ASCCA What You Need To KnowNov. 16, 2015
The Auto Care Association applauds the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) approval of a final consent order against BMW's MINI Division. The FTC claimed that MINI violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers that BMW would void their warranty unless they used MINI parts and MINI dealers to perform maintenance and repair work.
Collision And Mechanical Repair Presents Opportunities And Challenges For Northridge Shop
ASCCA members Carlos and Guille Menjivar were featured in a Parts and People article this month. Enjoy!
Winter Tech Week provides ETI Members with the opportunity for dialogue with the OEM's and to receive the necessary information to provide the needed tools and equipment.  ETI Members gain knowledge of new technologies that affect the aftermarket tool and equipment industry, receive instruction on the servicing and repair of new model vehicles, and learn of repair and service tools that may be needed for the new models.  
Click here for more information.
Also upcoming from ETI: 
ETI ToolTech 2016
April 25-28 in Monterey, CA
Office Depot Offers Available Exclusively to ASCCA Members
Office Depot has released their 2015 Holiday Catalog of their copy and printer materials.  View it here.
Office Depot is offering ASCCA members four different deals:
  • Boise X-9 Multi-Use Copy Paper $24.99 per case - Click here
  • HP Office Ultra White Paper $26.99 per case - Click here
  • HP EcoFFICIENT Paper $26.99 per case - Click here
  • Keurig coffee machines including K-cups - Click here
  • The next Chapter 1940 Dinner & Program will be Thursday November 19 at 6:00 pm. Meeting is help at the Toyota Auto Museum at 19600 Van Ness Ave in Torrance. This meeting will feature BG Petrospecs presenting on Auto Shops Trends and Tips.
    Upcoming 2016 events, also at the Toyota Auto Museum:
    January 20, March 24, May 25, July 28, September 28 and November 17.

    Chapter 20 has a fun and final meeting for 2015 lined up on the 19th - bring a toy or two!
    Begins at 6:30pm at Zio Fraedo's, 611 Gregory Lane in Pleasant Hill.
    Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
    Dec 5th: Chapter 5 Christmas Party and Casino Night Fundraiser - click for more information
    ASCCA's TeamTalk Update Beginning January 1st
    On January 1st, all ASCCA members will start receiving the ASCCA TeamTalk emails.  This is one of the ASCCA membership's greatest benefits. Use it for questions, networking, and to share any other information with the entire ASCCA membership.
    The emails will include an option to unsubscribe, for any members who do not wish to receive the emails.
    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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    In This Issue
    Competing minimum wage hike proposed
    Mitch Mendenhall Named ASCCA's Member of the Month
    ETI Winter Tech Week
    Office Depot Offers
    ASCCA Chapter 1940 Events
    ASCCA Chapter 20 Meeting
    Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
    TeamTalk Update


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