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Auto Care Association Signs Coalition Letter on Liability Relief Legislation in Response to the Pandemic

Posted by Auto Care News on May 28, 2020

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.

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Market Insights with Mike: COVID-19 Disrupting Supply Chains for Half of Auto Care Industry Companies, Legal Considerations for Operations

Posted by Auto Care News on May 28, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – 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.

Import Vehicle Community Offers New Educational Audio Series ‘Coffee and Conversation’

Posted by Auto Care News on May 27, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – 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.
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Auto Care Caucus Reaches 50th Member of Congress

Posted by Auto Care News on May 21, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – 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.
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Aftermarket Associations Oppose ‘Cash for Clunkers’

Posted by Auto Care News on May 13, 2020

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. 

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Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) Announces 2020 Content Excellence Award Winners

Posted by Auto Care News on May 12, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – 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.
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Market Insights with Mike: The Latest Macroeconomic and Impact Trends

Posted by Auto Care News on May 07, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – 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.
Keywords: auto care industry