ASCCA What You Need To KnowJan. 25, 2016
Understanding New Tow Truck Regulations, and What It Means for Auto Shops
Last year, Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1222, which created new tow truck regulations in an effort to curb "bandit towing," a term used to describe instances in which cars are towed without the owner's consent. Most often a result of unauthorized parking, owners are left wondering where their car went, and end up saddled with thousands of dollars in towing and storage fees.
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State Legislative Bill Report Available
The State Legislative Bill Report details various bills that ASCCA is tracking.  
An updated report dated January 18, 2016 is available now.
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ASCEF Announcements: Scholarships and New Website
BAR Hearing Scheduled on Mobile ARD Regulations: March 14, 2016
The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) has scheduled a hearing on March 14, 2016 for the Mobile ARD regulations. The regulations place additional requirements for mobile ARD operators.  ASCCA will be submitting comments to these proposed regulations which are currently under review by our Government Affairs Committee. You can access the proposed regulations at If you have comments, suggestions or concerns you can direct them to our legislative advocate Jack Molodanof at [email protected].
ASCCA Chapter 20 Dinner Meeting with ESI
On January 20th, ASCCA Chapter 20 held a dinner meeting featuring Maylan Newton with ESi. Check out the ASCCA Facebook page for photos of the event.
Office Depot Coupon Available Exclusively to ASCCA Members thru March 26, 2016
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$24.99 each case
Quality, versatility, and consistency - the solution is right before your eyes with Boise® X-9®. Boise X-9 multi-purpose papers deliver better document production for a high-performance print experience.
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You can also contact Michael Nitz, the ASCCA's Business Account Manager:
855.337.6811 x 12809
ASCCA's digital magazine, The California Independent, has a new issue out. See the links below to view the magazine and take 'A Look Back at ASCCA 2015.'

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Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) Again in 2016 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!


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ETI Tool Tech - April 25-28, 2016 in Monterey
The vehicle of today is quickly becoming the vehicle of tomorrow. The Autonomous Vehicle, Comprehensive Vehicle Tracking, Biometric Vehicle Access and Smart/Personalized In-Car Marketing are only a few of the advancements that are right around the corner for future vehicles.
A successful business strategy depends on a clear vision of the future.  Improve your vision at ToolTech 2016 as you network with other thought leaders about the challenges and opportunities involved with providing the right tools and equipment and maintaining the level of service our customers expect while the vehicles we support continue to grow in complexity.  
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Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events

Feb 2nd: Chapter 05 Foothill Chapter Meeting with Pat Dorais, BAR Chief
Feb 10th: Chapter 12 Dinner Meeting
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


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In This Issue
Understanding New Tow Truck Regulations
State Legislative Bill Report
ASCEF Announcements
BAR Hearing Scheduled
ASCCA Chapter 20 Dinner Meeting
Office Depot Discount
California Independent Winter 2015-16
ESi Courses at a Discount Renewed for 2016!
ETI Tool Tech
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events


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