ASCCA What You Need To KnowJuly 25, 2016
NACE | CARS Expo & Conference 2016 - August 9-13

Join us at the All New CARS Congress of Automotive Repair and Service 2016 in Anaheim, California where thousands of auto industry leaders are converging -- your one-stop-shop to meet with leading service repair professionals featuring a high-quality education lineup led by industry leaders, along with an exhibitor showcase of automotive service and repair related equipment, products and services!
ALL in ONE PLACE this August!

ASCCA members receive a 20% discount (applies to Super Pass and Single Sessions only)


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.
State Legislative Bill Report - July 25th, 2016

Below is the updated Bill Report dated July 25, 2016 from Jack Molodanof.
OSHA Delays Retaliation Provision of Workplace Injury Tracking Rule

The ACA Capital Report notified us today that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced July 13 that it is delaying enforcement of a provision from their May rulemaking that is intended to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The provision, which was set to go into effect on Aug. 10, will now go into effect on Nov. 1, 2016.
The delayed provision would require employers to inform workers of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses without fear of retaliation, implement procedures for reporting injuries and illnesses that are reasonable and do not deter workers from reporting, and adhere to the existing statutory prohibition on retaliating against workers.
The rulemaking requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record in their on-site OSHA Injury and Illness forms. Additionally, OSHA will post the establishment-specific injury and illness data it collects under this recordkeeping rule on its website.
The delay of the provision's implementation was announced by OSHA in a same-day memorandum to regional administrators. OSHA stated that they wanted the "opportunity to conduct additional outreach to the regulated community."
BAR-97 EIS Changes

BAR is working on a regulation change to require an Internet connection to the VID instead of the traditional dial-up line for BAR-97 inspections. To that end, BAR is working with the BAR-97 EIS manufacturers to implement an Internet connectivity update for newer EIS models. Older EIS models may require replacement. The proposed regulation would also require the use of a BAR-97 certified to an updated specification currently under development at BAR. In contrast to the existing EIS models, the updated systems would have a newer computer, operating system software and an integrated LPFET tester. These upgrades would address the issue of obsolete replacement parts, as well as allow BAR to address changing business needs in future software updates. Early indications from equipment manufacturers suggest the lease cost of an updated system would be competitive with service contracts for existing systems. The regulation would not be adopted until sometime next year, with implementation as early as January 2018. BAR plans to hold a regulation workshop on these changes on October 20, 2016.
BAR-OIS Software Update Version 6.6

On Monday, July 18, 2016, BAR-OIS software version 6.6 will be released to all stations. This update corrects the following issues: 1. When using Windows 10 and attempting to print a VIR, the print dialog box would appear but the VIR would not print. 2. If the BAR-OIS analyzer was set to an incorrect time zone, a VIR from the current day could not be reprinted. 3. Near the end of the calendar year, vehicles coming off of their 6-year exemption and receiving their first biennial inspection would be improperly warned that an inspection was not required. 4. If a BAR-OIS displayed an unexpected error, the cause of the error was not recorded. If you experience any issues with this new BAR-OIS Beta software release, please contact BAR's Industry Help Desk at (866) 860-8509. Explain that you have an issue with the BAR-OIS Beta software and the issue will be escalated to BAR Engineering for resolution.

BAR Advisory Committee Meeting & Workshop Summary

Below is a link to Jack Molodanof's summary of the BAR Advisory Committee meeting that took place, July 21, 2016 in Sacramento.
Kukui is a Google Premier Partner 

Google recently recognized Kukui as a Premier Partner, an accomplishment that only about 3% of marketing agencies in the US are eligible for!

"We are humbled to be recognized for our commitment to helping our clients go mobile, run digital ads, and succeed online - & we look forward to continue doing so!"

NASTF - Programming with SAE J2534 Tops November 2 General Meeting
Aftermarket technical instructors are finding an alarming number of advanced service technicians who have already purchased an SAE J2534 vehicle interface device but have yet to use it in the profitable business of module programming. To address this unfortunate waste of valuable resources, the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will present a 90-minute session on the topic, November 2, during the NASTF Fall 2016 General Meeting, a featured event in the AAPEX Service Professional Program in Las Vegas, NV.

Important Call to Action! Industry Survey on California Vehicle Warranty Rights

CAWA is asking members of the auto care industry in California to share instances of new car dealers or manufacturers denying warranty coverage simply due to the use of a non-original equipment part or service.

Survey Link.
New ASCCA Member Benefit - HR 360

HR 360 is free to any member who wishes to use it.  The program is offered via CoreMark, our ASCCA endorsed health benefits provider. 
In order to access this free benefit, ASCCA members need to contact Mat Nabity directly:
Mat Nabity


[email protected]
Click here to view the flyer with more information.
Countertop Display Contest Update
As of July 25th, the score is 51 from SoCal vs 64 from NorCal.
Make sure you get your entries in before July 31st to get that bonus point. (ONLY 7 MORE DAYS!)

Other bonus point opportunities are:

Including last year's display and featuring the ASCCA Code of Ethics in the photo.
Send more entries today to Ryan at [email protected]
To the left we have a 4 point entry from Doral's Auto Repair in San Leandro.
ASCCA Member of the Month July 2016 - Steve Vanlandingham
The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Steve Vanlandingham of Van's Automotive as the ASCCA Member of the Month for July 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.

CAWA: A Telematics Whitepaper Developed by the Aftermarket
Probably the most important issue in the automotive industry today, telematics, is something you need to understand. See the enclosed "white-paper" (here) which describes telematic systems and the possibilities with the data derived from this system. You should also know that CAWA and the Auto Care Association have developed a "white-board" video that explains telematics in its simplest form (and was financially sponsored by Vantage Marketing Global, Inc.)

Also, don't forget that ASCCA has created the ASCCA Telematics Guiding Principles flyer to share with members and customers.
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.
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

July 27th: Chapters 21 and 99 Meetings
July 28th: Chapters 26 and 1940 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
NACE | CARS Expo & Conference
August Team Weekend
State Legislative Bill Report
OSHA Delays Retaliation Provision
BAR-97 EIS Changes
BAR-OIS Software Update
BAR Advisory Committee
Kujui is a Google Premier Partner
NASTF Meeting
Call to Action!
New ASCCA Member Benefit
ASCCA Countertop Display
Member of the Month
Telematics Whitepaper
Each One Reach One
Office Depot Discount
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
ESi Courses at a Discount Renewed for 2016!
ASCCA Member Resources


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