ASCCA What You Need To KnowJune 8, 2015
Saturday-only Registration Option is a Huge Bargain! Only $99 for Technicians and $109 for Management Training!

Saturday, June 13 

Classes run from 9:00 AM-noon

Plus, there's a special technician session in Spanish in the afternoon. Also, anyone who registers before Tuesday gets entered into a raffle for a free TV donated by AutoVitals! (Pre-registration closes on Tuesday. Register on-site after that.)


Link to detailed course descriptions


Link to online registration


New! Dental and Vision Insurance for ASCCA Members 
ASCCA has a new member benefit: Group dental and vision benefits for you and your employees. ASCCA now has great dental and vision options to offer you through an agreement with Coremark Insurance Services. Details are provided in the brochure below. 

Click here for the brochure that covers the dental and vision program

Allstate is Considering Selling User Telematics Data 
Allstate's CEO, Thomas Wilson, said on May 28 that Allstate is considering not just collecting driver data, but selling it. Allstate is investing heavily in telematics, which they view as a potential additional profit source. Most customers are willing to give up their privacy, he said, if they are given a 10 to 20% discount on telematics.

Did You See the Article on ASCCA's Jack Heyler in the Latest Issue of The California Independent?
The Spring 2015 issue of The California Independent is out and in it you'll find an article on Jack Heyler and the role he played in California's auto repair history. It's part of a series of historical articles celebrating ASCCA's 75th anniversary. Without his contribution you would have a different code reader for every car. Click below to find out what he did that helps you today!

Read the article (go to page 15)

California Senate Approves $13/hour Minimum Wage

On June 1 California's Senate approved raising the minimum wage to $11 an hour on January 1, then to $13 an hour in 2017, and to tying the minimum wage to inflation starting in 2019. The minimum wage is currently $9 an hour and will go to $10 an hour on January 1. The bill now goes on to the Assembly for consideration.


Read the article


Call for Board Nominations: Deadline is July 1

The ASCCA is pleased to call for nominations for the 7 seats open for the 2016 Board of Directors. Participation on the ASCCA Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for automotive repair professionals to help guide the state's largest organization of independent auto shop owners in shaping the future of the industry and building a stronger industry. Board participation is a chance to grow personally and professionally, and to develop skills, experience and connections with a team of other passionate and motivated professionals. Applications are due July 1 and can be obtained via the link below.


Application for BOD


Google's Self-Driving Cars Have Had 11 Accidents So Far
Google has reported that their self-driving cars have been in 11 minor accidents over the past six years. These cars were tested on California roads and highways. Google said that in no cases was the self-driving car at fault and the accidents involved light damage and caused no injuries.

iATN Discounts Available to ASCCA Members

The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is the world's first and largest online network of automotive service industry professionals. Since 1995, iATN has been providing outstanding service industry resources to members worldwide. ASCCA members can enjoy a $9-per-month discount off of the regular price of iATN Business+ premium membership, at $45-per-month.  This membership provides your shop with up to 5 premium access accounts.

Link to iATN's website


California Leads the Nation in Vehicle Thefts When the Keys are Left Inside

According to a report in Insurance Journal, California is number one when it comes to vehicles that are stolen with the keys left inside. Between 2012 and 2014, California had 19,597 such vehicle thefts. Sometimes this is due to inattentive owners, other times it is due to fraud -- the owners want the vehicles stolen.


Read the article


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.


NorCal Still Leads 169-139 in Countertop Display Contest

There were no new developments this past week in ASCCA's countertop display contest and so the score remains NorCal 169, 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].


Updates on the contest are posted on Facebook.


ASCCA's Facebook Page: Worth Liking and Checking Out! 
ASCCA's Facebook page is a fun and filled with good information. If you haven't "liked" it yet or don't check in regularly, you should! Besides the countertop display contest updates, we have conference updates, post chapter newsletters, welcome new members, offer automotive advice you can pass on to your customers, and link to interesting news articles related to our industry.

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: 

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
New! Dental and Vision Insurance
Allstate to Sell Telematics Data?
Jack Heyler: Part of ASCCA's History
$13 an Hour Minimum Wage?
Call for Board Nominations
Google's Self-Driving Cars
iATN Discounts for ASCCA Members
Did you leave your keys in your car?
New $75 Membership Drive
Contest Update
ASCCA's Facebook Page
Legislative Advocacy Fund
ESi Courses at a Discount!
G&K Services New Products


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