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Wednesday, 05 August 2009 09:27

TIAA August and Future Events


The Texas Automotive Summit is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at the San Marcos Convention Center.  It's a great event for Automotive seminars, networking and vendor interaction.  More information will be forthcoming about the event, hotel accomodations and registration for TIAA & ASA members, non members, and vendors. Be sure to set aside this date and plan to attend.

AUSTIN CHAPTER MEETING AUGUST 2009: The Austin Chapter Meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 at Antonio's Tex Mex Restaurant located at 16912 North IH 35 located in Round Rock, Texas.  The phone number to the restaurant is (512) 238-8969.  The chapter will be awarding several scholarships to students taking automotive college-level courses.  It will be a great meeting so be sure to attend.
ALAMO CHAPTER MEETING AUGUST 2009: The Alamo Chapter meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 at Pompei Italian Grill(210) 946-5518.  Butch Cox, from the Royal Purple Automotive Consumer Division, will be speaking about the advantages of Royal Purple Full Synthetic Oil, especially in the extreme heat conditions being experienced in south Texas.  Cox is a past ASE Master Tech, past shop owner, former NAPA employee, and automotive enthusiast.  He's been working at Royal Purple for seven years.  Also at the meeting, Ken Blackmon of KNB Services will give a brief overview of some pending mechanic lien changes stemming from legislative changes in Washington D.C.  Don't miss this valuable meeting. located at 16109 Nacogdoches Rd in San Antonio.  The restaurant's phone number is
GET TIAA UPDATES ON TWITTER: The Texas Independent Automotive Association is now keeping members and the public informed on TWITTER!  Go to our TIAANEWS TWITTER page for information and follow us if you have your own account.
GET TIAA UPDATES ON LINKEDIN: The Texas Independent Automotive Association has its own "TIAA Group" on the professional networking site If you have an account, please be sure to join us.
BE A TIAA FAN ON FACEBOOK: The Texas Independent Automotive Association now on Facebook. You can get TIAA updates on Facebook and sign up to be a fan on Facebook or directly from the TIAA Web Site,
HYBRID AFTERMARKET SERVICE TRAINING: ACDelco & Full Service Auto Parts is offering Hybrid Aftermarket Service training Aug. 11, 2009 at Full Service Training Center located at 4726 Dodge Street in San Antonio.  This seminar will introduce technicians to past, current, and future advances in hybrid technology.  The focus is on hybrid vehicle history, safety considerations, service opportunities, system designs and hybrid components.  The intent of this seminar is to show the service opportunities that hybrids offer to the aftermarket repair shop.  Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the class begins at 6:30.  Please Fax number of technicians and shop name to 210-650-3153 to register.
Free Pegisys Scan Tool Webinar: Looking to improve your diagnostic skills or shopping for a new tool? This FREE 1.5 hour webcast covers: PIDs, DTCs, graphing, bidirectional control, Mode 6, Direct Hit, and scope usage with the Pegisys.  Live webcast training will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009.  Click Here to register.
HYBRID TECHNOLOGY & SERVICE TRAINING: ACDelco is offering a two-day Hybrid Technology training course (No. S-EL06-12.01ILT) at St. Philip's College from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25-26, 2009.  The class is free to ACDelco TSS Shops.  Non TSS Shops should contact your ACDelco representative about how to register.  TSS Shops can register online by signing into the ACDelco Learning Management System (LMS) at - just click Training and sign in.  Or call the LMS Help Desk for assistance at 800-825-5886 (prompt 1). 

OSHA UPDATE: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a number of new or updated compliance assistance products.  For more information, see the New Compliance Assistance Products page on the OSHA Compliance Assistance Web page or the links below.  To order print copies of the publications, please visit OSHA's Publications Web page.
TOP 10 REASONS FOR TIAA MEMBERSHIP: In case you missed this informative piece, Click Here to view the top 10 reasons to join the Texas Independent Automotive Association.  Please forward this article to other automotive and collision repair shops you know would benefit from membership.


The Texas Independent Automotive Association invites you to join us.  For more information about TIAA and how to join, visit  

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