Southern California

BETHESDA, MD – April 17, 2018 – In an effort to better inform consumers about their rights as they relate to their vehicle’s warranties, the state of California will be showing motorists a video at its 178 department of motor vehicle locations across the state. The video, produced by the Car Care...
SACRAMENTO -The Automotive Service Councils of California is proud to announce its most recent corporate partnership with Automotive Training Institute (ATI), an industry leader in automotive business coaching, providing expert management and consulting services through one-day workshops and an all...
Last week, the budget committees in the California Legislature voted to provide more staff to the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Aftermarket Parts Division. The division is responsible for approving executive orders for aftermarket auto parts that have emissions impacts nationwide, which...
Sacramento, CA – April 3, 2018 -- CAWA Chair of the Board, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, has appointed Ryan Maas of Total Specialties USA to the Association’s Manufacturers’ Advisory Council (MAC). When Chair Gosnell announced Mr. Maas’ appointment he commented: “Ryan has represented his...
Toronto, ON [March 29, 2018] – Mevotech LP has been awarded the Profit Generator Award by Fast Undercar for 2017.  The award was presented at Fast Undercar’s 20th Anniversary event last month in Los Angeles, California. The award is presented to the Fast Undercar vendor who consistently identifies...
From left, the team at J.G. Auto Care includes Carlos Lopez, Hector Piña, Manny Lopez, Jorge Reyes, service advisor, Armando Reyes, and Jorge Gonzalez, owner.
Norco, Calif.—Before deciding to open J.G. Auto Service in 2012, Jorge Gonzalez had already been repairing cars in the Norco area for six years. Three years at a local Mazda dealership, then three years at an independent repair shop. “I started at the Mazda dealership as a porter and worked my way...
The International Auto Crafters management team (from left), Harvey Ryan co-owner, Moreno Valley manager Craig Huneke, and Harry Ryan co-owner say PPG Green Belt Process training has helped the company achieve double-digit growth in just over a year.
Moreno Valley, Calif.—Today’s collision repair industry requires better performance as margins continue to get tighter, so brothers Harry and Harvey Ryan decided to look for a company that provided more than paint. “A little over a year ago we changed our paint manufacturer to PPG, which we buy...
Mike and Mary Ann McNicol, co-owners of Ventura Hybrid, say the shop has seen a 60 percent increase in business since opening in 2016.
Ventura, Calif.— According to data from ChargePoint, which operates more than 31,000 electric vehicle chargers in the U.S., the total number of hybrids/EVs on the road in the U.S. and Canada at the end of 2017 was to close to 735,000. And nearly 200,000 were sold in the U.S. in 2017, the best year...
Sacramento, Calif.—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...

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