press releases

Auto Care Association Files Amicus Brief for Supreme Court Case on Software Copyright

Posted by Auto Care News on January 16, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – January 16, 2020 – The Auto Care Association, along with Static Control, filed an amicus brief on Jan. 13 regarding a case currently before the United States Supreme Court that has the potential to severely limit the ability of companies to produce compatible replacement parts for software driven vehicles. The case, Google v. Oracle, as decided by a Federal Circuit Court, upheld a charge by Oracle that Google had violated a software copyright when it copied a small part of the application program interfaces (API) code necessary to enable interoperability with programs for Google’s Android platform. If permitted to stand, companies could copyright their APIs such that it would severely hamper companies attempting to ensure compatibility of replacement parts with vehicle software.
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2020 Call for Applications: Board of Directors

Posted by Auto Care News on January 15, 2020


Auto Care Association CEO Releases Statement on Signing of Phase One Trade Agreement Between United States, China

Posted by Auto Care News on January 15, 2020

BETHESDA, Md. – January 15, 2020 – Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, today released the following statement in response to the recently signed Phase One trade agreement between the United States and China:


“We applaud the Trump administration for successfully signing Phase One to restore and strengthen the U.S.-China trading relationship. This is a positive first step in establishing certainty for U.S. businesses and our industry’s supply chains. However, most tariffs remain in place, causing severe financial strain on U.S. businesses’ bottom lines and the consumer’s ability to access cost-effective options...

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Early-Bird Registration Announced for 2020 YANG Leadership Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on January 15, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – January 15, 2019 – The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), an Auto Care Association community made up of over 1,500 under-40 industry professionals, is now accepting registrations for its fifth annual YANG Leadership Conference. The conference will take place May 15-16 in Denver, Col., at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.
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Keynote Speakers Announced for 2020 Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on January 15, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – January 15, 2020 – Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, announced today the keynote speakers for its upcoming Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference. The now annual conference provides two engaging days of dynamic speakers and workshops focused on sharpening personal and professional development skills, as well as providing attendees with the latest industry updates and trends. The conference will take place Feb. 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C. at the Omni Charlotte Hotel.
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Massachusetts Data Access Hearing Draws Large Crowd of Enthusiastic Aftermarket Supporters

Posted by Auto Care News on January 14, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – January 14, 2020 – On Jan. 13, the Massachusetts Legislature held the first hearing on legislation that would ensure consumers would have access to the repair data generated by their vehicle. Held in the biggest hearing room in the Massachusetts Statehouse, the room was packed with repair shop owners and technicians, as well as representatives from the major parts retailers and tool suppliers—providing a major show of support for the new legislation the auto care industry in the state.
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New Jersey Law Now Requires Vehicle Manufacturers to Notify New Car Owners of Warranty Rights

Posted by Auto Care News on January 14, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – January 14, 2020 – On Thursday, Jan. 9, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Senate Bill 1712, which will require vehicle manufacturers to send a notice to consumers within 90 days of a new car lease or purchase of their warranty rights under the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA). The bill passed both chambers of the New Jersey Legislature with broad bipartisan support. The bill passed the Senate (31-0) and passed the Assembly (74-0), showing the overwhelming support for this consumer notification in the car buying process.
Keywords: government affairs