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Press Release - March 21st, 2016

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.

Chapter 24 Discusses Minimum Wage, Other Legislative Priorities with State Lawmaker

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.

Telematics: The Connected Car - How Will it Impact Your Business?

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.

Understanding New Tow Truck Regulations, and what it means for Auto Shops

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.