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Yearly Archives: 2018

Vendor Spotlight: Mackenzie Merz

Vendor Spotlight: Mackenzie Merz

Mackenzie Merz Spotlight date: March, 2018 The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Mackenzie Merz of Castrol as ASCCA’s March Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, and the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Castrol has been a Corporate Partner since 2017. They are an innovative company that markets high-performance engine oils and business-building programs directly to independent workshop owners. For over 23 years, Castrol has been the only major marketer to manufacture its own premium, custom-made additives for its leading passenger car motor oils. When asked how her partnership with ASCCA has be ... read more

ASCCA California Independent - Winter 2018 Issue Available Now!

ASCCA California Independent - Winter 2018 Issue Available Now!

The Winter 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 Connected Car Committee Quarterly Digest BAR BAG Report Click here to read the magazine online

Legislative Bill Report - February 20, 2018

The State Legislative Bill Report details various bills that ASCCA is tracking. If you have any questions please contact ASCCA at [email protected]   Bill Report February 20, 2018  

Vendor Spotlight: John Hartman

Vendor Spotlight: John Hartman

John Hartman Spotlight date:February, 2018 The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected John Hartman of NAPA AutoCare as ASCCA’s February Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, and the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. NAPA AutoCare has been a Corporate Partner since 2017. They focus on an integrated banner program that unites everything an independent repair business needs to prosper. NAPA AutoCare has grown to over 16,000-plus independently owned and nationally recognized automotive, collision, and truck service centers, making it the largest single aftermarket repair network in the country. When asked how his partnership with ASCCA has benefited ... read more

ASCCA establishes the new Connected Car Committee

Committee's first official meeting was August 1st 2017 Committee Mission Statement and Objectives Current membership includes: Carolyn Coquillette, Chair David Kusa Craig Johnson Niko Sougias Pat Cadam Rocky Khamenian Committee meets monthly. Members are also involved with NASTF, SAE, CAWA, Auto Care Association, Auto Service Association

Connected Car Committee Quarterly Digest for ASCCA Membership Issue #01 - Q1 2018

The automotive aftermarket faces many changes and challenges surrounding autonomous and connected vehicles. Most of these challenges center on data. Who owns the data? Who can access the data? Who is responsible for the privacy and security of the data? It is important that the Aftermarket be involved in the planning and development process with vehicle OEMs and government regulators, on state and national levels. We need to make sure that our customers and our businesses are not locked out of the information access process. We need to avoid another protracted Right to Repair battle. Vehicle security is also a major concern. The OEMs incorporate high levels of security to prevent data loss and hacking. One of the true access points for possible malicious activity will be at our shops, when the vehicle is vulnerable during repairs. We need to know how to secure our shop networks and the tooling necessary to prevent this. Lastly, the traditional service opportunities on current vehicl ... read more

autotext.me is Dead!

autotext.me is Dead!

Dallas, TX – autotext.me is DEAD! “autotext.me has outgrown our name. We killed it because itno longer symbolizes who we are; we are now autoflow,” explains Chris Cloutier, the company’s founder and co-owner of Golden Rule Auto Care in Rowlett, Texas. “And, now with the release of our new digital work order, shops can further automate their workflow and go paperless in their bays.” Autoflow’s new digital work order enables technicians to clock in and out of jobs and provides reporting that captures technician efficiency. Pictures, notes, and videos can be attached, and reports may be sent to customers via print, text, or email. Read more

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