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Deadline Extended: Women in Auto Care 2020 Women of the Year Award Nominations

Posted by Auto Care News on June 29, 2020

Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, today announced it is extending the nominations deadline 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.

New Research: Auto Care Industry Resilient Despite Pandemic, Expected to Reach $448 billion in 2023

Posted by Auto Care News on June 16, 2020

Auto Care Association releases annual flagship publications 2021 Auto Care Factbook and 2021 Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual, providing comprehensive research, analysis and trends for the automotive aftermarket with new COVID-19 data

BETHESDA, Md. – June 16, 2020 – The Auto Care Association today released its award-winning and industry-leading online publications, the 2021 Auto Care Factbook and the 2021 Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual. The new editions of these annual reports come at an unprecedented time as the auto care industry is just beginning to recover from the global economic effects of COVID-19. This edition, more than any other in its 30-year history, serves as a vital resource that provides the latest and most critical data and insights that aftermarket businesses need right now to make informed, data-driven decisions for their bottom lines and their future.

Keywords: auto care industry

Total U.S. Aftermarket Forecast to Decline 8.8% But Expected to Rebound in 2021

Posted by Auto Care News on June 05, 2020

The Joint Channel Forecast Model presented by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association detailed the automotive aftermarket’s current challenges but predicted a reprise in 2021.


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and Bethesda, Md. – June 5, 2020 –  Total U.S. automotive aftermarket sales are forecast to decrease 8.8 percent in 2020 as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related factors, according to the “2020 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).

Keywords: auto care industry

Import Vehicle Community Announces 2020 People and Product Awards Program

Posted by Auto Care News on June 04, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – June 4, 2020 – The Import Vehicle Community of the Auto Care Association is now accepting nominations for the 2020 People Awards and entries for the 2020 Import Product and Marketing Awards program and showcases at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev., taking place Nov. 3-5, 2020.
Keywords: international

Auto Care Association Opens Awards Celebrating Leadership, Industry Excellence

Posted by Auto Care News on June 03, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – June 3, 2020– While unforeseen circumstances have adjusted the current way of business across the United States, the auto care industry is rising to the challenge. Today, the Auto Care Association announced the opening of its 2020 awards focusing on education, innovation and the next generation: the “Impact Award: Four for the Future,” Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Award and Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award.
Keywords: education

Women in Auto Care Now Accepting Entries for 2020 Automotive Communications Awards

Posted by Auto Care News on June 01, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – June 1, 2020 – Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, is now accepting entries for the 2020 Automotive Communications Awards. The Automotive Communications Awards are designed to recognize companies and agencies that provide automotive information to consumers and trade professionals through outstanding advertising, marketing, merchandising and effective public relations. A portion of the proceeds from award submissions goes towards providing scholarships to women entering the automotive aftermarket industry.