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Sacramento – June 6, 2019--CAWA, Representing the Automotive Parts Industry, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 scholarship awards. CAWA provided $14,500 in scholarships this year to fourteen individuals. “Once again, CAWA is proud to assist these young people in pursuing their...
When - 13 Jun 2019 Location - San Jose Giants Excite Ballpark, 588 E Alma Ave, San Jose  Registration Registration: Member and Non-Member Tire Dealers – $40.00 Registration: Member Vendors – $40.00 Registration: Non-Member Vendors – $75.00 Sponsorship – $250.00 Click Here to register.
The CAA is proud to announce that AB 755, a bill which would have increased the tire change fee from $1.75 to $3.25 per tire has died on the Assembly Floor. At the request of its sponsor, the bill was shelved on Wednesday, May 30th. The CAA and its allies have been working tirelessly to defeat the...
CAWA Chair of the Board, Dan Hanson, Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company, has appointed Tom Ogaz of the Parts Authority to the Board of Directors. When Chair Hanson announced the appointment he commented: “ We look forward to Tom’s participation and contributions that will assist the Association in...
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Two Paradise residents were presented vehicles to provide them reliable transportation by the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides following the wildfires that destroyed the region. Duane’s Body Shop, in Sacramento, and Fabian’s Collision Center, in Stockton, helped...
CAA/CalABC/ASCCA Lobbyist Jack Molodanof (left) and 2017 ASCCA Past State President David Kusa network at this year’s Legislative Day.
Sacramento Calif.— Every year in April, the Automotive Service Councils of California, California Automotive Business Coalition and California Autobody Association co-host Joint Automotive Aftermarket Industry Legislative Day to interact with their local politicians. It’s all about building...
The crew at Walnut Creek Honda averages eight years on the job, led by Parts Manager Lester Pamplona, far right.
Walnut Creek, Calif.—By keeping fewer products on his shelves without compromising availability and delivery, Parts Manager Lester Pamplona is leveraging his 18 years at Walnut Creek Honda to serve two masters — his own service department and his wholesale customers. Pamplona relies on Honda’s...
Manager Adam Pennington puts non-OEM parts through a rigorous qualifying process before integrating them into any repair.
Elk Grove, Calif.—Body Shop Manager Adam Pennington, 38, played football and baseball while in high school where he learned about teamwork and how to build a winning squad. He said he runs Elk Grove Toyota Collision Center just like a team with a crew that is well-trained and not reluctant to pass...
At their April 25 Area Meeting at Turbo Wholesale Tires in Irwindale, the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) introduced their new Board of Directors.  Billy Eordekian, President of 1-800EveryRim-OEM Wheels will serve as the CTDA President, and Chris Barry of the Independent Tire Dealer...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California new vehicle market is off to a solid start for 2019. While the market experiences a mild decline, new vehicle registrations are trending to exceed 1.9 million sales in 2019. According to the California Auto Outlook First Quarter 2019, market share for non-luxury SUV’...

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