press releases

Auto Care Association Establishes Al Gaspar Memorial Fund

Posted by Auto Care News on July 09, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – July 9, 2018 – In recognition of its former president and CEO, Al Gaspar, the Auto Care Association has established a memorial fund in his honor. Donations made to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in Gaspar’s memory will be used to fund scholarships and industry educational initiatives.

Study Finds Over 100,000 Industry Jobs at Risk with Tariffs on Imported Auto Parts

Posted by Auto Care News on July 02, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – July 2, 2018 – The Auto Care Association last Friday urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the negative impact it would have on both the U.S. automotive industry and the jobs created by these imports, but also the U.S. economy at large.

Auto Care Association Named Red Hot Association

Posted by Auto Care News on June 22, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – June 22, 2018 – The Auto Care Association was recognized as a “Red Hot Association” by DCA Live at the DCA Live 2018 Red Hot Not Profits and Associations event this week in Arlington, Va. The event honored Washington, D.C.-based organizations that demonstrated performance as a high growth or innovative nonprofit or association.

Auto Care Association Supports Supreme Court Decision Allowing States to Collect Online Sales Tax

Posted by Auto Care News on June 21, 2018
The Auto Care Association applauds today’s decision by the Supreme Court to permit states to collect sales tax on purchases of products made over the Internet. The 5-4 decision means that online sellers will now be on a level playing field with brick and mortar retailers regarding charging sales tax. The Auto Care Association had filed an amicus brief with other retail groups urging the Supreme Court to hear the case based on the price advantage that the current system provided on-line sellers. The decision overturns a previous Supreme Court decision that required companies to have a physical presence in the state where the purchaser resided in order to charge sales tax.

Auto Care Association Joins Broad-based Coalition in Support of National Standard for Accurate Product Labeling

Posted by Auto Care News on June 19, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – June 19, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced it has joined the Coalition for Accurate Product Labels, which advocates for meaningful, science-based information about the products consumers buy and use. The group represents more than 60 organizations, including farmers, manufacturers, small businesses and retailers.

Auto Care Association Releases Auto Care Factbook 2019 and Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2019

Posted by Auto Care News on June 13, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – June 13, 2018 – The Auto Care Association has released its industry-leading online publications, the Auto Care Factbook 2019 and the Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2019.

Auto Care Association Hosts Successful Trade Mission to Costa Rica

Posted by Auto Care News on May 29, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – May 29, 2018 – The Auto Care Association hosted a trade mission to Costa Rica, May 21-22, as part of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The association received the award to help the automotive industry increase exports to free trade agreement partners in Latin America.