Northern California

Model focuses on training and tools

In-house parts inventory and nameplate specialization is Model business plan

Berkeley, Calif.—Model Garage Owner Don Worth said with five techs and six bays if you don’t have the parts you can end up spending a lot of time moving cars around. To that point, Model Garage has an in-house parts department with common filters, hoses, and belts. Having basic service parts on hand helps limit wasting time playing on-the-lift, off-the-lift games, Worth said.

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Sacramento, Calif.—Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) held its Team Weekend, Sept. 26-28, at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall. Although elections of new board of directors were at the top of the agenda, the talk surrounded the outcome of the 2014...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Regulators applaud SCADA advocacy of industry and its benefits Napa, Calif.—More than 100 members of the State of California Automotive Dismantlers Association (SCADA) gathered at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa for their annual convention and trade show, Sept. 11-13.   There...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Fremont, Calif.—The California School for the Deaf (CSD) sees career and technical education as a key element in the education process. “We have a specific list of expected learning results. One of these is students will achieve both academic and career goals,” Fremont Director of...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Oakland, Calif.—AB&I Foundry recycles common automotive parts by melting them down and manufacturing new parts from old, Vice President of Recycled Materials and third generation team member James “Ted” Ray said. Founded in 1906, AB&I has seen world wars and a new...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
SCADA presented its SCADA’s Recycler of the Year award to Ed Mason, owner of Bauer’s Auto Wrecking in Fresno, at the association’s annual convention at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. Attendees included members, the San Diego County Auto Recyclers Association, the Northern...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Sacramento, Calif.— Knowledge and turnaround are what sets Power Brake Sales apart, Co-owner and General Manager Sandra Galvin-Standley said. “Between my dad, my sister, and myself, we have more than 120 years experience with car, light, medium, and heavy-duty truck, as well as Ag,...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Santa Cruz, Calif.—With a history that spans more than 50 years, Kraft’s Body Shop built its future one customer at a time, second-generation Owner and General Manager Todd Kraft said. “We’ve served several generations of families in Santa Cruz because we want customers for...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Mountain View, Calif.—When it comes to maintaining a proper ride and diagnosing the most common problems associated with it, your tires are where the rubber meets the road. Joe Silva, owner and operator of Custom Alignment, explains that the No. 1 problem and indicator of ride control issues...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Berkeley, Calif.—Online data, I-CAR courses, manufacturer courses, third-party evaluations, direct business coaching, and 20 Groups are all resources independents need to be taking advantage of, California Color Source Owner Greg Decker said. “Owners need to participate, train, and...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Monterey, Calif.—Each year during the second week of August, tens of thousands of automotive collectors, vintage racers, and enthusiasts from around the world descend on the Monterey Peninsula to attend Car Week. Art shows, movie premieres, auctions, cruises, car shows, and racing - if you...
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