SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Service Councils of California today announced that Kate Hicks has joined their association’s growing communications team as the new creative writer and publications manager. She will be replacing Matthew Peralta, who was recently promoted to Deputy Executive Director.
ASCCA Members to Participate in ETI ToolTech 2016 Panel Discussion
SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Services Council of California (ASCCA) today announced that some of its members will participate in a panel discussion at Equipment and Tool Institute’s (ETI) 2016 annual ToolTech conference, April 25-28 in Monterey, California.
ASCCA Advocacy Fund and ASC Educational Foundation Benefit From Generous Donations at ASCCA Team Weekend
SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Services Council of California (ASCCA) today announced that ASCCA Chapter 24 and the California Automotive Teachers Association (CAT) have both made generous donations, totaling $1,600 dollars, to ASCCA’s Advocacy Fund and the ASC Educational Foundation during ASCCA’s Team Weekend meeting in Sacramento.
This year, California voters will be tasked with answering an important question—should California’s minimum wage be increased to $15 an hour? Debate over increasing the minimum wage has been going on for years, but this will be the first time that voters will be able to weigh in, after a proposed ballot initiative received enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
ASCCA President Defends the Rights of Automotive Repair Shops and Their Customers at Joint Legislative Hearing
SACRAMENTO – ASCCA President testifies at Joint Legislative Committee that Consumers should have the right to choose where they have their car repaired
Our industry has seen revolutionary changes before, such as the development of on-board diagnostics in the 1980's. ASCCA was instrumental then in ensuring that the independent shop would have the same ability as the dealer to access and use OBD systems. With the advent of telematics we need to preserve that ability. Your voice, as part of our membership, will help ASCCA to make this technology change a positive one for your business.
Last year, Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1222, which created new tow truck regulations in an effort to curb “bandit towing,” a term used to describe instances in which cars are towed without the owner’s consent. Most often a result of unauthorized parking, owners are left wondering where their car went, and end up saddled with thousands of dollars in towing and storage fees.