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October is Fall Car Care Month

Getting your vehicle ready for winter while temperatures are still mild is a proactive approach to preventive maintenance that helps ensure safety, reliability and fewer unexpected repairs when severe winter weather strikes.

ASCCA 2015 Awards

On Saturday, September 26 during the ASCCA Team Weekend ASCCA recognized several members and a chapter for their outstanding service to the association.  Each award winner was nominated by an ASCCA member.  Membership Committee Chair, Mary Kemnitz presented the following awards.  Included below are the award winners in the categories of Chapter of the Year, Sponsor of the Year, Rising Star, and Volunteer of the Year along with the words used to describe why each should be considered for the award. 

HD Selects NASTF For OEM-to-Independent Service Info Help

ST. JOHNS, FL (September 29, 2015) – The heavy duty/commercial vehicle industry recently announced agreement in a Memorandum of Understanding (HD MOU) between the Commercial Right to Repair Coalition and the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), where original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of heavy duty vehicles would provide service information to independent service providers by way of their OEM technical websites.

ASCCA Advocacy Fund

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).

A special thank you to Mitch Mendenhall who coordinated the donations from

Legislative Bill Report - 9/21/2015

The State Legislative Bill Report details various bills that ASCCA is tracking. If you have any questions please contact ASCCA at

2015 ASCCA Board of Directors Elections Update

The total number of candidates for the Board of Directors elections is six (6) with a total number of open seats totaling seven (7). Therefore, there will be no balloting process for this year's election. The nominees for the Board of Directors election are as follows:

SMOG Testing Citations & Fines

ASCCA previously reported as part of our Bureau of Automotive Repair Advisory Group (BAG) meeting summary that there has been a big increase in citations and fines for issuing a certificate of compliance using a BAR97 EIS when an OIS test was required.  This is a violation of Section 44050 of the Health and Safety Code.  According to statistics provided by the BAR during the July 23rd, BAG meeting they had already issued 437 cita

ASCCA Call to Action!

ASCCA members are requested to contact their legislator and respectfully request that they vote "no" on SB 350.