ASCCA What You Need To Know February 6, 2017
New Lead-Acid Battery Fees Beginning April 1, 2017
Below is part of a notice sent by the Board of Equalization:
If you are a dealer/retailer, manufacturer, importer, or purchaser of lead-acid batteries for sale in California, you may be subject to the new lead-acid battery fees. The Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Act (Act) of 2016 (Health and Safety Code (HSC) section 25215) enacted by Assembly Bill (AB) 2153, imposes two new fees on lead-acid batteries, the type commonly found in vehicles.
Effective April 1, 2017, the Act imposes a $1.00 California battery fee on the purchase of a replacement lead-acid battery and a $1.00 manufacturer battery fee on the sale of a lead-acid battery to a dealer, wholesaler, distributor or other person in California. On April 1, 2022, the California battery fee will increase to $2.00 and the manufacturer battery fee will no longer be due. The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is responsible for the administration of these new fees in cooperation with the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).
Click here to read the rest of the notice
BAR-OIS Updated Language for PZEV VIR
Below is a link to a sample Smog Check Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) with updated language for Partial Zero Emission Vehicles - or PZEVs - that fail the inspection due to an emissions failure. This was discussed at our January meeting and the language goes live to all stations as of February 2.
Click here to view the sample report
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 Member Kristine Cesena featured in Ratchet+Wrench
ASCCA member and Auto Medics in San Mateo owner Kristine Cesena was featured in a recent article in Ratchet+Wrench.
Featured Remarkable Results Radio Podcast - ASE Roundtable
Everything you ever wanted to know about the ASE Test ... but were afraid to ask!
This episode gives you access and insight from a working technician (subject matter expert), a Director of Training and an ASE Test Administrator. Whether you're ASE-certified or looking to start your certification testing, you'll learn a lot about every aspect of the tests. This is a very powerful look inside the ASE tests that will open your eyes as to what it takes to create the tests and administer them.
ASCCA's January Member of the Month - Maylan Newton
Maylan Newton
The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Maylan Newton of Educational Seminars Institute as the ASCCA Member of the Month for January 2017. Each month, an ASCCA member is recognized for going above and beyond to support ASCCA's Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.
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.
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
February 7: Chapter  Meeting
February 8: Chapter 42 Meeting
February 9: Chapters 6 and 2Meetings

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


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
New Lead-Acid Battery Fees
BAR-OIS Updated
ASCCA's Legislative Fly-In
Ratchet+Wrench Article
Remarkable Results Radio Podcast
Member of the Month


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