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Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) Proudly Announces Corporate Partnership with Facepay

Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) Proudly Announces Corporate Partnership with Facepay

SACRAMENTO, CA February 22, 2021 –  The Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) is proud to announce its most recent corporate partnership with Facepay Inc, whose Relational Payments platform enables businesses to increase profits by eliminating credit card processing (transaction) fees.   Facepay’s disruptive technology allows business owners to adopt a modern payment structure with a low-cost, fixed monthly subscription instead of paying 2.5% of their revenues to credit card processors.  On average, the Facepay model adds $25,000 to a shop’s bottom line each year.  “Facepay integrates directly into the shop’s regular email and text messaging process through their management system and their digital vehicle inspection tool,” said Dr. Mark A. Hale, Founder and CEO of Facepay. “This type of seamless integration is something that drove o ... read more

ASCCA Virtual Conference Call for Sessions

ASCCA is planning a 2021 Virtual Conference scheduled for Friday, May 14 – Saturday, May 15, 2021.  ASCCA is currently accepting session idea(s) using the link below.  The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm on February 8.    http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ehityig5kjyfu10i/start   Feel free to contact Gloria Peterson at [email protected] or (916) 607-2115 if you have any questions

January 2021 President's Message

January 2021 President's Message

Greetings ASCCA members and partners, We made it through 2020 and well into January 2021! We have all learned to be more resourceful and innovative managing our businesses. Challenging times do tend to make us stronger. However, many of us have lost family, friends and co-workers to the Covid-19 virus and are trying to deal with devastating losses. Together we will get through this pandemic. However, we will be changed because of the experience.   Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic ASCCA has helped to provide crucial resources, information, and contacts to move our businesses forward and survive this difficult time. It has also been helpful to network with other shop owners. I have found the support, feedback and insight to be extremely valuable in remaining creative and positive. Although Covid-19 has been extremely negative in many ways, it has only further solidified my dedication to ASCCA’s members and partners. ASCCA’s  ... read more

PAVE Training January 8-10, 2021

PAVE Training January 8-10, 2021

In 2020, most in-person automotive training events were cancelled or postponed. We missed priceless connections. We missed valuable training opportunities. Most importantly, we missed you! In response, 14 leading automotive industry organizations from across the U.S. have joined together to provide this ultimate training event for automotive professionals. Don’t miss this ultimate training event. Register now

CarmCast 082: The Power of Joining Together – PAVE Training

PAVE (Professional Automotive Virtual Education) Training is set for January 8 -10, 2021. Join us as we meet the many people that helped create this unified aftermarket training event. Let’s talk about it on this CarmCast. The Power of Joining Together. Co-hosted by ‘G’ Truglia from TST

Governor Newsom announces tax relief and grants now available to business owners

BAR Stakeholders –   California Governor Gavin Newsom has authorized new tax relief and grants to businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. The Bureau of Automotive Repair is encouraging licensees to determine their eligibility for relief, which includes the following: Tax Relief for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 The Governor will direct the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration to do the following: Provide an automatic three-month extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax on the return and extend the availability of existing interest and penalty free payment agreements to companies (with up to $5 million in taxable sales). Broaden opportunities for more businesses to enter into interest-free payment arrangements. Expand interest-free payment options for larger businesses particularly affected by significant restrictions on operations based on COVID-19 transmissions. $500 Million for New COVID Relief ... read more

New California Laws for 2021

Every year, hundreds of new laws are enacted that impact California automotive repair dealers. Below is a brief summary of key measures that take effect January 1, 2021, unless otherwise noted. Click here to view

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Top 10 Laws that Repair Shops Should Know But Don't

From Aftermarket Matters July 1, 2020 Jack Molodanof, ASCCA legislative advocate, shares state laws that have potential to create issues and concerns for California shop owners if they are unaware of them1) Employee Abandoned Tools. Auto repair shops have certain legal responsibilities and obligations regarding the abandoned tools left by an employee. Employers need to protect themselves from future liability if the employee demands return of his/her tools.  Generally, under California Civil code sections 2080 -2080.10, if owner has not claimed the property, the person saving the property shall within a reasonable time turn property over to the police department of the city or county, or the sheriff’s department. 2) Recording Telephone Calls.  Auto repair shops cannot recor ... read more

Join the 2021 ASCCA Board of Directors

The ASCCA is pleased to call for nominations for the 7 seats open for the 2021 Board of Directors. Participation on the ASCCA Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for automotive repair professionals to help guide the state's largest organization of independent auto shop owners in shaping the future of the industry and building a stronger industry. Board participation is a chance to grow personally and professionally, and to develop skills, experience and connections with a team of other passionate and motivated professionals.  Applications are due on or before close of business August 2.  Click here for the nomination application

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