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Chapter 5 president Darren Gilbert thanked Bolt On Technology for hosting the event.
Pasadena, Calif.— A “blow the motor” contest that involved two beater cars seeing how long it took to blow their motors running with no oil in them was one of the highlights of ASCCA Foothill Chapter 5’s annual shop night and vendor fair, held at Tim Chakarian’s Bimmer PhD Motorsports shop. (A...
Tire’s Warehouse has opened a 122,000-square-foot distribution center in Fresno.
Tire’s Warehouse Inc. (TWI) opened a new 122,000-square-foot distribution center in Fresno in early July, bridging the gap between TWI’s Southern and Northern California branches. It is the company’s eighth warehouse and brings its total distribution center square footage to more than 700,000. “The...
From left: The front office staff, Patrick Howard, owner, Barbara Hunt, office manager, and Rob Soto, sales manager, give every car a full 39-point inspection.
Brea, Calif.—Before Patrick Howard took over the reins of Star Auto Service in February,the full-service shop, which opened in 1987, had always been price-focused instead of value-focused.   That quickly changed. “I immediately changed the business model from being car count-oriented to focusing on...
From left: The counter sales professionals including owner Maurice Rozo, Eric Morales and Dan Ricketts, say doing the job the right way is the main key to having repeat customers.
Burbank, Calif.—Off Road Unlimited (ORU) is on track have its best year yet, said its owner, Maurice Rozo. “The light truck and four-wheel-drive market has grown steadily for the past decade, and we’ve grown as well,” he said of the light truck and 4WD manufacturer, retailer, and installer, which...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California green vehicle market continues to experience growth throughout the state, especially with increasing electric vehicles sales which now make up 3.1 percent of total new vehicle sales year to date, an increase from 2.4 percent this time last year. However, according to...
The California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) has scheduled “Area Meetings” in Burbank, Sacramento, Dublin, and Anaheim. Dinner is free and meetings are open to sales reps, management, and ownership of tire retailers and related vendors. “Through the generous support of sponsors such as 1-...
CAWA will hold its annual gala dinner the Sunday night before AAPEX/SEMA in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 28, 2018. The event, to be held at Caesar’s Palace,  is exclusively sponsored by Motorcar Parts of America. This sponsorship allows CAWA to devote all the proceeds from the gala to its...
Sacramento, CA – August 21, 2018 -- CAWA Chair of the Board, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, has appointed Bill Meyer of MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Technology to the Association’s Manufacturers’ Advisory Council (MAC). When Chair Gosnell announced Mr. Meyer’s appointment he commented: “ Bill has been...
ASCCA is hosting a Build the Future vocational education fundraiser and career fair on August 21, from 6-9pm. Click here to register.
From left: Mort Schwartz, past CAWA chairman, and Greg Livingston, of All Trade Tools, present CAWA scholarships to Naomi Rivas, Christina Schneider, Stephanie Garcia, Ernesto Candelario, Michael Ni, who are five of the 14 recipients.
Newport Beach, Calif.—CAWA has announced the recipients of its 2018 scholarship awards. CAWA provided $11,750 in scholarships this year to 15 individuals of which 10 students also received a $500 Powerbuilt certificate donated by All Trade Tools. “Once again, CAWA is proud to assist these young...

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