ASCCA What You Need To KnowAugust 18, 2015
Cyber security legislation for cars is introduced as 1.4 million vehicles are recalled to patch dangerous vulnerability.
In what may be an industry first, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled 1.4 million vehicles to protect them from cyber security attacks. The recall came after Wired magazine ran an article detailing how hackers could compromise a Jeep Cherokee remotely.
Countertop Display Contest Update
Now is a great time to submit a photo for the Countertop Display Contest. Show some pride in the ASCCA and your half of California. NorCal is still leading, but SoCal is not too far behind!

Join Santa Monica's Morris Automotive, and enter the contest!  It only takes a few minutes!
Need a display?  Have any questions? Have a contest photo to send in? Email [email protected].
Updates on the contest are posted on Facebook.
While vital to performance, the piston ring is the poor stepchild of the high-performance engine, said Keith Jones, technical Expert at Phoenix-based Total Seal. "They get blamed for just about everything. If there is a compression problem, it's the piston rings. If there is oil consumption, it's the ring.
Since 1967, his company has been manufacturing high-performance piston ring sets installed in racing engines used in competition events ranging from IRL (Indy), NASCAR, World of Outlaw sprint car and other racing classes.
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.

Remanufactured Parts Bill Passes Senate
A bill to require federal agencies to use remanufactured parts has passed in the Senate and will go to the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration. The Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act, or SB 565, was proposed by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.) James Lankford (R-Okla.) in February 2015. It will push federal agencies to use remanufactured parts in fleet vehicles for repairs on the premise that remanufactured parts are cheaper than new parts while maintaining the quality of OE parts.
Great Deal on Copy Paper at Office Depot
For the next 6 weeks, you can purchase cases of Copy Paper for $27.50 each at Office Depot. Shipping is free on orders over $50. Deal ends 9/26/15.
Customers must have a business account with Office Depot to use this promotion. Place orders at business.officedepot.comUse Item# 455-196-517 to place orders, and no coupon codes are needed. 
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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In This Issue
Cars Vulnerable to Remote Hacking
Contest Update
High-Performance Piston Rings
ASCCA Team Weekend
Remanufactured Parts Bill
Deal on Copy Paper
iATN Discounts for ASCCA Members
New $75 Membership Drive
ESi Courses at a Discount!


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