Northern California

Sacramento, Calif.—The unprecedented growth of California’s new vehicle market between the years 2009 and 2016 was robust and record-setting. For seven consecutive years, registrations not only increased, but also doubled, from 1.04 million to 2.09 million. “After years of steady growth, a level...
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Autologic Diagnostics announced the appointment of San Franciso-based sales professional Ossie Holt. Before joining Autologic, Holt was a sales representative at RepairPal, which certifies independent repair shops nationwide to ensure best practices in terms of training, tools,...
Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Quarto discusses how the role of mobile A/C systems has changed and means more service opportunities for MACS members.
Anaheim, Calif.—Amid a historic, record-breaking rainstorm, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) 2017 Training Event and Trade Show “made a splash” in Anaheim, Calif., with a large turnout of attendees after a long drought of having the annual event in California. “It was a splashing success...
Co-owner and vice president, Mike Passof, of B&J Body Shop, works hard to grow the business in the Sacramento area, with its main location in Rancho Cordova and a smaller feeder facility in Folsom.
Rancho Cordova, Calif.—Mike Passof, the owner of B&J Body Shop Inc., knew that whatever career he was going to pursue, it wasn’t going to include wearing a suit to work every day. So, when he initially began researching the collision repair industry back in the early 1990s, he liked what he saw...
Givan Bzuni, owner of three-location All Access Automotive, offers a variety of wheels and tires on display in the showroom at the main Fresno location.
Fresno, Calif.—Givan Bznuni, owner of All Access Automotive, said he opened his first small garage shop at the worst possible time — June 2007 — but his love of cars and passion for working on them made it succeed. “I have been intrigued by cars all of my life,” Bznuni said. “During high school,...
Dorsey Porter joins GMP Cars as a Lamborghini Master Technician.
ASCCA’s Automotive Aftermarket Industry Legislative Fly-In will be Tuesday, April 25, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Capitol Event Center, Sacramento. It will feature legislative appointments, guest speakers, industry exposure and legislative/regulatory updates. Visit ASCCA.com for more information. GMP...
Owner/GM Julio Castillo is always looking for better tools, equipment and repair techniques to fix approximately 70 cars monthly.
San Francisco—A skilled musician who once had a popular Bay Area salsa band, Julio Castillo plays all the right chords as the owner of Emerald City Auto Body in San Francisco. A 45-year veteran of the collision repair industry, Castillo opened his doors in 1972 with his partner, Bruce Davis, and no...
Fresno, Calif.—Medco differentiates its PBE supply and mechanical tool and equipment distribution company with market knowledge, value-added services and on-time delivery, said Todd D’Angelo, vice president U.S. sales for the PBE division, serving traditional jobbers, auto parts stores, and mobile...
Bonnie Estes (left) runs the show at Vanguard Automotive Repair with her daughter, Shelby Clark, who helps out on occasion.
San Rafael Calif.—After a disruptive divorce that left her with sole ownership of the business, Bonnie Estes built Vanguard Automotive back up from challenging circumstances to become the No. 1 Women Owned Automotive Repair Company in Marin County. Within just two years, she was able to make a...
Novato, CA (January 25, 2017) - Proudly servicing the finest cars of Northern California, GMP Cars is the only luxury automotive boutique in the Bay Area. GMP Cars is pleased to announce its recent expansion of in-house services, which now includes mechanical servicing options for Lamborghini...

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