press releases

Market Intelligence Director Ron Rossi to Retire from Auto Care Association

Posted by Auto Care News on December 12, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – December 12, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced that Ron Rossi, MAAP, will be retiring from his role as director of market intelligence at the end of the year after nearly five decades in the automotive industry.

Auto Care Association CEO Applauds Trump Administration, Congress on Reaching USMCA Deal

Posted by Auto Care News on December 11, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – December 11, 2019 – Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, today released the following statement regarding the recently announced U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):


“We applaud the Trump administration and Congress for reaching a deal and moving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) towards ratification. The trilateral agreement will strengthen trade and maintain tariff-free market access to two of our most important trading partners, accounting for more than 70% of total U.S. auto parts exports. We encourage Congress to move swiftly to ratify the bill to maintain our industry’s global supply chain, protect American jobs and ensure market stability for current and future investments."

Meet with Potential Business Partners on 2020 Auto Care Association Trade Mission to Peru

Posted by Auto Care News on December 10, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – December 10, 2019 – The Auto Care Association has announced a new trade mission to Peru on March 16-17, 2020, that serves as a business development opportunity for companies seeking to meet with potential customers and partners and to gain first-hand market information. Meetings are customized to match each participant’s specific business objectives.
Keywords: international, events

Petition Calling on Congress to Guarantee Consumers Access and Control Over Data Generated by Their Own Cars Reaches 15,000 Signatures

Posted by Auto Care News on November 25, 2019

New milestone shows that consumers across the country are concerned about the issue and support the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ campaign.


BETHESDA, Md. – November 25, 2019 – A petition created by the national education and advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ reached 15,000 petition signatures on Friday, Nov. 22, marking a significant milestone in the effort to ensure drivers have direct access to and control of their car data.

Keywords: telematics

Auto Care Association Hosts Successful International Matchmaking Program at AAPEX 2019

Posted by Auto Care News on November 20, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – November 20, 2019 – The Auto Care Association, in partnership with the International Trade Administration and the U.S. Commercial Service, hosted its third annual International Matchmaking Program at AAPEX 2019. The initiative is part of an award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce to help the automotive aftermarket industry increase exports.

Keywords: aapex, events

2019 Automotive Communications Award Winners Announced

Posted by Auto Care News on November 13, 2019
LAS VEGAS – November 13, 2019 – The 2019 Automotive Communications Awards were announced last week at the Women in Auto Care Awards Ceremony and reception, which took place during AAPEX 2019 in Las Vegas. The awards are focused on business-to-consumer and business-to-business categories, which recognize companies and agencies that provide automotive information through outstanding advertising, marketing and public relations efforts.

2019 Import Vehicle Community Product and Marketing Award Winners Announced

Posted by Auto Care News on November 07, 2019
LAS VEGAS – November 7, 2019 – The Import Vehicle Community, a community of the Auto Care Association, announced Tuesday the winners of its annual Product and Marketing Awards. The awards were presented to the winners at the Import Vehicle Community booth during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) currently taking place in Las Vegas.
Keywords: aapex