Southern California

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...
Nick Modesti, general manager of Modesti’s Car Care Center, in Culver City, says he has worked with Dave Fischer of California Employer’s Services for several years, who always makes sure the shop is Cal/OSHA compliant.
Fresno, Calif.—Everyone who works in California — as a shop owner or employee — is subject to the regulations set forth by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), also known as Cal/OSHA. According to a recent report from the Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), from 2012-...
Doug Starbuck, owner of Star Side Design, says, “one year there were more than 20 vehicles at the SEMA Show that I painted.”  His work has been featured on more than 65 automotive magazine covers.
Riverside, Calif.—Few custom painters have had their work featured in as many automotive magazines as Doug Starbuck, owner of Star Side Design, with more than 65 covers to his credit.     “I’ve done countless custom paint jobs on vans, mini vans, trucks, mini trucks, cars, motorcycles, race cars,...

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