ASCCA What You Need To KnowMay 11, 2015
Irvine Marriott ASCCA Room Block Close to Selling Out! Make Your Reservations Today!

Our special room rate of $104 per night plus taxes only lasts until May 29th or the block fills up. Click here for their online portal or Call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the ASCCA block.

New! Bosch Xperience tour coming to the 2015 ASCCA Summer Conference! The Xperience will be set up on Friday, June 12th from 5 to 10 PM at the Irvine Marriott. 


Click here for all the conference info


Nominate a Colleague for an ASCCA Membership Award!

At the ASCCA 2015 Summer Conference we would like to take some time to recognize those members who stand out in our association and contribute to making the ASCCA what it is today. We often go without seeing the small details of contributions that ASCCA members make every day and now is our opportunity to bring those people to the front and provide them with a chance to be recognized. Nominations are due by May 29.


Submit a Nomination

Have You Signed Up for the First Heat in the ASCCA 2015 Digital Olympics? The First Webinar is Tuesday, May 12 at 6 PM

ASCCA together with AutoVitals has launched an educational program aimed at helping ASCCA shops gain significant boosts in technician and service advisor productivity while improving communication to the motorist with dealership grade professional inspection results. This program is available free to all ASCCA members and will demonstrate exactly how digital inspections will substantially improve their bottom line. Live webinars, interactive training, onsite visits and chapter meetings will be used for teams to gain education and earn points. Sign up for the pre-Olympic heats to get a leg up on the competition.


Read the flyer with all the details


Previously Recalled and Repaired Jeep and Dodge SUVs Still Catching on Fire
Some owners of Jeep and Dodge SUVs are wondering if their vehicles, supposedly fixed after a recall last year, are indeed fixed. They report cars filling with smoke, sun visors catching fire, flames spreading throughout vehicles, including to front seats and door panels, and sun roofs shattering.

Read the article from The New York Times

Driverless Trucks Coming to Your Town Soon?
Public roads in Nevada will be used by Daimler as part of its efforts to establish test routes for their self-driving trucks. Will truck drivers soon be out of work? Are robots taking over America's work force? We have a ways to go yet, including concerns about regulatory hurdles and accident liability.

Read the article from Automotive News

ASCCA's Members of the Month for May: Jim and Mary Payne

Jim and Mary Payne from The Driving Machine in Cupertino are the members of month for May. They have worked hard on Chapter 42 events for many years, including organizing trade shows. Jim is a past board president, and Mary helps organize every meeting. They have hosted multiple shop nights. They continually assist when letters need to be written for legislative concerns. In addition, they have been ASCCA members for 25 years.


Read about past members of the month here.


Drivers: Do as I Say, Not as I Do
A recent AAA study on driving habits found that drivers know what to do, but too often don't follow their own advice. For example, 97% of drivers consider drunk driving unacceptable, yet 19% admitted to doing so in the past month. Also, while 73% said running red lights is bad, 36% had done so in the past month.

NorCal Leads 167-139 in Countertop Display Contest

SoCal added three points last week with Jack Crawley's entry. NorCal's lead was only slightly dented and the score is now NorCal 167, SoCal 139. From now until June 30 contest entries are worth 2 points (plus a bonus point for having both displays). Need a display? Have a contest photo to send in? Email [email protected].


Governor Proclaims May as Small Business Month

Governor Brown has issued a proclamation declaring May 2015 as "Small Business Month" in the State of California. Last month, Governor Brown appointed Jesse Torres small business advocate in the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), which supports the state's small business community with technical and financial assistance and provides information on state business requirements.

ASCCA's Advocacy Fund at $3,010 in Quest for $30,000

We've passed $3,000 in the ASCCA Advocacy Fund, bringing our total raised to $3,010! Thank you! ASCCA established this 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). Help us reach our goal of $30,000, donate today: 

Help ASCCA Grow with the Special Membership Drive Tied to ASCCA's 75th Anniversary

To commemorate ASCCA's 75th Anniversary and help grow our members, our Board of Directors approved a limited offer to new members: $75 membership, starting now! Help us grow the association by recruiting new members! Chapters can sweeten the pot by adding their own incentive. Fine print: $55 application fee applies; Canceled members in the last 12 months are not eligible; No point/spiff for One Member Can! campaign; Regular (ARD) members only.


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


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.

Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

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In This Issue
Book Your Room Now at the Irvine Marriott
Nominations Wanted for ASCCA Awards
Go for the Gold in the ASCCA 2015 Digital Olympics!
Recalled SUVs Still Have Problems
Driverless Trucks in Nevada
Member of the Month
Drivers Don't Do as they Say
Contest Update
This is Small Business Month
Legislative Advocacy Fund
New $75 Membership Drive
ESi Courses at a Discount!
G&K Services New Products


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