. – April 28, 2020 – The Auto Care Association joined hundreds of
businesses and associations in the Americans for Free Trade coalition today,
signing on to a letter urging President Trump to delay the collection of all
duties and fees on imports for March through June 2020. While thanking the president
for his leadership on delaying payment of certain taxes to help businesses with
liquidity during the COVID-19 pandemic, the letter also asks President Trump to
expand the current program—which only covers a limited set of duties on imports for March and April—by extending
the period for another two months and including all duties and fees due on
– April 27,
2020 – Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, today
announced it is accepting nominations for the 2020 Women of the Year Awards.
The Women of the Year Awards include “Auto Care Woman of the Year”, “Female
Shop Owner of the Year” and “Auto Care Woman of Excellence” and highlight women
who have made a significant impact in the auto care industry.
. – April 23, 2020 – In the inaugural edition of Market Insights with Mike, Mike Chung, director, market intelligence, Auto Care Association, highlighted trends in vehicle miles driven and launched a survey to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on the aftermarket. In this new piece, Mike highlights the results from the survey. Traffic continues to stay at nearly 50% below their levels in late February. INRIX reports that the drop in vehicular traffic has flattened a bit in recent weeks – passenger travel was on average 48% lower during the week of April 4-10 than the week of Feb. 22-29.
– April 7, 2020 – The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG)
, a community of the Auto Care Association
, is partnering with the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF)
to begin a grassroots campaign, the #YANGgive19 Challenge, to raise support for the industry and the charitable foundation during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
. – April 7, 2020 – “Market Insights with Mike” is a new series presented by the Auto Care Association’s Director of Market Intelligence, Mike Chung, that is dedicated to analyzing market-influencing trends as they happen and their potential effects on your business and the auto care industry.
. – April 6, 2020 –
In a time where uncertainty and volatility appear to be the new norms for the
global economy, TrendLens™, the Auto Care Association’s online industry
research platform, can help with industry clarity by providing up-to-date,
interactive data and insights. TrendLens™ offers a data-based perspective into
which market-influencing factors are affecting the industry, so you can make
effective, well-informed decisions for your business when it counts.
. – April 2, 2020 – The Auto Care Association today announced the addition of Michael Chung as director of the association’s market intelligence department. Chung brings more than a dozen years of experience in market research, including market research program creation and management, strategy development and client engagement. In his role as director of market intelligence, Chung will play an important role in providing the association’s leaders, its members and nonmembers with timely information on key factors and trends influencing the economic health of the United States automotive aftermarket industry. The Auto Care Association’s market intelligence research serves as a critical resource for the automotive aftermarket industry by helping its businesses throughout the supply chain to make better business decisions. The association's addition of Chung at this time will prove to be a critical step in helping its members navigate the current impact of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic through his leadership on evolving the association's industry research, analysis and insights.