Southern California

ASCCA awards banquet demonstrates a spirit of unity to more than 100 members

Irvine, Calif.—The more than 100 ASCCA members in attendance at this year’s ASCCA Summer Conference, June 27-28, at the Marriot in Irvine, demonstrated their support for one another in every aspect of auto repair shop ownership.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Tomoshige “Tomo” Mizutani is now president of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. in Cypress, the U.S. sales-subsidiary for the Toyo Tires brand. Mizutani will continue to serve as president of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc., also headquartered in Cypress as well as general manager of the Nitto...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Long Beach, Calif.—The 63,000-square-foot facility occupied by Quality Assured Collision Center was built in the 1940s, Owner Hiten Adhvaryu said, and was originally one of a long-defunct collision chain. “Before we moved in, we remodeled everything but tried to keep the old-school...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Redondo Beach, Calif.—Annual sales of $1.25 million and ROs averaging $640 are normal figures at Osborn’s Automotive, Owner Scott “Oz” Osborn said. And considering the shop has only three-bays in its 1,000-square-foot facility, with only three technicians and one service...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Pasadena, Calif.—Jerry Schwartz, parts manager at Thorson Isuzu, a division of Thorson Motor Center, is proud of the fact that his staff has more than 75 years of combined experience selling Isuzu truck parts. “My sales team, including Gabriel Guzman, wholesale parts manager, and parts...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Stil-Mor says consistent growth places it in the top percentile of SoCal auto repair businesses Glendale, Calif.—Like most businesses, Stil-Mor Automotive, founded by Chet and Margaret Stilabower in 1964, has had its ups and downs over the years. But increased driveline services and...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Irvine, Calif.—The Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) 2014 Summer Conference, June 27-29, at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, featured more management training tracks than ever and, new this year, technical training tracks. “The management tracks had a strong lineup of speakers...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Rancho Cordova, Calif.—The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) resumed its certification process of Data Acquisition Devices (DADs) in late May, after the BAR-OBD Inspection System (OIS) was placed on a freeze in late February, in order to implement necessary updates to the OIS...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:08
Long Beach, Calif. – July 19, 2014 – Formula DRIFT returned to Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA for Round 5: Throwdown. Darren McNamara in the Falken Tire Nissan S14 takes his first victory of the season. Round 5: Throwdown held at Evergreen Speedway showcased intense competition...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sacramento, Calif.—The California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) reports that new vehicle registrations have continued to improve during the first quarter of 2014 over 2013.  With an increase of 5.4 percent, California’s sales have slowed slightly, but still outpaced U.S. new...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
La Puente, Calif.—Javier Cerecer, owner of Performance Automotive, said he started in the automotive repair business as a smog technician in 1987 and worked at several shops before opening his own shop.  “I was a service writer, a manager, and a smog tech at other shops, including...
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