Southern California

CAWA event launches telematics whiteboard, doubles scholarship fundraising

Las Vegas—CAWA leadership, members, sponsors and supporters attended the association’s Annual Membership Dinner Meeting, themed, “Plug-in to the Autoparts Industry,” at the beginning of Industry Week in Las Vegas, Nov. 2, where they succeeded in doubling funds for its Memorial Scholarship Fund through a silent auction and raffle.

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Anaheim, Calif.—“Let’s face it — cars today just don’t break down,” said Ken Nelson, co-owner of Ambassador Automotive Service. “So to grow, a shop has to focus on scheduled maintenance, diagnostics, and great customer service.” Ken’s father,...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Montclair, Calif.—In 1902, the Drew family founded a carriage manufacturing company that has evolved over the years into a thriving automotive and industrial paint and supplies business serving Southern California’s Inland Empire and High Desert.  “My great grandfather...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
San Diego, Calif.—Even though the phone was already ringing when Debbie Wright bought an existing company, MOTEC Auto Care, just off Miramar Road in January 2013, her new business, like every new business, came with a fistful of challenges. “When I bought it, 70 percent of the total...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Rebranding and new services increases sales 30 percent and positions shop for future growth Corona, Calif.—Craig Wells, owner of Inland Auto Repair & Smog, said he decided about a year ago to rebrand his successful shop by emphasizing auto repair instead of smog checks, and to invest in...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
ASCAA and CAA advocate Jack Molodanof says industry must have strong voice to protect and promote interests Sacramento, Calif.—Having grown up in and around the business, California Autobody Association (CAA) and Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) Legislative Advocate and...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Rodney Pierini of CAWA was elected president of the Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations (ASAAA) at its annual conference, held in conjunction with AAPEX 2014 in Las Vegas. Pierini’s term begins Jan. 1. At the conference, Pierini presented outgoing ASAAA President Debbie Cook...
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 14:32
Robby Gordon and Guerlain Chicherit Return to Legendary Race on Toyo Tires   CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. and Race-Dezert have teamed up to bring off-road fans unique coverage of the 2015 Dakar® Rally.  For the first time ever Race-Dezert will have an independently...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sacramento, Calif.—CAWA’s government affairs team met with top Air Board leaders to discuss critical issues impacting the industry including telematics and keeping manufacturers honest in providing the same tools and information to the independent aftermarket that they provide to their...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
Encinitas, Calif.—It’s not a matter of “believing the hype” surrounding the 2015 F-150 or not; the simple reality is: collision shops that don’t invest in the tools and training to work on the bestselling truck in America won’t be able to, James Ashton, service...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sacramento, Calif.—The California Autobody Association (CAA), the nation’s largest state association dedicated to the collision repair industry, has launched a new website for its more than 1,000 members.  The new site can be found online at www.calautobody.com. David McClune, CAA...
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