The Beginning

Founded in 1940 as IGO (Independent Garage Owners), the Automotive Service Councils of California is a non-profit organization consisting of a confederation of regional automotive trade associations (called chapters). The Automotive Service Councils of California is a strong advocate of the professionalization of the automotive repair industry. We work closely with our State Senators and Assembly persons in initiating new laws toward this lofty goal. We also work with the Bureau of Automotive Repair, the State of California's governing agency in charge of automotive repair facilities, for the benefit of the driving public.


Each chapter consists of independent repair shops, as well as associated aftermarket businesses such as parts stores, insurance brokers, and automotive publications. The association has a Code of Ethics that members are expected to adhere to. When you see the ASCCA logo, you know that you can count on quality auto repair. It's "The sign you can trust!"

We Are In Business To Keep You in Business

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C12 - Los Angeles Chapter

We are located in and serve the Los Angeles area.
In addition, C12 assists in the education of its members by bringing seminars on all aspects of the business operations, as well as the technical and mechanical end of automotive repair into our area exclusively for our chapter members. Our Chapter motto says it all...

"We Are In Business To Keep You in Business"

Mission Statement

To provide business resources for our members and to advance the professionalism of the Automotive Repair Industry.

Core Purpose

To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice, and make the public aware that ASCCA means skilled professionalism and inspired customer trust.

Core Values

Integrity, Compassion, Professionalism, Unity

Code of Ethics

Promote Goodwill

To promote goodwill between the motorist and the automotive industry.

Obligation to Customers

To have a sense of personal obligation to each individual customer.

High-quality & Fair Service

To perform high-quality services at a fair and just price.

Employ the Best

To employ the best-skilled personnel obtainable.

Use High Quality Parts

To use only proven merchandise of high quality, distributed by reputable firms.

Itemize All Parts and Adjustments

To itemize all parts and adjustments in the price charged for services rendered.

Retain Parts for Customers

To retain all parts replaced for customer inspection if so requested.

Uphold High Standards

To uphold the high standards of our profession and always seek to correct any and all abuses within the automotive industry.

Uphold Integrity of All Members

To uphold the integrity of all members.

Refrain From Misleading Ads

To refrain from an advertisement, which is false or misleading or likely to confuse, or deceive the customer

Board of Directors

The C12 Board of Directors is comprised of fellow shop owners who strive to make their fellow shop owners and Chapter 12 the best they can be. They work closely with the state board and members to arrange meeting events and resources for C12 members. Contact us if you want to join the board and make a difference!

Lee Chesnin

Lee Chesnin

Board Director and Chapter Representative

Since 1977 BVA Independent Service Specialists has been providing reliable, friendly, award winning service to Volvo, Honda, Acura, Toyota and Lexus owners in the Santa Monica/West Los Angeles area.


Fred Blum

Vice President

Frederick Blum Insurance Services is an independent and locally-owned agency operating out of Sherman Oaks, CA. Since 1964, we have been delivering quality insurance solutions to individuals and businesses throughout the Greater Los Angeles area, specializing in coverage for the automotive services industry.


John Modesti


John is currently the Owner/President of Modesti’s Car Care Center. He has over 50 years’ experience in the automotive industry.

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Nick Modesti


Nick is currently the General Manager at Modesti’s Car Care Center. He has over 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry.

Dave Morris

Dave Morris


Over 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry. Established 1987.

Don Yocum

Don Yocum


West Coast Tire & Service has been serving the West LA area for over 47 years. Our family-owned and operated tire and automotive repair shop has serviced over 700,000 happy customers over a span of 5 generations. We’re proud that our Los Angeles customers trust their family’s safety to our family. We perform a wide range of services make us a one stop for all your auto maintenance and repairs. We do everything from quick oil changes to collision repair, and everything in between.


Jeff Jardin


Owner of Jeff's Mercedes Auto Service in Santa Monica, Ca.


Tadd Baker of Worldpac

Advisory Only

Tadd is the Regional Sales Director for Worldpac's Western U.S.Region.

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ASCCA represents thousands of independent automotive service providers throughout california. Don't miss this great opportunity to network with colleagues in your local area! Our chapter structure is unique and gives you the opportunity to meet up with and do some productive problem solving with members in the Los Angeles area!

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