
New Info on Hybrid Smog Checks
Lessons from Borders Closing
G&K Services New Products
ESi Courses at a Discount!
CAT Conference April 24-25 in San Bruno
Apply for CAWA Scholarships
Recalls from NHTSA


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