ASCCA What You Need To Know January 3, 2017
ASCCA's California Independent is Out!
The Last Issue for 2016.
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The final 2016 issue of The California Independent, ASCCA's digital magazine, is out for your reading pleasure!
Enjoy articles like Dennis Montalbano's Outgoing President's Message, Team Weekend Recaps, New CA Laws for 2017, Acquiring & Retaining Your Best Customers, and more!
Feel free to share the link below with your colleagues or anyone you think might be interested in ASCCA.
Featured Remarkable Results Radio Podcast - Dave Kusa, ASCCA's New President
Dave Kusa, the new President of ASCCA and President of Autotrend Diagnostics in San Francisco, CA has been an area resident for more than 30 years. Dave became the owner in 2001, two years after he began working at the shop.
Dave has been in the auto repair industry for more than 20 years, and he holds two degrees in automotive technology from De Anza College in Cupertino. Today, he runs Autotrend Diagnostics alongside his wife, Judy, and daughters, Katie and Kristi.
ASCCA's December Member of the Month - Dennis Montalbano
The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Dennis Montalbano of German Auto Repair as the ASCCA Member of the Month for December 2016. 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.
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. 
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
January 3: Chapter 5 Meeting
January 10: Chapter 16 Meeting
January 11: Chapter 42 Meeting
January 12: Chapters 6 and 25 Meetings

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.
Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

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In This Issue
ASCCA's Office Will Be Closed January 2
Remarkable Results Radio Podcast
Member of the Month
Summary of New Windshield Regulations
Sample Tow Truck Acceptance Form/Checklist


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