Northern California

Rob Wright, of the California BAR, discusses the new Electronic Estimates and Authorization regulations.
Sacramento, Calif.—In what Jack Molodanof, lobbyist for ASCCA, CAA, and CalABC, called “great news,” the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) has adopted regulations allowing the use of modern technological means for work order authorizations for shops and customers to communicate and...
Brent and Jody Kniesel, third-generation owners, say established processes have led to increases in sales and staff.
Citrus Heights, Calif.—The accolades are numerous for Kniesel’s Auto Service Centers: the three-location MSO has won The Best of Citrus Heights nine years in a row, KCRA A-List, Sacramento City Voter A-List, Angie’s List Super Service Award, and has 1600-plus five-star reviews. “We have been...
General Manager Hector Jimenez and co-owners Kerrie and Erik Kohler
Sacramento, Calif.—Shop owners Kerrie and Erik Kohler embrace cutting-edge tools, equipment and products at Duane’s Body & Paint to repair an average 40 cars weekly. While other shops were still using solvent-based paint 11 years ago, Duane’s was spraying waterborne paint, and while others were...
The two graphs above show market shares for primary segments during the first nine months of 2015 and 2018.
Sacramento, Calif.—The California new vehicle market is expected to close out the year at elevated sales levels. While there is a slight decline from recent years, new vehicle sales will be at the fourth highest total during the past 11 years and 2018 sales will likely exceed 2009 levels by more...
Sacramento, California – December 18, 2018)CAWA is holding its winter leadership meetings in Napa California next month. Committee and business meetings, social events and guest presenters on contemporary automotive issues will round out the event. There will also be a YANG Regional Meet -Up in...
Photo courtesy of Joe Jacobson
SONOMA, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2018) – More than 300 Sonoma Valley children enjoyed a festive day under sunny skies at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday at the 14th annual “Race to the Holidays” Children’s Christmas Party. The raceway teamed up with the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) to...
Scott Brown (right) says a person that holds a VSC is now called a vehicle security professional.
El Cajon, Calif.—A report from the ASCCA Connected Cars Committee, comprised of ASCCA member shops and National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) board members, was part of the association’s first-ever Connected Cars training session at its recent Team Weekend. “Traditional service...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions has opened a branch office in Sacramento to better serve the businesses in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada. The newest branch is located at 1424 North Market Boulevard #70. “This region of California and Nevada has rapidly grown over the years, and...
From left: Service Writer Ally Clark, Technicians Trevor Parque and Gary Melton and Owner Don Tupper at Tri-Valley Auto Repair use autotext.me and Kukui to boost repairs throughout their shop.
Dublin, Calif. — Don Tupper, the owner of Tri-Valley Auto Repair, isn’t located in Silicon Valley, but many of his customers work there and that’s why he said he is constantly looking for new technology to do a better job. “I’m not afraid to try something and if doesn’t fit, I’m also not reluctant...
From left: Dan Hanson Jr., CAWA 2019 Chair of Board, Michael Rukov, secretary, and Jack Gosnell, immediate past chair, are sworn in as officers.
Las Vegas—At the CAWA 2018 annual dinner meeting, held in conjunction with Industry Week in Las Vegas, Dan Hanson Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company was installed as the association’s 2019 Chair of the Board. Other officers installed included: Vice – Chair Tom Seboldt of O’Reilly Auto Parts ;...

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