ASCCA What You Need To KnowMay 18, 2015
Great News! Early Bird Rates for Summer Conference Registration Still Available! Register Now!

ASCCA is making the early bird registration rate for the 2015 summer conference the standard rate going forward, due to overwhelming demand from prospective attendees. So if you've been waiting to register now's the time to do it! You can still save up to $100 off the regular rates. 


Register here and full conference info


Usage of OEM Service Information Websites by Independent Shops

ASCCA has been asked by the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF), of which ASCCA is a supporting organization, to have our members participate in a survey.  The survey is a collaborative effort between NASTF and the Automotive Service Association (ASA) to gather information from automotive service industry to measure the usage of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) service information websites used by independent automotive service shops. ASCCA would like you respond to this survey to help NASTF better understand and serve the needs of our industry.


Click here to complete the survey


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

Do You Warn Your Customers About the Dangers of Keyless Cars? New Zealand Couple Trapped Overnight in Mazda
A couple in Alexandra, New Zealand was trapped inside their keyless Mazda 3 hatchback overnight in their garage when they found themselves without their transponder or the owner's manual to tell them how to unlock their car. They blame the salesperson for not informing them of what to do in such a situation. 

Go for the Gold in the ASCCA 2015 Digital Olympics

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


Survey: Challenges and Rewards of Owning a Small Business
Constant Contact surveyed small business owners about the sacrifices and rewards of owning a small business. Why do you do it? Would you do it all again? Check out their infographic to see if their survey responses match what you experience.

NorCal Leads 169-139 in Countertop Display Contest

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].


Updates on the contest are posted on Facebook

Tesla Establishes New Record for Coast-to-Coast Trip
A Tesla P85D was driven from Los Angeles to New York City in 58 hours and 55 minutes, establishing an unofficial record for electric vehicle coast-to-coast travel. Tesla Motors has locations in Fremont and Hawthorne, California.

Read the article from Ratchet & Wrench

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.


ASCCA's Advocacy Fund at $3,110; More Donations Sought

We've passed $3,100 in the ASCCA Advocacy Fund, bringing our total raised to $3,110! 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
Register for the Summer Conference
Survey on Usage of OEM Service Info Websites
Nominations Wanted for ASCCA Awards
Trapped Inside a Keyless Car
Go for the Gold in the ASCCA 2015 Digital Olympics!
Challenges and Rewards of Owning a Small Business
Contest Update
Tesla Sets Coast-to-Coast Electric Car Record
Member of the Month
Legislative Advocacy Fund
New $75 Membership Drive
ESi Courses at a Discount!
G&K Services New Products


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