Southern California

SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Service Councils of California is proud to announce that Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-35) has named ASCCA Treasurer John Villa, of Villa Automotive, the 35th Assembly District’s Small Business of the Year. Every year, the California Small Business Association hosts...
The front office team at Fix Auto Anaheim North includes David Caulfield, owner, David’s daughter and Customer Care Manager Brittany Caulfield, and Customer Hostess Stephanie Dolan (seated).
Anaheim, Calif.—Fix Auto Anaheim North opened the doors of its 20,350-square-foot specialized collision services center just four months ago, after a two-year, $1.6 million complete remodel of the Anaheim landmark building, built in 1918, and it’s already changing the way people see a body shop...
From left: Certified Service Center Owners Andy Massoll, Farmington Garage, Auto Wares customer; John Gustafson, Gustafson Brothers, Warren Distributing customer; and Kameron Butcher, Lynn Wood Service Centers, ASAP customer, take part in a panel discussion.
California’s public utilities commission has approved $738 million in spending by the state’s public utilities to coax more consumers to use electric vehicles. The money will be used to fund programs to build publicly accessible fast-charge facilities, expand charging networks for trucks and buses...
From left: The staff at family-owned Tokyo Automotive repair includes Tatsu Tsuchida, vice president of operations, Jasper Taunt, service writer, Aki Tsuchida, president and co-founder, Kimi Tsuchida, Tatsu’s mother and bookkeeper, and Arturo Dieguez, technician.
Placentia, Calif.— Akio “Aki” Tsuchida, president and co-founder of Tokyo Automotive Repair, with locations in Buena Park and Placentia, is the epitome of the American Dream, said his son. “Dad’s been working on Toyotas since high school where he attended Jidosha Seibikunrensha (which literally...
Some of the new requirements to Prop 65 include a warning symbol with distinct specifications for products that have potential health risks to users.
Sacramento, Calif.—On Aug. 31, California’s Prop 65 will be updated with regulations that will affect the automotive aftermarket supply chain, from manufacturers to distributors, to repair facilities and retailers. Businesses making and selling products in California that fail to comply with the...
From left: The GM-trained parts department staff includes Ruben Blanco Steve Johnson, Brian Braga, Jose Rosas, Doug Reeves and Ruben Lopez counterperson, who have hundreds of years of combined parts sales experience.
Ontario, Calif.— Doug Reeves and Steve Johnson have performed every job in the parts department, from driver to parts manager, throughout their long, established careers. They know the business. “The wholesale parts market is ultra-competitive,” said Reeves, parts manager at Mark Christopher Auto...
FootGolf is a fun, family-friendly game accessible to men, women and children of all ages. Played on a golf course, it has been described by some as "Golf meets soccer," as participants take turns kicking a regulation soccer ball from the tee and down the fairway, with the objective of getting the...
Miami, FL – National Auto Parts Warehouse Companies (NPW) announced that it has agreed to acquire the San Diego location of APW Knox-Seeman Warehouse, expanding NPW’s presence in southern California. The transaction is expected to close before the end of June. The San Diego location is the second...
Rick Larsen wholesales parts manager (in black) says he owes the success of his department to the hard work of his warehouse staff and counter parts sales representatives surrounding him.
Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel, which covers 22 acres, has been part a of the seaside community’s landscape for 45 years and has become one the largest Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Southern California. It is also back-to-back winners of the prestigious Best of the Best dealer...
The Navy is using the Envision Solar EV ARC to charge the Nikila NZT tactical electric vehicle
The California New Car Dealers Association announced that its members have donated more than $5 million dollars to a number of charities, including more than $4.5 million to California chapters of the American Red Cross. The distribution of funds comes from what was once the California Motor Car...

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