Southern California

SAN PEDRO, Calif. (September 14, 2018) – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project. The total project cost for this initial phase is $82,568,872...
Students, register for this FREE event and receive a complimentary lunch! Dozens of employers attending from various industries want to speak with you! Don't be surprised to find an interesting job in a field you didn't expect. Be prepared to interview with your potential employer: dress...
Coralville, Iowa. – Fuse5 Automotive Software (FAS), a US based provider of Business Management Solutions for the Automotive Aftermarket, is proud to announce that it has partnered with the California Automotive Wholesaler’s Association (CAWA). “CAWA, in a strategic move for the future, is pursuing...
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...

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