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Auto Care Association Joins Auto Groups Opposing Tariffs in Open Letter to President Trump

Posted by Auto Care News on July 17, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – July 17, 2018 – The Auto Care Association joined a coalition of major auto industry groups representing nearly 10 million jobs in the United States to urge the Trump administration to avoid imposing additional tariffs on imported autos and auto parts.

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 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.

U.S. Aftermarket to Grow at an Annual Rate (CAGR) of 3.4% through 2021

Posted by Auto Care News on June 21, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4 percent through 2021, according to the “2018 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association.


The 2018 Joint Channel Forecast Model also predicts that the total aftermarket sales will grow from $286 billion in 2017 to $327 billion in 2021, an increase of nearly $41 billion over the four-year period.

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Deadline Approaching for Auto Care Association Trade Mission to Chile

Posted by Auto Care News on June 14, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – June 14, 2018 – The registration deadline is quickly approaching for companies interested in joining the Auto Care Association’s Trade Mission to Chile. The trade mission will take place on Aug. 21 – 22, 2018, and the deadline to register is July 6.

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.