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

Yearly Archives: 2018

ASCCA Announces New Program to Fund First-time Team Weekend Attendees

Have you ever wanted to attend an ASCCA Team Weekend? Ask almost any ASCCA leader what first ignited their passion for ASCCA, and chances are they’ll tell you it was the first time they attended Team Weekend. ASCCA Team Weekends allow ASCCA members to exchange ideas with fellow shop owners, network with industry vendors, and build camaraderie with other men and women passionate about automotive repair.  To help engage new Team Weekend attendees, ASCCA is excited to announce a new program allowing first-time Team Weekend attendees to apply for a FREE one-night hotel stay during Team Weekend! Will you join us at our next Team Weekend? Click here to download the brief application and, once completed, send it to the ASCCA office. The application will then be reviewed by ASCCA’s Chapter Representatives Committee ... read more

Automotive Service Councils of California Proudly Announces New Corporate Partnership with Dynamic Friction Company

Automotive Service Councils of California Proudly Announces New Corporate Partnership with Dynamic Friction Company

SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Service Councils of California is proud to announce its most recent corporate partnership with Dynamic Friction Company (DFC), whose mission is to deliver quality, innovation, and value in the automotive industry by manufacturing OE quality brake products for all foreign and domestic vehicles. DFC is the leading manufacturer of award-winning automotive braking systems. DFC maintains a massive inventory of brake parts for all domestic and foreign vehicle applications from 1930-present. Other products in its product line include brake rotors, brake pads, drums, brake shoes, hardware kits, and brake sensors. Click here to read the full press release

RepairPal Webinar: Turning Search Engine Optimization (SEO) into New Business

Hosts: AutoShop Solutions' Margaret Palango and RepairPal's Jill Trotta Tuesday, August 21st, 10-10:45am Pacific time Getting new customers isn't easy. Learn how a powerful SEO program can take your shop's website traffic to the next level. SEO can help generate more customers and more income, and in this webinar, you will learn directly from the experts in repair shop marketing.…/register/b90da165ab2a7a2c4ac87b605f06faf5

Connected Car Committee Quarterly Digest for ASCCA Membership Issue #02 - 2018

There’s lots more to share about Connected Cars since our first digest at the beginning of this year!  In this issue you’ll find news and highlights to keep you informed about the pace of technology, business, and industry preparedness. The Committee is most proud to host our first CONNECTED CAR TRAINING at the upcoming ASCCA September Team Weekend, packed with information about these topics and whatever questions fellow members may bring.  We look forward to seeing you in San Diego! Carolyn Coquillette Committee Chair Latest NewsAutonomous Crashes A fatal collision between an autonomous Uber vehicle and a pedestrian in Arizona has changed the timeline for autonomous vehicle (AV) introduction and adoption.  Arizona and other areas have pulled back on allowing testing AV testing on public roads and Uber has stopped all use of their AV fleet, has pulled its vehicle out of Arizona, and has suspended testing in other metro ... read more

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  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

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