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John Hartman, of NAPA AutoCare San Diego, is the February ASCCA Partner of the month.
The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee has selected John Hartman of NAPA AutoCare San Diego as ASCCA’s February Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for its steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, the automotive repair industry, and commitment to ASCCA. “The success...
Greg Sunds (right) manages the Hemet location of 1st Certified Collision Centers, while Ron Villard oversees both the Hemet and San Bernardino shops.
Hemet, Calif.—At 7:35 a.m. each weekday, the entire staff of the Hemet location of 1st Certified Collision Centers meets to review, car by car, what is slated for completion that day. Shop manager Greg Sunds lists those vehicles on a dry erase board located in the production area. At 2 p.m., the...
From left: Salerno’s co-owners Mark and Robert Salerno, Office Manager Elaine Salerno, and Bailey, official customer greeter, work hard to maintain the shop’s five-star Yelp rating.
Redlands, Calif.—Salerno’s Automotive Servicenter is a full-service auto repair shop, founded by Robert Salerno, who has served the auto, truck, and RV repair needs of the Inland Empire community since 1966. “My dad worked at local dealerships, owned service stations, and leased and operated a...
Sacramento, Calif.—The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that JEGS Automotive Inc. will pay $1,700,500 to resolve violations of anti-pollution laws related to the sales and marketing of illegal aftermarket performance parts in California. The penalty is the largest in CARB history for...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California green vehicle market continues to experience increases year over year, particularly in the electric vehicle space where sales increased more than 30 percent in 2017 from 2016, making up 2.5 percent of total new vehicle sales for the year. However, according to the...
La Jolla, CA – The La Jolla Tour d’Elegance has been a remarkable addition over the years to the prestigious weekend experience at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance. In the early years of the event, the Tour started as a simple idea of having a road rally to showcase cars and the people that collect...
What:           BASF hosts exclusive Bentley Glasurit training                    When:          April and August 2018 Where:         BASF Training facilities Background: Bentley has released its training course schedule for Glasurit, the BASF refinish paint line that holds exclusive global...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California new vehicle market continues to change, with a shift to non-luxury SUV sales from small car sales. According to the California Auto Outlook Fourth Quarter 2017, market share for the two primary segments saw more than a 12 percent combined change from 2012 to 2017,...
POWAY, Calif. – Feb. 5, 2018 – Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s first Shop Management Workshop, April 26-28 in San Diego, California at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley. The training is designed for auto shop management software users who want to learn more advanced capabilities, shortcuts and...
Hollywood Hot Rods’ PPG-painted 1936 Packard Roadster took third in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition.
Cars and trucks painted with PPG products captured an array of prestigious awards at the recent SEMA Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, including two from Southern California shops. Hollywood Hot Rods, in Burbank, took third in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition with a 1936...

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