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Check out all the latest videos, white papers and documentation packets provided by Auto Care Association. Auto Care provides background information and content for each of our standards and products. For recent changes and initiatives regarding the standards, review our monthly release notes and visit communifire to participate in industry conversations and review documentation regarding the standards.

For additional help, please follow one of the appropriate channels:

Auto Care VIP Communication  

Auto Care is redefining and reorganizing our products to enable the industry to better leverage our technology offerings. Each member of the industry has different needs, for this reason, Auto Care has created a variety of products and data subscriptions to best serve our aftermarket community. The information below, in addition to the products page and subscription page, will help you assess your needs and the best subscription(s) for your company.

Vehicle Information Portal (VIP)

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In April 2017, Auto Care proudly launched the VIP, www.autocarevip.com. This site replaced EnhancedStandard.com,  ptattributes.pricedex.com, and brandtable.pricedex.com. To access Auto Care standards, users will now visit  www.autocarevip.com.  The VIP serves as an umbrella for many of the Association’s technology products. Through this portal, you will continue to see additional offerings and functionality to improve industry efficiency! VIP will only allow access to items to which you have an active subscription. Access to VIP does require users to create credentials. Access to the VIP site does not require a paid subscription, access to certain products within the VIP site will require paid subscription. For details on products and pricing, please visit our subscriptions page

technical documentation
VIP Quick Start Guide

LEARNING LAB RESOURCES

aces  |   brand table  |   best practices  |   ipo  |   ishop  |   padb  |   pcdb  |   pies  |   qdb  |   vcdb  |  


aces

technical documentation  
version 4.0 under development 
ACES 4.0 Technical Documentation
version 3.2

What ACES and PIES are NOT

videos    
ACES   
who uses ACES and PIES  


brand table

technical documentation   
data rules 

videos 


best practices

technical documentation   
digital asset best practices

Best Practices for Delivering Regulatory Content in PIES


ipo

technical documentation   
version 3

IPO Functional Implementation Guide

IPO Technical Implementation Guide

other resources   
SMP IPO 2.0 test center


ishop

technical documentation     

iShop functional guide

iShop technical guide

iShop diagram


padb

technical documentation   
PAdb Documentation
PAdb sample code  
er diagrams  
data rules

videos


pcdb

technical documentation 
PCdb rules and policies
data rules   
er diagrams

videos    
what's in a name? - PCdb


pies

technical documentation  
version 7.0

Best Practices for Delivering Regulatory Content in PIES

white papers  
Volume 1: Using PIES for Pricing
Volume 2: Using PIES for Product Attributes
Volume 3: Using PIES for Rich Content, and other Market Copy
Volume 4: Using PIES for Images and Digital Content
Volume 5: Using PIES for Kit and Set information
Volume 6: The Description Segment – Definitions and Uses of the Description Codes

videos    
PIES   
who uses ACES and PIES  

other resources    
category management hierarchy      



qdb

technical documentation
data rules
er diagrams

videos
the qualifier database



vcdb

technical documentation  
data rules  
er diagrams  

videos  
the vcdb: how do you define a vehicle?

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