Monthly Archives: February 2018

CONNECTED CAR QUARTERLY DIGEST- ISSUE 1

CONNECTED CAR QUARTERLY DIGEST- ISSUE 1

Connected Car Quarterly Digest - FIRST ISSUE ASCCA established the new Connected Car Committee and, as part of its mandate to support ASCCA membership, released its first quarterly digest to keep ASSCA members up to speed on what’s happening with new technology and how the aftermarket will protect its business. Learn more about the ASCCA Connected Car Committee CONNECTED CAR COMMITTEE QUARTERLY DIGEST FOR ASCCA MEMBERSHIP ISSUE #01 – Q1 2018 The automotive aftermarket faces many changes and challenges surrounding autonomous and connected vehicles. Most of these challenges center on data. Who owns the data? Who can access the data? Who is responsible for the privacy and security of the data? It is important th ... read more

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ANNOUNCING ASCCA’S 2018 RAFFLE! SPONSORED BY AESWAVE

ANNOUNCING ASCCA’S 2018 RAFFLE! SPONSORED BY AESWAVE

AUTEL MAXISYS ELITE WITH 2-YEAR SOFTWARE UPDATE (MSRP $4,595.75) DRAWING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MAY TEAM WEEKEND EVENT IN SACRAMENTO ON SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018. RAFFLE TICKET PRICE = $25 PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT ASCCA & YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING ITEM DONATED BY AESWAVE: NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN, BUT WE HOPE YOU ARE! CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND BUY TICKETS. YOU CAN ALSO PURCHASE TICKETS AT YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER MEETINGS

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REPAIRPAL FREE WEBINAR – SHIFT PROFITS INTO OVERDRIVE

REPAIRPAL FREE WEBINAR – SHIFT PROFITS INTO OVERDRIVE

RepairPal Free Webinar - Shift Profits Into Overdrive RepairPal is offering a series of free, one-hour webinars designed for shop owners, service advisors and telephone support staff. In February, industry expert Jeremy O’Neal will share the strategies that he used to turn one of the worst-performing shops in America into a million-dollar year business in less than a year. See below for more details. Shift Profits Into Overdrive February 21, 2018 at 11AM PST TOPIC Shift Your Profits Into Overdrive: the Guide to Accelerating New Customer Growth DESCRIPTION Nothing is more important than the first interaction with a new customer. This experience sets the tone for the entire relationship. A positive one can lead to a loyal customer who brings in dozens of transactions over a number of years; a bad one can cost you that same value. Jeremy will join RepairPal’s own Jill Trotta in discussing h ... read more

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Training

CAL/OSHA OFFERS ‘PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE’ TO ENSURE REGS ARE MET

CAL/OSHA OFFERS ‘PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE’ TO ENSURE REGS ARE MET

A LITTLE TIME AND MONEY SPENT UPFRONT CAN HELP SHOPS AVOID BIG NON-COMPLIANCE FINES DOWN THE ROAD BY: DICK DELOACH Originally published in Parts and People Nick Modesti, General Manager of Modesti’s Car Care Center, in Culver City, Says He Has Worked With Dave Fischer of California Employer’s Services for Several Years, Who Always Makes Sure the Shop Is Cal/OSHA Compliant. Fresno, Calif.—Everyone who works in California — as a shop owner or employee — is subject to the regulations set forth by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), also known as Cal/OSHA. According to a recent report from the Lab ... read more

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Regulations

ASE TEST PREPARATION WITH WALT COMMANS

ASE TEST PREPARATION WITH WALT COMMANS

ASE Test Preparation with Walt Commans Are you ready to take your first ASE test or failed a test because you were unprepared? ASE Western rep Walt Commans will give an overview and details on how to prepare and take one or more ASE tests. This class will be geared towards the mechanical tests, however since body, paint and HD truck tests are similar to ASE tests, all are welcome! Sponsored by ASE, ASCCA Chapter 48 North Orange County and Fisk Automotive Saturday February 24th, 2018 Fisk Automotive, 820 W. Commonwealth Ave.Fullerton, CA 92832 Begins at 8:30 am sharp and ends at approx 11am No charge to a tech that wants to excel and become certified! RSVP NOW for ASE TEST PREP BY SENDING ... read more

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MOBILE AIR CONDITIONING SOCIETY (MACS) COURSE

MOBILE AIR CONDITIONING SOCIETY (MACS) COURSE

MOBILE A/C BEST PRACTICES CLINIC This course describes best practice service and repair methods pertaining to mobile A/C systems in car/light truck and heavy duty/off-road. When adhered to, the procedures outlined in this program should help assure more accurate diagnoses, high-quality long lasting repairs, reduction of comebacks and increased customer satisfaction. MOBILE A/C BEST PRACTICES AT RIO HONDO COLLEGE, WHITTIER, CA SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH - 9AM-3PM MAJOR SUBJECTS THE COURSE COVERS INCLUDE: A/C Systems: What they do and how they do it A/C System Components: Description and Operation A/C System Refrigerants and Oils Essential A/C System Service Practices and Precautions Click ... read more

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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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Partners

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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Partners

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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