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Auto Care Association Hosts Upcoming Webinar on Customer Experience Improvement

Posted by Auto Care News on November 17, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – November 17, 2017 – Today, the Auto Care Association announced it will be hosting a new webinar on Dec. 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EST, discussing the topic of mystery shopping and the benefits it can bring to businesses across the auto care supply chain, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers and repair shops.


The hour-long webinar will be presented by Carl Philips, vice president, sales and marketing, Mystery Shopper Services, a division of Business Evaluation Services.

Auto Care Association Announces Details for 2018 Trade Mission to Costa Rica

Posted by Auto Care News on November 16, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – November 16, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has announced a new trade mission to Costa Rica on May 21 – 22, 2018 as part of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support export promotion projects in Latin America. 


The Costa Rica trade mission is a business development opportunity designed to assist U.S. companies in the automotive industry with gaining first-hand market information and meeting with potential clients and partners, which are pre-screened to match participants’ specific business objectives.

Auto Care Association Releases 2018 State of Auto Care Report

Posted by Auto Care News on November 14, 2017
BETHESDA, Md. – November 14, 2017 – Today, the Auto Care Association released its 2018 State of Auto Care report, a comprehensive resource of the industry’s key facts, most pressing issues and how the association is addressing them from every possible angle. With the average age of vehicles on the road accelerating, the U.S. auto care industry’s projected value of $381 billion for 2017 is showing no signs of slowing down, signaling towards an upward trend of $421.2 billion by 2020. The State of Auto Care serves as a valuable digital guide to navigating this fast-paced, constantly evolving industry.

Auto Care Association Signs MOU with ARIDRA to Expand Awareness of International Markets

Posted by Auto Care News on November 13, 2017
BETHESDA, Md. – November 13, 2017 – The Auto Care Association formalized its relationship with the Asociación Nacional de Representantes, Importadores y Distribuidores de Refacciones y Accesorios para Automóviles, A.C. (ARIDRA), a Mexico-based civil association that integrates manufacturers, representatives, importers and distributors of spare parts and accessories for automobiles. Auto Care Association president and CEO Bill Hanvey and ARIDRA president and CEO Alejandro Calderón Bello officially signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Nov. 1 at the annual Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.

Auto Care Association Hosts Successful International Matchmaking Program at AAPEX 2017

Posted by Auto Care News on November 10, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – November 10, 2017 – The Auto Care Association, in partnership with the International Trade Administration and the U.S. Commercial Service, hosted the second annual International Matchmaking Program at AAPEX 2017. The initiative is part of an award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce to help the automotive aftermarket industry increase its exports.


The program successfully connected suppliers at AAPEX with a select group of international buyers. The Auto Care Association matched the participants’ buying and product interests, and scheduled 60 one-on-one meetings on Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Auto Care Association Names Kirsten Zaremba New Senior Director, Marketing

Posted by Auto Care News on October 23, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – October 23, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has announced the addition of Kirsten Zaremba as senior director, marketing. Zaremba brings more than 20 years of auto industry knowledge to the role, having most recently served as the senior retail marketing manager at Volkswagen Group of America.

Auto Care Association Applauds Senate Commerce Committee on Vehicle Data Access and Control Amendment to AV START Act

Posted by Auto Care News on October 05, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – October 5, 2017 – The Auto Care Association applauds the Senate Commerce Committee for including a vehicle data access and control amendment in the “American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies” (AV START) Act (S 1885).  The amendment sponsored by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) requires that the Department of Transportation convene a federal advisory committee comprised of stakeholders to provide recommendations to Congress “with respect to the ownership of, control of, or access to, information or data that vehicles collect, generate, record, or store in an electronic form that is retrieved from a highly automated vehicle or automated driving system.”