ASCCA What You Need To KnowOct. 05, 2015
NorCal Wins the Countertop Display Contest!
The North once again won the Countertop Display Contest in a final score of NorCal 175 to SoCal 143. This makes for a second straight win for NorCal. The SoCal representatives and Board leaders served the NorCal reprsentatives ice cream during the September Team Weekend event.  All photos from this weekend's event on our Facebook page

The October report from the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) is out now.  Take a look to read some of the latest industry news.

Read the report...


The California Automotive Teachers Association (CAT) Fall 2015 Newsletter is now available at:
SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board supports the U.S. EPA's decision today to strengthen the national ambient air quality standard for ground-level ozone pollution, bringing the national standard more in line with California's 10-year-old standard.

The Armstrong Report October 2015
ASCCA Insurance Services provider, Armstrong & Associates Insurance Services, has issued its October newsletter that offers advice on:

  • Protecting Your Identify
  • Health Plan Audits
  • Updating Your Company Drug Policy
  • Worker's Compensation
The heavy duty/commercial vehicle industry recently announced agreement in a Memorandum of Understanding (HD MOU) between the Commercial Right to Repair Coalition and the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), where original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of heavy duty vehicles would provide service information to independent service providers by way of their OEM technical websites.




The State Legislative Bill Report details various bills that ASCCA is tracking. If you have any questions please contact ASCCA at [email protected].

Join ASCCA Chapter 5 on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6-9pm. Sponsored in part by BG Products.
There will be bowling, German buffet, trophies, and Great Fun. All at no cost to Chapter 5!!!
Montrose Bowl
2334 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020 
It will be a shop night at Brea Auto Body Inc. Speaking will be Maylan Newton from the Educational Seminars Institute. Join us for a great, fun evening with Maylan! Prizes, El Farilito taco bar & more. FREE to ASCCA Chapter 48 Members. 

Meeting is scheduled to take place:
Wednesday, Nov. 4
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sands Expo Center
Room: Casanova 504-505
201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169

The meeting will provide an opportunity for OEM policy-makers and independent service professionals to share insights into each other's world. Agenda items include vehicle cybersecurity designs that won't impede the repair process and the problems and benefits of getting the industry to adopt the soon to be published new version of the SAE J2534 standard. Each of NASTF's six committees also will make significant announcements about their 2015 projects during the meeting. Advance registration is not required for AAPEX attendees, however, seating is very limited for the free NASTF meeting. "Join the conversation," says Skip Potter, executive director of NASTF. "NASTF is where OEMs and techs connect and we need everyone's ideas to ensure access by independent technicians to OEM service information."
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.
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


Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

Armstrong & Associates

BG Products

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Sacramento, CA 95814
In This Issue
NorCal Wins the Countertop Display Contest
NASTF Newsletter for October 2015
CAT Fall Newsletter
California Supports U.S. EPA Action
Armstrong Report
HD Selects NASTF
ASCCA Legislative Bill Report
ASCCA Chapter 5 Meeting
ASCCA Chapter 48 Meeting
Consider Attending the NASTF General Meeting
Engage Your Customers on the Issue of Telematics
iATN Discounts for ASCCA Members
New $75 Membership Drive
ESi Courses at a Discount!


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