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Auto Care Association to FTC: FTC Must Lead Efforts to Ensure Competitive Repair Industry

Posted by Auto Care News on July 18, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – July 18, 2019 – On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, Auto Care Association, testified before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) during a public workshop on policies and research related to manufacturers limiting third-party repairs.

Keywords: right to repair

Auto Care Caucus Reaches 30 Members of Congress

Posted by Auto Care News on July 17, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – July 17, 2019 – The Auto Care Caucus, a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives who support the independent auto care industry, has reached the 30-member milestone—a notable achievement considering the caucus recruited 19 members during the entire 2017-2018 congressional session.
Keywords: government affairs

New Board of Directors Announced by Auto Care Association

Posted by Auto Care News on July 15, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – July 15, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced the elected members of its board of directors for 2019-2020. This board is effective as of July 1, 2019.

Auto Care Association Communities Award Leadership 2.0 Scholarship

Posted by Auto Care News on July 08, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – July 8, 2019 – The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) and Import Vehicle Community of the Auto Care Association, have selected Daniel Romero of Continental ContiTech and Jonny Dykstra of Auto-Wares as scholarship recipients to attend the University of the Aftermarket’s 2019-2020 Leadership 2.0 Program.
Keywords: education

Registration Open for 2019 Upholstery and Trim International Council Convention

Posted by Auto Care News on June 27, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – June 27, 2019 – The Upholstery and Trim International Council (UTIC), a community of the Auto Care Association, today announced registration is open for the 55th UTIC Convention, scheduled for Sept. 11-13, 2019 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. The annual convention focuses on building relationships between the premier trim wholesalers and exhibitors in the auto care industry.
Keywords: events

U.S. Aftermarket Sales Reach $297 Billion in 2018, Exceeding Forecasted Growth by Nearly $1 Billion

Posted by Auto Care News on June 26, 2019

Joint Channel Forecast Model Predicts Sales to Total $338 Billion through 2022


BETHESDA, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – June 26, 2019 – The U.S. automotive aftermarket reached total sales of $297 billion in 2018, exceeding the projected growth rate by nearly $1 billion, according to the 2019 Joint Channel Forecast Model produced by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association.

Keywords: auto care industry

Auto Care Industry Projected to Reach $405B by 2020 in New Research

Posted by Auto Care News on June 25, 2019

Auto Care Association releases annual flagship publications Auto Care Factbook 2020 and Auto Care Factbook Plus Lang Annual 2020, providing comprehensive research, analysis and trends for the automotive aftermarket

BETHESDA, Md. – June 25, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today released the newest edition of its award-winning and industry-leading online publication, the Auto Care Factbook 2020 and the Auto Care Factbook Plus Lang Annual 2020. The annual research report serves as the industry’s flagship publication and an essential informational resource for the growing $405 billion United States auto care industry.

Keywords: auto care industry