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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: JOHN HARTMAN

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: JOHN HARTMAN

THE ASCCA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT IT HAS SELECTED John Hartman SPOTLIGHT DATE: FEBRUARY, 2018 The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected John Hartman of NAPA AutoCare as ASCCA’s February Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, and the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. NAPA AutoCare has been a Corporate Partner since 2017. They focus on an integrated banner program that unites everything an independent repair business needs to prosper. NAPA AutoCare has grown to over 16,000-plus independently owned and nationally recognized automotive, collision, and truck service centers, making it the largest single aftermarket repair network in the country. When asked how his partnership with ASCCA ha ... read more

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: MAYLAN NEWTON

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: MAYLAN NEWTON

THE ASCCA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT IT HAS SELECTED Maylan Newton The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Maylan Newton of the Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) as ASCCA’s January Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, and the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. ESi is a Corporate Partner and has been a member of ASCCA for 30 years. ESi is renowned for providing the independent repair shop with up-to-date full-facility training for their management team and personnel. All ESi training programs target development strategies that finetune and produce professional skills in automotive business owners and their employees. When asked how his partnership with ASCCA has benefited ESi, Maylan replied, “The greatest ... read more

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ADVOCACY FUND

ADVOCACY FUND

ADVOCACY FUND UPDATE The ASCCA has established a fund to enhance our advocacy with the state legislature (e.g., legislative advocate’s travel, ASCCA’s annual legislative day lobbying, Government Affairs Committee initiatives). The committee’s efforts have had a huge impact and continue to protect the independent automotive aftermarket from legislation that have negatively impacted our members and small business owners all throughout the state. A special thank you to Mitch Mendenhall who coordinated the following donations from Chapter 24, as well as multiple donations made in honor of Jeff Stich. Thank you to all of the donors to the ASCCA Legislative Advocacy Fund. Your contributions have already made a difference! See the full list of donors here. To learn more about all of the gr ... read more

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Advocacy

ASCCA MEMBERS JOINED EFFORTS TO HELP VICTIMS OF THE CALIFORNIA WILD FIRES

ASCCA MEMBERS JOINED EFFORTS TO HELP VICTIMS OF THE CALIFORNIA WILD FIRES

Donations went directly towards helping the families of victims like Bob Toepp and other ASCCA members impacted by the fires in both northern and southern California. ASCCA CARES Sacramento- As communities throughout Sonoma, Napa, and other Northern California counties begin the long process of rebuilding after the devastating wildfires, the Automotive Service Councils of California identified four of our members who have tragically lost their homes. In response, ASCCA’s Executive Committee established the ASCCA California Wildfire Relief Fund. We encouraged the automotive service industry to share the GoFundMe link on their business website and/or social media channels to help reach as many people as possible. Thanks to their generous support, and the contributions of ASCCA members across California, the fund raised over $17,000 in a short period of time. ASC ... read more

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NEW CALIFORNIA LAWS FOR 2018

NEW CALIFORNIA LAWS FOR 2018

Every year, hundreds of new laws are enacted that impact California automotive repair shops. Below is a short summary/highlights of some key measures that will take effect in 2018, unless otherwise noted. Minimum Wage Increase Reminder that effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees will increase to $11.00 per hour. The minimum wage for employers with 25 or fewer employees will increase to $10.50. (SB 3 of 2017) Smog Check Exemption This new law extends the exemption for performing vehicle smog check inspections from 6 years to 8 years. Exempted vehicle owners will pay $25.00 annual abatement fee (AB 1274) Mobile Automobile Repair These BAR regulations will require mobile automotive operators to display in any advertisement, the name, telephone number and BAR registration number ... read more

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Regulations

EPA 609 CERTIFICATION

EPA 609 CERTIFICATION

ASCCA MEMBERS, PLEASE SEE THE MESSAGE BELOW REGARDING EPA 609 CERTIFICATION FROM OUR CORPORATE PARTNER AUTOZONE: Be aware of upcoming changes to R134a purchases. The EPA has recently mandated that purchases of R134a items, with a volume greater than 2 lbs., will be regulated by section 609 of the EPA Clean Air Act, beginning January 1st, 2018. This applies to any single item that has a volume over 2 lbs., but is primarily regarding 30 lb. cylinders of R134a. This regulation requires that any individual purchasing this item have a 609 certification from an EPA approved certifying company. A list of these approved companies can be found at https://www.epa.gov/mvac/section-609-technician-training-and-certification-programs. We at AutoZone have found it easiest to work with MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society), ESCO Institute or Mainstream Engine ... read more

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ASCCA ESTABLISHES THE NEW CONNECTED CAR COMMITTEE

ASCCA ESTABLISHES THE NEW CONNECTED CAR COMMITTEE

Committee's First Official Meeting was August 1, 2017 Committee meets monthly. Members are also involved with NASTF, SAE, CAWA, AutoCare Association, Auto Service Association. Current Committee Members include: Carolyn Coquillette, Chair David Kusa Craig Johnson Niko Sougias Pat Cadam Rocky Khamenian Connected Car Quarterly Digest Issue #01 - Q1 2018Committee Mission Statement & Objectives (as of January 14, 2018) Mission Statement The Committee shall protect the ability of ASCCA membership to do business in California, including safe, secure, and uninterrupted access to vehicle onboard systems and the required tools to fix them. Objectives #1 &nda ... read more

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