ASCCA What You Need To KnowJuly 20, 2015
Jack Molodanof: Suppliers of Auto Body Shops Should Care About the BAR, Protect Brands in California
Whether you provide equipment, services, etc., to the automotive repair industry in California, you should be aware of the important role the BAR plays with regard to your products and services and what steps you should take to protect and strengthen your brand. Here's a Q&A for vendors, which Repairer Driven News has presented here both for vendors selling in California and for those in other states looking to follow California's model.

Donate to ASCCA's Advocacy Fund

We're approaching $4,000 in the ASCCA Advocacy Fund, thanks to the recent raffle at the summer conference! Thank you to everyone who has donated! 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.


Engage Your Customers on the Issue of Telematics

The ASCCA Public Relations committee is encouraging all ASCCA members to begin engaging their customers in a consumer education campaign on Telematics.  A flyer has been developed by the Committee for you to use in your shops.  Consider displaying these flyers and even attaching them to your customer invoices. The intent is to engage your customer in a dialogue with you so you can inform them of what Telematics is and the potential risk it presents to their right for privacy.  You can take this opportunity to inform your customer that through your association you are advocating on their behalf in an attempt to protect consumer privacy.

Click here to view the flyer.

ASCCA Scheduled to Meet with OEHHA July 22

Re: Prop 65 Regulations

J. Molodanof sent an e-mail that included the comments that ASCCA provided to the Office of Environmental Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) regarding Prop 65, Clear and Reasonable Warning Regulations.  ASCCA has provided comments to regarding the Service Station and Vehicle, Repair Facilities Warnings (Environmental Exposures) signage requirement. ASCCA is seeking reasonable corrective action timeframes for facilities found in violation of the regulation.  ASCCA representatives Jack Molodanof along with executive director Gloria Peterson, and several other industry association leaders will be attending a meeting on July 22 with the OEHAA office.  ASCCA would welcome any feedback, concerns or direct experiences that member may have had regarding these signage requirements. Please direct comments to Jack at [email protected].

ASCCA Works to Develop Petroleum Product Enforcement FAQ 

Legislative advocate, J. Molodanof has been in communication with the California Department Food & Agriculture (CDFA) Division of Measurements Standards of Petroleum Products regarding recent inspections of auto repair, quick lubes, car dealers and oil distributors. The inspections have included checking labeling of bulk tanks/drums/overhead reels and sampling of motor oil and automotive transmission fluid to determine whether it meets California minimum requirements. The most recent sweep occurred in the Bay Area, Fresno and San Diego.  As a result Jack started the dialogue with the Department about outreach and education and they have agreed to work with ASCCA to develop a frequently asked questions (FAQs) document that we can provide to our members.  If you have had recent experiences with these types of inspections that would lent itself to helping us further develop the FAQ document, please direct them to Jack at [email protected].

The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Educational Group met in Sacramento June 27. Below is a link to the post meeting ASCCA participants' perspective as written by Craig Johnson, Phil Fournier and Jack Molodanof. 

 Click here to view the summary.

Make plans to join the upcoming ASCCA Team Weekend on September 26th and 27th.

It will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Sacramento.  Room reservations can be made online here. The last day for special room rates is 9/4/15.

The Spring 2015 issue of ASCCA's quarterly magazine, The California Independent is out for your viewing pleasure! 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. 

The agenda for this weeks CA Bureau of Automotive Repair Group Meeting is available.  The meeting is Thursday, July 23 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and will be available to view online as a webcast.

Click here to view the agenda.


Link to the webcasts page.


The ASCCA together with AutoVitals has launched an educational program aimed at helping ASCCA shops gain significant boosts in technician and service adviser productivity while improving communication to the motorist with dealership grade professional inspection results.
State Legislative Bill Report Available
The State Legislative Bill Report details various bills that ASCCA is tracking An updated report dated July 14, 2015 is available on the Legislation page of

Support Your Half of California - Countertop Display Contest

SoCal, don't go down without a fight. Have some fun and share pride in your half of the state by submitting an entry into the Coutertop Display Contest this week.


The score is NorCal 169, SoCal 141.

Need a display? Have a contest photo to send in? Email [email protected].


Updates on the contest are posted on Facebook.

July-August Edition of the NASTF Newsletter Available

The July and Auguest edition of the NASTF (National Automotive Service Task Force) newsletter has been released.


Click here to view the newsletter.

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

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


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


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Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

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In This Issue
Suppliers of Auto Body Shops Should Care About the BAR
Legislative Advocacy Fund
Engage Your Customers on the Issue of Telematics
Prop 65 Regulations Meeting
Petroleum Product Enforcement FAQ
BAR Educational Advisory June Summary
ASCCA Team Weekend
ASCCA California Independent Spring 2015 Issue Available Now!
BAG Meeting
Go for the Gold in the ASCCA 2015 Digital Olympics!
State Legislative Bill Report Available
Contest Update
NASTF Newsletter Available
New! Dental and Vision Insurance
iATN Discounts for ASCCA Members
New $75 Membership Drive
ESi Courses at a Discount!
G&K Services New Products


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