Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

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Obtaining Your Vehicle Security Credential (VSC) & Becoming a Vehicle Security Professional (VSP): Five Things Every ASCCA Member Should Know

Published: August 6, 2018 Locksmith Identification has been changed to VSC which means Vehicle Security Credentials to better represent what automotive repair professionals do. A person that holds a VSC is called a Vehicle Security Professional (VSP). Over the past few weeks, there have been important updates regarding the Vehicle Security Credentials registry that ASCCA shop owner members should be aware of. Background NASTF’s VSC registry was created as the result of a 2014 agreement between automakers, the independent repair, insurance and law enforcement communities to allow aftermarket access to the security information needed to diagnose and repair vehicles with advanced technological systems, so that consumers have a choice of whom they’d like to service their vehicle. Who should register as a VSP Any independent shop owner who regularly needs to access security sensitive information related to automobiles, incl ... read more

Partner Spotlight: AutoZone

Partner Spotlight: AutoZone

AutoZoneSpotlight date: August, 2018 The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected AutoZone as ASCCA’s August Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their outstanding support of ASCCA, its members, the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to going above and beyond to support ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. AutoZone is the largest automotive parts, services, and accessories provider in the United States. They provide 800,000+ products in 70 automotive categories through our 6,000+ company-owned locations. When asked how AutoZone’s partnership with ASCCA has benefited their business, Jim Gray, National Business Development Manager for AutoZone replied, “Since partnering with ASCCA in 2013, our team of professionals have benefitted by collaborating with members on the latest changes in o ... read more

San Diego Chapter of the Automotive Service Councils of California Announces New Automotive Degree at Cuyamaca College

SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) is proud to partner with its San Diego Chapter to host an informational session and officially launch its new Associate of Science automotive technology degree program September 7, 2018 at Cuyamaca College. All ASCCA members, high school, and college automotive educators are encouraged to attend this special event to learn how this new degree program will address the critical technician shortage facing independent repair shops, and how it can serve as a model for other California community colleges. “ASCCA’s Core Purpose is ‘to elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice,’ and that includes future automotive professionals,” said ASCCA President Rocky Khamenian. “Thanks to the years of leadership and hard work of ASCCA’s Chapter 24, this program establishes an educational foundation for the next generation of automotive professionals who will lead our i ... read more

Chapter 14 - Build the Future Event Happening on August 21, 2018

Chapter 14 - Build the Future Event Happening on August 21, 2018

Build the Future - Vocational Education Fundraiser & Career Fair Help us develop the leaders of tomorrow On August 21st, 2018 Automotive Service Councils of California Chapter 14 will join with Rim Educational Foundation and Lake Arrowhead Mountain Sunrise Rotary to host a career fair and fundraiser for vocational education and the Rim of the World High School’s Auto Shop Program. More information about this FREE event and registration can be found at www.buildthefuture-event.com.  CLUB CENTER 217 E Club Center Dr. San Bernardino, CA 92408 August 21, 2018 6-9pm Note: No one under 18 will be admitted without a chaperone. CLICK HERE TO REGISTERSupport this event - donate here:  ... read more

TWO Special Events Happening at the ASCCA September Team Weekend

TWO Special Events Happening at the ASCCA September Team Weekend

September 7 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM  ASCCA Degree Program – A Student Education Pathway AGENDA/FLYER (Tentative)Click here to download     September 8 - 1:00PM - 5:00PM  Connected Cars Training AGENDA/FLYER (Tentative)Click here to download  

AB 2825 Will Force Body Shops to Become Debt Collectors

If Assembly Bill 2825 (authored by Assembly member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr., Los Angeles) passes, auto repair shops, including collision repairers, will turn into debt collectors---a job that they're not suited for, according to Jack Molodanof, head lobbyist for the California Autobody Association. Originally written to deal with towing companies, AB 2825 was amended on June 18 to include any company that repairs vehicles.   The Automotive Service Councils of California and the California Automotive Business Coalition also oppose the bill. Supporters include Consumers Union, the California Low-Income Consumer Coalition, the California Immigrant Policy Center, the East Bay Community Law Center, the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children.  According to a legislative analysis of AB 2825, debt tied to vehicle towing, repairs or storage had been exempt from ... read more

Partner Spotlight: Armstrong & Associates

Partner Spotlight: Armstrong & Associates

Armstrong & AssociatesSpotlight date: July, 2018 The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Armstrong & Associates as ASCCA’s July Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their outstanding support of ASCCA, its members, the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to going above and beyond to support ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Armstrong & Associates is an insurance service company who provides their customers with the highest quality safety information and loss control services. Not only do they offer top tier vehicle insurance, but they also provide their clients with life, health, and business insurance. With a highly accredited training regiment, their emp ... read more

Automotive Service Councils of California Treasurer John Villa Honored During California Small Business Day

Automotive Service Councils of California Treasurer John Villa Honored During California Small Business Day

SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Service Councils of California is proud to announce that Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-35) has named ASCCA Treasurer John Villa, of Villa Automotive, the 35th Assembly District’s Small Business of the Year. Every year, the California Small Business Association hosts California Small Business Day, an event that brings 120 small businesses from across the state who have been honored by their state legislator to Sacramento. Each honoree is recognized on the floor of the State Assembly or State Senate and later attends a luncheon with the legislator who selected them. “I was proud to recognize Villa Automotive & Autobody today in Sacramento as the Small Business of the Year for Assembly District 35. Villa Automotive embodies the small business culture of the Central Coast,” said Assemblyman Cunningham in a Facebook post. “Their business is consistently recognized as one the best on the Central Coast and owners John and Dian ... read more

ASCCA California Independent - Spring 2018 Issue Available Now!

ASCCA California Independent - Spring 2018 Issue Available Now!

The Spring 2018 issue of ASCCA's quarterly magazine, The California Independent is out for your viewing pleasure! Feel free to share the link with your colleagues or anyone you think might be interested in ASCCA. Contents Include: President’s Message Legislative Report Team Weekend Recap Legislative Day Recap BAR BAG Report 2018 Countertop Display Contest Click here to read the magazine online

Vendor Spotlight: Nick Bagley

Vendor Spotlight: Nick Bagley

Nick Bagley Spotlight date: June, 2018 The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Motul as ASCCA’s June Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their outstanding support of ASCCA, its members, the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to going above and beyond to support ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Motul has been a Corporate Partner since 2017. They are a world-class French company specializing in the formulation, production, and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants for two-wheelers, cars, and, other vehicles as well as lubricants for industry via its Motultech activity When asked how Motul’s partnership with ASCCA has benefited Motul, Nick Bagley, National Sales Manager for Motul repli ... read more

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