Help Brand ASCCA! Use the New ASCCA “Chalk on the Floor” Video
This promotional video is available for members to put on their own websites and social media pages, and possibly buy commercial air time. You can tag information about your shop to the last 5 seconds of the ad.
ASCCA Member Exclusive Discount Offer on DAD
AESwave and BanaLogic are proud to offer ASCCA members a 15% discount off the price of a full IMclean Kiosk or IMclean DAD. The IMclean DAD (Data Acquisition Device) has been engineered by Drew Technologies a leader in advanced diagnostic and vehicle communications tools worldwide. Drew was the first to begin BAR-OIS Beta testing in California.
The IMclean Kiosk offers a turn-key solution for performing BAR-OIS inspections that includes Drew Techlogies DAD. The IMclean Kiosk has been configured and tested by BanaLogic, a provider of proven, reliable emissions equipment across the country. BanaLogic offers outstanding customer service and technical support and backs their IMclean Kiosk with a bumper-to-bumper warranty. Financing is available. To purchase at this limited time, discounted price contact AESwave.com at 877-351-9573.
iATN Offers Special ASCCA Discount
ASCCA members are eligible for an added benefit on iATN. The benefit comes at no additional cost to those already subscribing to iATN at the Business level.
This benefit allows you to upgrade your account to the new Business+ level at the same rate as the iATN Business plan @ $30/mo. Not only will you save $15/mo. on the regular rate for Business+, you will be able to grant premium access to each of your employees’ individual accounts (up to 4) so they can enjoy premium access, allowing them to stay up to date with current trends in:
- Diagnostics – learn from their peers sharing diagnostic procedures
- Tools & Techniques – use iATN’s new waveform library data sharing system
- Analytics – discover new ways to address vehicle concerns
- Knowledge Base – Access to over 3.8 million data asset items
- Shop Management – Discuss challenges and solutions with fellow shop owners and managers
- Industry Events – Stay up to date with training events being offered
The following links provide a great place to start in recognizing the rich discussions taking place on iATN in helping solve today’s tough issues. Learning and sharing amongst peers will provide you and your staff with valuable perspective.
- http://autop.ro/5Lx – Chrysler CAN IHS Bus
- http://autop.ro/5Ke – Isolating Modules From the Data Bus for Programming
- http://autop.ro/5bC – Battery registration on BMW with Snap On Scanner
- http://autop.ro/15r – MAF Testing 101
- http://autop.ro/14p – What to do about car counts
- http://autop.ro/6BG – Ford IDS record triggering
- http://autop.ro/4fL – GM cluster repair
- http://autop.ro/5tb – Micro Multi-Port extruded profile condenser
- http://autop.ro/5wE – Technician licensing
iATN has a video tutorial index covering many aspects of iATN, including how to add sub-accounts to your Business+ account located on this page: http://members.iatn.net/video/
Please use the following special link to take full advantage of this offer today! http://iatn.us/PROASC1940
If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact Scott Brown (President of iATN) or their support team @ 866-428-6428 or by email email@example.com.
Phillips 66 – Special pricing on Kendall brand motor oil available to ASCCA members. Contact Howie Klein, P66 Lubricants: SCAL, firstname.lastname@example.org, c: 951-903-466; efax 918-977-8193
February Member of the Month: Ken Breshears
ASCCA member Ken Breshears, of Keith’s Auto Repair in Redding (ASCCA Chapter 99)
In his own words: At 10 years of age my first job was detailing cars and working the pump island at my father’s Chevron service station during the summer. Later, when he became the AAA towing contractor for Shasta County, I would help the drivers on snow days and help the technicians during the summer. In high school I found employment in a restaurant and became a sous chef by age 18. By age 20 for many reasons I returned to the family business, a high volume Chevron station with a busy back room repair business. I became the manager by the end of that first summer, in 1983. The automotive repair business was changing and I was excited to learn all aspects of the industry, such as customer service, business management, new technologies and much more.
In 1992 my father expanded and opened a general repair and smog check facility, Keith’s Auto Repair. I was still running the service station with lube bays and food mart. In 1995 I was sent to run the shop and increase sales. The shop was relocated in 1997 and on May 1, 1999 my wife and I bought Keith’s Auto Repair from my father.
In 2001 during a membership drive I was approached to join ASCCA. I had learned it was important to support associations that would look out for my interests and be my VOICE. Chapter 99 did a very good job of providing informational general meetings covering important topics including hazardous waste, Bureau of Auto Repair, workers comp, CC processing, business management, labor laws and much more. I found friendships that have been very beneficial. Those who are not a business owner can never truly relate to the issues that we deal with daily; it has been a great comfort to have a group of businessmen and women who can relate to this ever-changing industry.
In 2011 I was asked to become a board member, and reluctantly I agreed. Toward the end of that year our long-time chapter leader Steve Lustig became ill and I was asked to step in for a few months and organize a meeting or two. Steve was the one that made sure this chapter stayed together, and he is missed. I am presently in my third year as chapter president. I have a strong, stable board and continue to provide informative general meetings for our members.
The advice I would give to new members would be to take full advantage of our resources and members. Spending a little time once a month can help your personal and business life prosper.
DTSC Posts FAQs for the California Brake Pad Law
A new brake pads law (SB 346 Kehoe) that affects all auto repair shops takes effect January 1, 2014. Basically, shops cannot sell brake pads that have copper in them past this date, and must deplete their old stock by 2023. Most, if not all, brake pad manufacturers are already supplying the legal product. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) answered ASCCA’s most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the brake pad law, and also posted the FAQs on their website under Auto Repair Shops.
Covered California Launches Self-Service Website for the Small Business Health Options Program
On Dec. 2, Covered California officially launched the full self-enrollment function of the Small Business Health Options (SHOP) online marketplace. This significant new function on the Covered California website will enable small businesses to fully enroll for coverage that may begin as early as Jan. 1, 2014.
Small Business Health Options Program
New California Laws of Importance to ASCCA Members
Action Needed: New Cal/OSHA Training Required by December 1, 2013
Cal/OSHA has revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the UN global chemical communication system. OSHA is phasing in the elements of that policy and you need to take action to comply with the first element. By 12/1/13 all employers must train all those who come in contact with any chemical in the workplace to understand how to interpret hazards communicated through pictograms and standardized material safety data sheets, now called safety data sheets or SDS. This means that auto repair businesses have to provide that training to their employees this November. You only have to explain the materials below; you do not have to discuss any specific chemical. Document your training.
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