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August 20, 2018 - In This Issue:
Action Alert AB 2825 (Oppose unless Amended) 

Please call or contact your Senator TODAY and urge them to oppose AB 2825, unless amended.
AB 2825 treats auto repair shops as "debt collectors". Auto repair businesses are not "debt collectors", they are small businesses that service and repair vehicles for their customers. This bill is very complicated, far reaching and has many problems.
Communications with customers may subject YOU to strict liability, unnecessary fines, penalties and frivolous lawsuits.

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..

Cal-OSHA and Workplace Compliance Updates

ASCCA has launched a new Cal-OSHA and Workplace Compliance resources page for ASCCA members, with regular updates brought to you by David K. Fischer of California Employer's Services. Please be aware: These documents are general in nature and deal with various laws and regulations. They should not be considered as legal advice. It is recommended that you seek the advice of an attorney specializing in this area of the law.

Click here to access these updates.
Build the Future - Vocational Education Fundraiser & Career Fair
August 21, 2018 hosted by ASCCA Chapter 14

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.

217 E Club Center Dr.
San Bernardino, CA 92408

*NEW* If you would like to donate to support this event, click here.

Featured Remarkable Results Radio Podcast - ASCCA President Rocky Khamenian. Uniting The Industry's Great Divide!

Rocky Khamenian is the owner/operator of Bimmer & Benz Specialists in Costa Mesa, located in south Orange County. He is an active member of both Chapters 48 and 50 of the Automotive Service Councils of California and has served on the Board of Directors for both.

Throughout his 32-year career, Rocky has continually increased his education to maintain the highest possible level of professionalism. In 1982, Rocky received his diploma in Automobile Engineering in the United Kingdom. He later achieved the status of Master Technician through ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) and he has completed a wide variety of technical classes on the repair and maintenance of BMW and Mercedes Benz vehicles through WTI. He has also taken classes in Autologic and Eurodiagnostics to elevate his technical knowledge, and he's undergone various managerial courses through ESI and WTI. At the present time, he is in the process of being certified as a Bosch Master Technician.

September Team Weekend Special Events for All ASCCA Members

Friday: ASCCA Degree Program - A Student Education Pathway
1:00pm-4:00pm at  Cuyamaca College
You will learn how this exciting new degree program works and why this program presents a valuable opportunity for students.
Who Should Attend:
  • ASCCA Members
  • Educators from: San Diego Multi Regional High Schools & Colleges
  • Educators from: Colleges Outside of the San Diego Region
Saturday: Connected Cars Training
1:00pm-5:00pm at Cuyamaca College
  • Connected Cars Technology Update - Fred Gruner, NVIDIA
  • Demo of Bosch ADAS technology and calibration equipment - Neal Hoffman, Mitchell Int'l
  • SAE + NASTF Update - Craig Johnson, NASTF Board Member, and Rob Morrell, Head of Training, WORLDPAC
Q&A with ASCCA Connected Car Committee - Student participation encouraged!  

Connected Car Committee Digest - Issue #2

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!

ASCCA's August Partner of the Month: AutoZone

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.

Exclusive ESI Training Courses and All Proceeds Go to ASCCA!

We have an exciting offer for ASCCA Members!
ASCCA and ESi have partnered together to offer an exclusive classes where the entire registration fee will go directly to supporting the ASCCA!

Northern California Class
Building Trust and Sales with Digital Inspections

Saturday, September 15 | 9:00 - 4:30pm
Skyline College, 3300 College Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066

Click here for more info
Click here to register

Southern California Class
Managing People and Shop Communication.

Saturday, October 13 | 9:00 - 4:30pm
Modesti's Car Care Center, 12121 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Click here for more info
Click here to register

Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events 

August 21: Chapter 14, 18, 16 and 24 Meetings
August 23: Chapter 26 Meeting
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.

Registration Open for ASCCA's September Team Weekend, Sept. 7-9 

Join us in San Diego for the September Team Weekend. Registration is now open.

Friday & Saturday
Cuyamaca College Automotive Program
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway K-118
El Cajon, CA 92119

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego El Cajon
141 North Magnolia Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

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

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. 

Hosts: AutoShop Solutions' Margaret Palango and RepairPal's Jill Trotta

Tuesday, August 21st, 10-10:45am Pacific time

ASCCA Discussion Group on Facebook

The ASCCA has a group for member-to-member communication on Facebook. Join and start a conversation with other members today!

ASCCA 2018 Countertop Display Contest 

The second bonus point opportunity has begun. Even if you have already submitted an entry, you can do so again for another point.

Send in a photo of the 2018 Countertop Display to earn a point in the contest between NorCal and SoCal.

Send your photos and questions to Ryan at

ASCCA Member Exclusive Offer!

ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) Again to Bring You 
Special Course Offerings in 2017!
S eminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,795. ASCCA members pay only $995 per attendee!  

Thank you to our ASCCA Corporate Partners! 

1 Capitol Mall, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 810-4272

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