ASCCA What You Need To KnowJune 6, 2016
Automotive Aftermarket Summit - June 24, 2016
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Join the ASCCA at this year's Automotive Aftermarket Summit in lovely Long Beach. The event will take place the day before the June Team Weekend, and will be held at the Hotel Maya.
June 2016 ASCCA Team Weekend in Torrance
Come and join ASCCA at our June Team Weekend in Torrance. The event will follow the Automotive Aftermarket Summit in Long Beach.
ASCCA Leaders Meet with Senator Allen and Staff on SB 778
On Wednesday May 25, 2016, while attending the California Small Business Day in Sacramento, ASCCA members took advantage of the opportunity and went to the Capitol to lobby on behalf of the automotive repair industry. 
ASCCA President Dennis Montalbano had an earlier one-one visit with Senator Allen regarding the oil change bill (SB 778) and discussed concerns that the industry has with the current version of the legislation.  Later, Dennis meet with Senator Allen's staffer, Tina Andolina and was joined by ASCCA members, John Villa, Rory Balmer, ASCCA Executive Director, Gloria Peterson and ASCCA lobbyist Jack Molodanof to discuss details of the bill. 
The ASCCA group reiterated concerns with the existing version of the legislation and requested that Senator Allen amend the bill to require all currently unlicensed oil change service businesses to fall under the jurisdiction of BAR.  That ARD's should follow the vehicle manufacturer guidelines as a starting point when recommending oil drain intervals, but that if an ARD makes a recommendation (based on inspection) that deviates from vehicle manufacturer guidelines to explain why to the consumer and that any legislation must protect the consumers right to select an oil drain interval of choice.
ASCCA stressed that these amendments would improve the bill and provide a "real world" approach to protecting consumers while ensuring a fair and competitive automotive repair market place.  Senator Allen and his staff indicated that they would consider amending the bill and continue working with the industry to address any other concerns.
Overall, it was a very positive and productive meeting and demonstrates how ASCCA member lobbying efforts do make a difference.
Nick Modesti Named ASCCA'S June 2016 Member of the Month
The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Nick Modesti of Modesti's Car Care Center as the ASCCA Member of the Month for June 2016. Each month, an ASCCA member is recognized for going above and beyond to support ASCCA's Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.
NorCal Takes the Lead in the Countertop Display Contest
NorCal has taken an early lead in the 2016 Countertop Display Contest. As of June 3rd, NorCal leads SoCal 37 to 20. Good job NorCal! SoCal, don't let the lead get too big! Send more entries today to Ryan at [email protected]
To the left we have a 4 point entry from The Driving Machine in Cupertino.
Callas Rennsport embraces continuing education, current technology, and traditional values
ASCCA members Tony and Kelly Callas and their shop Callas Rennsport are featured in a Parts & People article this month!
Each One Reach One: ASCCA 2016 Membership Drive with Contest and Raffle!
As a member of ASCCA, you understand the importance of strength in numbers. It's what helps ASCCA achieve its core purpose of elevating and uniting automotive professionals, and giving them voice.
Each year, thousands of new bills are introduced in Sacramento, many of which will impact small business owners. Thanks in large part to members like you, we've helped forge important relationships with state policymakers, regulators, and other industry professionals. Leveraging these relationships, ASCCA has been able to weigh in on important legislative discussions in Sacramento that would directly affect your business and your bottom line. But we still need your help!
Click here to read the complete Each One Reach One flyer.
Visit the ASCCA Member Resources page for more information including talking points on recent ASCCA achievements which can be used as a leave-behind for new member recruitment.
In Need of Legal Advice? ASCCA Has You Covered
Legal issues are something that every small business owner will face at one point or another, and the decision alone to seek legal advice can come with a hefty price tag. Fortunately, as an ASCCA member, you are entitled to 30 minutes of free legal advice every month from ASCCA's lobbyist and legal counsel, Jack Molodanof, Esq.-and it doesn't even have to be shop-related.
In addition to his work for ASCCA, Mr. Molodanof is also president of Molodanof Government Relations, a public affairs firm which specializes in community relations, advocacy, and lobbying, and is a practicing attorney representing trade associations with an emphasis on general business transactions and small business issues.
So next time you need legal advice, don't try answering it yourself and risking getting into deeper legal issues. Call or email our expert, Jack Molodanof at (916) 447-0313 with your business or personal legal questions. This service can be used either by you or any of your employees.
August 2016 ASCCA Team Weekend in Anaheim
In the link below, please find detailed information on the upcoming AUGUST Team Weekend in Anaheim. We are hosting a reception and Team Weekend in conjunction with the NACE | CARS 2016 Expo and Conference.
Office Depot Deals Available Exclusively to ASCCA Members
ASCCA has worked with Office Depot to secure pricing so good that it rivals Fortune 500 pricing on each and every item that you purchase. If you haven't already, contact Bill Lewis, the ASCCA's Business Account Manager:
855.337.6811 x 16116
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
June 7th: Chapter 5 Meeting
June 8th: Chapter 42 Meeting
June 9th: Chapters 6 and 25 Meetings
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!


Click here to take advantage of this offer


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


ASCCA Member Resources
Are you taking full advantage of your membership in the ASCCA? Check out our Member Resources page to see many of benefits of being a member.
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In This Issue
Automotive Aftermarket Summit
June Team Weekend
ASCCA Leaders Meet with Senator Allen and Staff on SB 778
June 2016 Member of the Month
ASCCA Countertop Display
Callas Rennsport
Each One Reach One
Legal Advice
August Team Weekend
Office Depot Discount
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
ESi Courses at a Discount Renewed for 2016!
ASCCA Member Resources


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