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The Auto Care Association is dedicated to keeping members, motorists and the media informed and current on the most important association and auto care industry news. From our frequent press releases to our award winning magazine, Auto Care Insider – the Auto Care Association’s communications team provides multiple media resources to clearly communicate the value we deliver to drivers, businesses and the economy.

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Reuters The Auto Care Association submitted comments to the Department of Commerce about an economic study it conducted, which estimated that the cost of car ownership would increase by more than $700 per year per household should the Trump administration’s tariffs on imported auto parts, aluminum and steel be imposed.

Posted July 18, 2018 View Article
Forbes The Auto Care Association joined the National Retail Federation (NRF) in March in a brief supporting the South Dakota case on internet sales tax collection. The Auto Care Association applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to permit states to collect sales tax on purchases of products made over the internet.

Posted June 22, 2018 View Article
Forbes The Auto Care Association’s comments filed with the Department of Commerce regarding the Trump administration’s Section 232 national security investigation on imported automobiles and parts were linked to and cited in this CBS News article about the potential negative impact tariffs will have on the auto care industry.

Posted August 8, 2018 View Article

Washington Examiner Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey participated in the Washington Examiner’s “Examining Infrastructure” panel discussion, which featured opening remarks from Senator James Inhofe, R-Okla. regarding the composition and prospects for a successful infrastructure bill during the current Congress, including options for funding infrastructure projects.

Posted February 15, 2018 View Article
The Auto Care Association, along with several of the association’s member companies, were quoted in this Bloomberg article describing the negative impact the Trump administration’s tariffs on imported auto parts, steel and aluminum are having on the auto care industry.

Posted August 16, 2018 View Article
NJ.com The Auto Care Association’s 2019 Auto Care Factbook was cited in this NJ.com article examining the differences between getting your car services at a car dealership versus an independent repair shop. The article referenced the association’s research on the amount of money Americans spent on repairing and servicing their vehicles in 2017.

Posted August 21, 2018 View Article

Wall Street Journal The Auto Care Association’s economic study on potential auto care industry job loss, which was included in comments submitted to the Department of Commerce regarding the Trump administration’s Section 232 national security investigation on imported automobiles and parts, was cited in this Wall Street Journal opinion piece written by the new outlet’s Editorial Board.

Posted July 5, 2018 View Article
The Detroit News :The Auto Care Association was mentioned in this Detroit News article as one of the multiple members of the Alliance of Automotive Manufacturers that addressed an open letter to President Trump thanking him for his support of the American auto industry, but expressing disagreement with the administration’s tariffs on imported parts, steel and aluminum.

Posted July 17, 2018 View Article
The Hill The Auto Care Association was listed in this Hill article as one of the several groups signing a letter addressed to President Trump expressing their concern over the administration’s recently implemented tariffs on imported automobiles, auto parts, steel and aluminum, and how the tariffs will negatively impact the auto care industry.

Posted July 18, 2018 View Article

Politico The Auto Care Association’s Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, government affairs, was quoted in this POLITICO article discussing the association’s current assessment on how it will potentially focus its spending on members of committees that oversee trade in the wake of the Trump administration’s imposed tariffs on imported auto parts.

Posted July 31, 2018 View Article




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