ASCCA What You Need To Know April 03, 2017
Jason Simms and Argonaut Garage featured in Ratchet+Wench
ASCCA member shop Argonaut Garage in Berkeley, owned by Jason Simms was featured in a Ratchet+Wrench article recently.
The San Francisco Bay Area is notorious for its microclimates. In fact, the area features several varieties of climates within just a few miles of each other. 
Jason Simms knows, all too well, how things can turn from hot to cold in a hurry in that region.  
Less than a year ago, conditions seemed favorable at Simms' original auto shop, Kensington Service Station, a tiny, three-bay facility in the affluent, unincorporated community of Kensington, Calif., located in the Berkeley Hills. Slowly but surely, that business had garnered a loyal customer base, which led to consistent, three-week waits for scheduled work.
Featured Remarkable Results Radio Podcast - ASCCA Member Margie van Lierop
Margie van Lierop is the CEO and Founder of Beach Cities Garage in Laguna Hills, CA. She is an unlikely shop owner with a background in media sales and marketing, working for CBS or ABC affiliates for fifteen years.
New ACA Teleforum: Trump Administration's Impact on the Auto Care Industry - April 7
This week, the ACA's Manufacturers' Representatives community will host its 14th Teleforum, "Trump Administration's Impact on the Auto Care Industry." This Teleforum will be moderated by our own Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, and will feature industry panelists: Tom Knoblauch, vice president - general counsel, Dorman Products; Rodney Pierini, president and CEO, CAWA; and Ray Pohlman, vice president - government and community relations, AutoZone. The panelists will be discussing how the new administration may view issues facing our industry. This discussion will highlight several key issues that our Government Affairs Committee works on every day.  
Please plan on listening in on this discussion on  Friday, April 7 , or if you can't call in, register and you'll receive the recording.
NASTF Hits the Road to Great Techs - April 24 in New Orleans
"The Road to GREAT Technicians: Let's Get Started" is the featured topic of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Spring 2017 General Meeting, 1:00-4:00 pm (Central), Monday, April 24, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. "Over the last year, the industry has elevated the discussion around the shortage of qualified technicians," notes Chris Chesney, Sr. Director of Customer Training for the CARQUEST Technical Institute. "Currently, many separate and independent efforts are underway but are not part of an organized, well-structured plan that will effectively serve the industry moving forward. This NASTF discussion will begin our journey on the road to great technicians."
The entire afternoon meeting will be webcast by iATN from and will be recorded for future viewing from the NASTF YouTube page, .
Automotive Aftermarket Industry 2017 Legislative Fly-In
On April 25, 2017, join the Automotive Aftermarket Industry For A Day at the Capitol!
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry is joining together for a Legislative Fly-In! Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with othersin the industry.  Please don't delay, space is limited! Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Past speakers have included: Chief, Bureau of Automotive Repair; Governor's Small BusinessAdvocate; Governor's Economic Adviser; Chair, Select Committee on Career Technical Education & Workforce Development; Author AB2289 (Smog Check); Chair, Senate Transportation & Housing Committee.

Click here to read more and register
ASCCA Special Offer: Get Upwards of 700% ROI with Mudlick Mail
Take advantage of huge discounts, exclusive to automotive service members of ASCCA. Mudlick Mail is helping automotive shop owners get upwards of 700% or greater Return on Investment (ROI). See actual case studies and ROI analysis.
AESWave Special Promotional Offer - Extended to 5/1/17
Due to popular demand the Pico NVH kits are on backorder.
AESWave hopes to resume shipments on May 1st.
Therefore, AESwave would like to extend the deadline for the special discount until May 1st.
AESWave is offering a special discount to ASCCA Members on their diagnostic tools that includes:
4-channel PicoScope Starter Diagnostic Kit (Foam)  (retail price $1,705.00) &
Pico 3 axis NVH Accelerometer Kit with Microphone in Foam 
(retail price $819.00)
Promotional price $1,800
You save - $724!
* This is a pre-order and the sale price is contingent on a minimum of six members participating in the promotional offer before 5/1/17
(Your payment will not be processed until six members have participated.)

 Click here for more information and to place your pre-order!
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
April 5: Chapter 5 Meeting
April 11: Chapter 16 Meeting
April 12: Chapter 42 Meeting
April 13: Chapters 6 and 25 Meetings
Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) in 2017 for Discounted Courses

Seminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,500. ASCCA members pay only $950 per attendee!


Click here to take advantage of this offer


iATN Discounts Available to ASCCA Members

The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is the world's first and largest online network of automotive service industry professionals. Since 1995, iATN has been providing outstanding service industry resources to members worldwide. ASCCA members can enjoy a $9-per-month discount off of the regular price of iATN Business+ premium membership, at $45-per-month.  This membership provides your shop with up to 5 premium access accounts.

Link to iATN's website


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In This Issue
Remarkable Results Radio Podcast
New ACA Teleforum
ASCCA's Legislative Fly-In
Mudlick Mail Offer


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