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Women in Auto Care Award Record-Breaking Number of Scholarships in 2019

Posted by Auto Care News on August 27, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – August 27, 2019 – Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, awarded scholarships to 40 female students looking to have a career in the auto care industry. Supporting over $100,000 in scholarships and starter tool sets, growth of more than 25% in award recipients for 2019 is a tremendous milestone. The group’s scholarship funding began with $2,000 in 2004 and has now expanded ten-fold to over $100,000 for the second year in a row. Since 2004, Women in Auto Care have given $457,000 in scholarships.

Auto Care Association Introduces Full Industry Events Calendar

Posted by Auto Care News on August 13, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – August 13, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced the launch of an aftermarket industry-wide events calendar on its website. The new webpage lists all association events throughout the year, in addition to major events taking place across the auto care industry.
Keywords: events

Chase Elliott and Clay Millican to Make a Pit Stop in Washington, D.C. to Attend Auto Care Legislative Summit

Posted by Auto Care News on August 12, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – August 12, 2019 – NASCAR driver Chase Elliott and NHRA drag racer Clay Millican are confirmed as special guests for the 2019 Auto Care Legislative Summit, the Auto Care Association’s biennial Washington, D.C. fly-in taking place Sept. 18-19 on Capitol Hill. Elliott, Millican and Millican’s crew chief Mike Kloeber will be on-site during the Thursday evening reception for a meet-and-greet with summit attendees and lawmakers. The meet-and-greet offers the opportunity for guests to take photos, obtain autographs and have personal conversations with the racers.

Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. Partners with National Pronto Association at NHRA Northwest Nationals

Posted by Auto Care News on August 01, 2019

Racing fans and car enthusiasts galvanized by national campaign to ensure car data access and control for car owners, drivers

BETHESDA, Md. – August 1, 2019 – The national education campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. is a sponsor of the Blake Alexander-driven Funny Car at this weekend’s NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle, WA, August 2-4. The campaign is a co-sponsor with National Pronto Association. Together, they are working to bring urgent attention to the car data access and control issue, which has implications for millions of car owners and drivers nationwide.

Keywords: telematics

Americans Are Delaying Car Maintenance to the Tune of Nearly $25 Billion

Posted by Auto Care News on August 01, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – August 1, 2019 – Summer driving season is upon us, which means at one moment you’re driving down the highway, the next you’re slamming on your brakes when you hit traffic. You trust yourself to stop, but do you trust the person behind you?

Americans are delaying maintenance at an alarming rate. According to the Auto Care Factbook 2020 and IMR Inc., there’s $24.9 billion in delayed auto maintenance. What does that mean? A survey of over 100,000 American households (driving more than 170,000 vehicles) revealed they know that repairs or maintenance need to be performed on their car but have chosen to delay the work.

Keywords: auto care industry