ASCCA What You Need To Know December 19, 2016
ASCCA's Office Will Be Closed December 23 and 26

Summary of New Windshield Regulations.
The new BAR Windshield replacement regulations will take effect on January 1, 2017.  The regulations were passed in order to deal with problems associated with consumers injured in accidents (ejected through the vehicle windshield) due to improper installation.    

Sample Tow Truck Acceptance Form/Checklist
Click here for a revised sample Tow Truck Acceptance Form/Checklist based on passage of AB 2167. The law takes effect January 1, 2017. 

For more information on the new law see link to AB 2167. 
DFG Issuing the 2017 ASCCA Dues Rebate Check
Our friends and supporters at Digital Financial Group have been all over the state issuing the 2017 ASCCA Dues Rebate checks to members like future ASCCA President David Kusa of Autotrend Diagnostics.
Thanks to DFG for all they do for the ASCCA!!
What's A "Drive-By Lawsuit"?
"Drive-by" and "shakedown" are terms often used to describe lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disability Act. ADA lawsuits have been a problem across the country for decades, but in recent months we've seen a significant increase in lawsuits targeting small businesses. From California to Arizona to Texas to Florida, small business owners have been hit with expensive and often frivolous lawsuits, sometimes from plaintiffs who never even step foot in the business.

O'Reilly Auto Parts to Pay $9.86 Million in
Hazardous Waste Case
Stores Throughout the State Improperly Disposed of Used Oil and  other Hazardous Wastes

Woodland, CA - December 1, 2016 - Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, along  with 50 other California District Attorneys, announced today that Alameda County  Superior Court Judge Seligman has ordered the Missouri-based O'Reilly Auto Parts to  pay $9.86 million as part of a settlement of a civil environmental prosecution. The  District Attorneys alleged O'Reilly mishandled hazardous waste.
Featured Remarkable Results Radio Podcast - Tom Meyers
In 2009 Tom Meyers was selected as the NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year for the Chicagoland area, a first for a non-owner technician. He is an ASE Master Certified tech with the L1 Certification and works on everything from computer diagnostics and engine performance to engine installations and rebuilding differentials. In the past 40 years he has always focused on repair quality and the latest automotive technology. Meyers is shop foreman at Taylor's Auto Service in Chapin, SC. This interview is part of the podcast 'Technician Talk' Series. Episode 158. OCT 2016.
ASCCA 2017 Raffle Sponsored by AESWave
We are excited to announce an ASCCA raffle sponsored by AESWave!
The prize is a 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).
Tickets are $25, and the drawing will take place at a Team Weekend on February 25, 2017 (you do not need to be present to win).
Proceeds will benefit ASCCA & Your Local Chapters ($5 of every ticket sold will go to your local chapter).
ASCCA recently announced its newest corporate sponsorship with Shop-Ware Inc., an innovative company that delivers cutting-edge shop management software. The shop management software promotes business wellness and maximizes productivity by casting traditional best practices in paperless, cloud-based applications. Founder Carolyn Coquillette, an ASCCA member and owner of Luscious Garage in San Francisco, is assisted by Chip Keen, former owner of Hansville Repair and founder/developer of Garage Operator.
Check out their shop management software that meets cutting-edge web technology by visiting As a member benefit, all ASCCA members would receive their PRO plan at the SMS price for the first 6 months, saving you $900! Don't let this special offer pass you by.
AESWave Special Promotional Offer - Exclusively for ASCCA
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)

Note: This is the same package featured in the ASCCA raffle
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 2/28/17
(Your payment will not be processed until six members have participated.)

Click here for more information and to place your pre-order!
New ASCCA Member Benefit - HR 360
HR 360 is free to any member who wishes to use it.  The program is offered via CoreMark, our ASCCA endorsed health benefits provider. 
In order to access this free benefit, ASCCA members need to contact Mat Nabity directly:
Mat Nabity
Click here to view the flyer with more information.
Each One Reach One: ASCCA 2016 Membership Drive with Contest and Raffle!
As a member of ASCCA, you understand the importance of strength in numbers. It's what helps ASCCA achieve its core purpose of elevating and uniting automotive professionals, and giving them voice .
Each year, thousands of new bills are introduced in Sacramento, many of which will impact small business owners. Thanks in large part to members like you, we've helped forge important relationships with state policymakers, regulators, and other industry professionals. Leveraging these relationships, ASCCA has been able to weigh in on important legislative discussions in Sacramento that would directly affect your business and your bottom line. But we still need your help!
Click here to read the complete Each One Reach One flyer.
Visit the ASCCA Member Resources page for more information including talking points on recent ASCCA achievements  which can be used as a leave-behind for new member recruitment.
Office Depot Deals Available Exclusively to ASCCA Members
ASCCA has worked with Office Depot to secure pricing so good that it rivals Fortune 500 pricing on each and every item that you purchase. If you haven't already, contact  Bill Lewis , the ASCCA's Business Account Manager:
855.337.6811 x 16116
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
December 20: Chapters 18 and 14 Meetings
December 21: Chapter 48 Meeting
December 22: Chapter 26 Meeting

Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) Again in 2016 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


ASCCA Member Resources
Are you taking full advantage of your membership in the ASCCA? Check out our Member Resources page to see the many benefits of being a member.
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In This Issue
ASCCA's Office Will Be Closed December 23 and 26
Summary of New Windshield Regulations
Sample Tow Truck Acceptance Form/Checklist
DFG Issuing the 2017 ASCCA Dues Rebate Check
What's A "Drive-By Lawsuit"?
O'Reilly Auto Parts to Pay $9.86 Million
Remarkable Results Radio Podcast
2017 Raffle


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