TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS:
The undersigned organizations urge you to quickly enact temporary and targeted liability relief legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These crucial protections should safeguard businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions, as well as healthcare providers and facilities from unfair lawsuits so that they can continue to contribute to a safe and effective recovery from this pandemic.
– May 28, 2020 – Since the onset of the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, one question hanging over the industry and the economy has been, “Where is the bottom?” Over the past few weeks, it appears that the lowest level of vehicle activity is behind us and that vehicle travel has steadily crept back up.
– May 27, 2020 – The Import Vehicle Community, a community of the Auto Care Association, last week launched Coffee and Conversation, a new educational audio series available on the Auto Care Digital Hub.
Coffee and Conversation addresses the issues and challenges facing not only the association’s members, but the auto care industry as a whole.
– May 21, 2020 – The Auto Care Association announced today that Representative Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., has joined as the 50th member of the bi-partisan Congressional Auto Care Caucus. The caucus was started in 2017 by co-chairs Reps. Scott Perry, R-Pa., and Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., who wanted to share their enthusiasm and understanding of the auto care industry and garner more support for industry issues on Capitol Hill. Congressional caucuses are classified as “Congressional Member Organizations” and are made up of lawmakers who share common public policy goals pertaining to a particular interest, demographic or political party.
Groups send opposition letter to Congressional leaders.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 13, 2020 – Major automotive aftermarket associations, including the Auto Care Association, Tire Industry Association and Service Station Dealers of American and Allied Trades, the Automotive Oil Change Association, and the Automotive Service Association, sent a letter to Congressional leaders in opposition of a new “Cash for Clunkers” type program from being included in the next COVID-19 stimulus legislation.
. – May 12, 2020 – The Automotive Content
Professionals Network (ACPN), a community of the Auto Care Association,
announced the recipients of its ACPN Content Excellence Awards this week at the
2020 Knowledge Exchange “Virtual” Conference.
. – May 7, 2020 – As the industry has watched automotive travel stats, the Auto Care Association has been keeping an eye on other economic indicators. It’s hard not to compare current indicators to the Great Recession of 2008. We have learned that the Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) has dropped to 86.9 for April 2020 (down 34% from 130.7 in February 2020) – its lowest level since 2014 and at a steeper rate than in the 2006-2008 timeframe.