Southern California

California’s new vehicle market predicted to hit pre-recession sales

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 car sales growth of 2.7 percent this year.   

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sacramento, Calif.—The CAWA Manufacturer’s Advisory Council (MAC), representing the automotive parts industry, was formed to provide perspective to the association from the manufacturing segment of the auto care industry. The latest issues discussed include the impact of telematics in...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Marketplace evaluation and study of industry trends determines inventory Costa Mesa, Calif.— Hub Auto Supply, one of the oldest independent parts stores in Southern California, has survived and thrived over the years by continually adapting to its customers’ needs, Owner Brian Webb said...
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...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Los Angeles, Calif.— Ford Motor Company recently completed a study in a major Ford market area to determine how much impact an outside sales representative (OSR) can have on wholesale business, Anne Tran-Malone, Wholesale Zone Manager, West Market Area (L.A. Region), said. “I call on...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
San Diego—As shops around the country scramble to gear up to work on aluminum, All-American Paint & Body is already prepared with a dedicated aluminum “clean room” that has its own vacuum system and Miller and Car-O-Liner aluminum and brazing welders. Shop Manager Sebastian...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
RMR Wheels in Santa Fe Springs has added D.J. Megan Daniels to its list of RMR Girls. The blonde-haired bombshell has made her way around the world showing off her turntable skills at some of the most exclusive clubs and has been featured in multiple magazines and television. Richard Smallwood,...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Concentration on OE European parts allows for product expertise, deep inventories and installer technical assistance South San Francisco, Calif.—SSF’s dedicated focus on the sale of OE replacement and collision parts for European cars separates it from the competition, SSF CEO Thomas...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sacramento-Calif.—The Automotive Service Council of California (ASCCA) and the California Autobody Association (CAA) held their annual legislative day, May 30, at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The day kicked off with opening remarks by ASCCA Legislative Advocate Jack Molodanof, who...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sacramento, Calif.—The California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted its amendments to the state’s Truck and Bus Regulation providing flexible compliance options to owners of aging diesel fleets. The changes give additional regulatory flexibility to small fleets, lower use vehicles and...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Irvine, Calif.—The Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) will present its 2014 Summer Conference, June 27-29, at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, featuring expanded management training sessions and, new this year, technical training tracks, 2014 ASCCA president Mary Kemnitz said....
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