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Michael Chung Joins Auto Care Association as New Director of Market Intelligence

Posted by Auto Care News on April 02, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – April 2, 2020 – The Auto Care Association today announced the addition of Michael Chung as director of the association’s market intelligence department. Chung brings more than a dozen years of experience in market research, including market research program creation and management, strategy development and client engagement. In his role as director of market intelligence, Chung will play an important role in providing the association’s leaders, its members and nonmembers with timely information on key factors and trends influencing the economic health of the United States automotive aftermarket industry. The Auto Care Association’s market intelligence research serves as a critical resource for the automotive aftermarket industry by helping its businesses throughout the supply chain to make better business decisions. The association's addition of Chung at this time will prove to be a critical step in helping its members navigate the current impact of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic through his leadership on evolving the association's industry research, analysis and insights.

An Open Letter to the Auto Care Industry from Your Associations

Posted by Auto Care News on March 26, 2020

BETHESDA, Md. – March 26, 2020 – Dear brothers and sisters in the auto care industry,

For those of you who travel, you know there is nothing more frustrating than waiting at your gate while your flight is delayed with no information from either the gate attendant or flight crew. It is always welcomed when you are told, “Here is what I know,” regardless of the circumstances.

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Auto Care Association and AASA Urge President Trump to Push Efforts to Protect Auto Industry During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Auto Care News on March 23, 2020

BETHESDA, Md.  – March 23, 2020 – The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) are urging the Trump administration to designate auto parts manufacturers, distributors, and repair shops as essential businesses to ensure that the vehicles transporting our public health professionals, first responders, and essential goods are operational. In addition, both organizations are encouraging the White House to enforce a “consistent national policy” to keep the auto care industry open. “This industry and its workforce face an immediate crisis that needs your leadership,” the letter states. “Aftermarket manufacturers, distributors, and repair facilities want to provide these essential services, but are facing inconsistent state emergency designations of essential personnel and services. These businesses were deemed critical in the March 19 MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE issued by Director Christopher Krebs of the Department of Homeland Security.”

Federal Government Issues Guidance to Define Vehicle Service and Repair as Essential Service

Posted by Auto Care News on March 20, 2020

BETHESDA, Md.  – March 20, 2020 – The federal government has issued guidance to state and local governments to include vehicle service and repair industry in the definition of essential services for the purposes of emergency orders that require non-essential businesses to close.  

Auto Care Association Calls on Government to Deem Vehicle Repair, Supply Entities ‘Essential’ Amid Coronavirus Restrictions Placed on Business Operations

Posted by Auto Care News on March 18, 2020

BETHESDA, Md.—March 18, 2020—Six trade association representing the transportation industry, including the Auto Care Association, called on state and local governments yesterday to consider the importance of motor vehicle supply and repair facilities in implementing orders to close nonessential businesses as a result of the coronavirus.  

Introduction of the “Promoting Service in Transportation Act” Applauded by Auto Care Association

Posted by Auto Care News on March 05, 2020
BETHESDA, Md.  – March 5, 2020 - Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, today released the following statement in response to the introduction of the “Promoting Service in Transportation Act” sponsored in the Senate by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and in the House by Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA-2).

Auto Care Association and National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Announce 2020 World Class Technicians

Posted by Auto Care News on March 02, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – March 2, 2020 – The Auto Care Association today announced the latest recipients of the prestigious World Class Technician award, in partnership with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The two organizations provide this annual recognition to professional technicians who have achieved the extraordinary accomplishment of attaining ASE certification in 22 specific areas during the previous calendar year.
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