Our History: A Century of Service

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The Auto Care Association and its former entities have been with you since the inception of vehicles by providing advocacy, technology, networking events and market intelligence to help you navigate and anticipate change. Our industry has been around to keep roads safe, evolving throughout the years right along with the vehicle itself, while ensuring consumer choice when it comes to repair and maintenance.

While today’s industry challenges seem to be ever present, past challenges and opportunities were met with the same apprehension and were ultimately overcome though industry engagement. Now more than ever, we need your voice here in Washington and in your own districts to educate lawmakers and consumers about the economic contribution of our industry and the critical role we play in consumer’s everyday lives.


Thank you for trusting us for over 100 years to amplify your influence, provide leading technology solutions and provide a place at the table for you, our members.

Bill Hanvey

Trust is in our name

Learn more about how the association has serviced the industry over the past year in our State of Auto Care report.

  • Profile and influence
  • Emerging vehicle technologies
  • Global growth
  • Supply chain efficiency standards
  • Your membership
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