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Women in Auto Care, AIA Canada Announce Joint Summer Women’s Leadership Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on May 22, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – May 22, 2019 – Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, and Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) today announced registration is open for the 2019 Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference will take place Aug. 7-8 in Detroit, Mich. at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Auto Care Association Releases Second Edition of Mexico Aftermarket Industry Report

Posted by Auto Care News on May 21, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – May 21, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today released the second edition of its research report on the Mexican aftermarket, titled 2019 Mexico Market Report: An Assessment of Mexico’s Light Passenger Vehicle Aftermarket. The report was developed in partnership with the research firm Integrate Data Facts (IDF), and provides a comprehensive look into the size and scope of Mexico’s auto care sector.

Vote Now for Board of Directors and Officers

Posted by Auto Care News on May 20, 2019

We are pleased to present an outstanding group of individuals who have been nominated to serve on the Auto Care Association Board of Directors (effective July 1, 2019). Board member positions are proposed by the 2019 Nominating Committee.

Every attempt has been made to provide a balanced slate that represents a cross-section of the entire aftermarket industry. We are grateful to the Nominating Committee for its conscientious work. You are encouraged to review the ballot and participate in the election of the Auto Care Association board members.

Women in Auto Care Now Accepting 2019 Women of the Year Award Nominations

Posted by Auto Care News on May 15, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – May 15, 2019 – Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, today announced it is accepting nominations for the 2019 Women of the Year Awards. The Women of the Year Awards include “Auto Care Woman of the Year”, “Female Shop Owner of the Year” and “Auto Care Woman of Excellence” and highlight women who have made a significant impact in the auto care industry.

Auto Care Members Invited to Attend 2019 Auto Care Legislative Summit This Fall

Posted by Auto Care News on May 09, 2019

  BETHESDA, Md. – May 9, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced that for the first time, the Auto Care Legislative Summit, a biennial educational and advocacy event in Washington, D.C., will take place Sept. 18-19, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in conjunction with 2019 Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days. Leadership Days is a three-day event for the association’s top volunteers and engaged members to discuss industry issues and drive association initiatives. With over 400 attendees expected to attend Fall Leadership Days, many of whom are expected to participate in the Legislative Summit, the Auto Care Association will play host to the largest-ever contingency of auto care industry advocates who wish to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill.

Auto Care Association Opposes Trump Administration’s Proposal to Increase Chinese Import Tariffs

Posted by Auto Care News on May 06, 2019

The following statement can be attributed to Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association:


“The Auto Care Association urges President Trump not to follow through on his threat to increase tariffs on $200 billion in imported goods from China as soon as this week. The proposed sudden increase from 10% to 25% would have an immediate negative impact on not only the U.S. businesses that manufacture and distribute these parts, but the motoring public who will see higher prices on a wide range of products, including important safety-related components. In 2018, China was the second largest source of auto parts imported into the U.S., second only to Mexico and totaling over $20.1 billion worth of product. Furthermore, the president’s suggestion that a 25% tariff could be levied on an additional $325 billion in imports from China, without knowing which goods would be impacted, creates even more uncertainty for the business community.

Auto Care Association Communities Offer 2019 Leadership 2.0 Scholarship to Industry Professionals

Posted by Auto Care News on May 06, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – May 6, 2019 – The Import Vehicle Community and the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), communities of the Auto Care Association, are offering full scholarships for two association members to attend the highly acclaimed University of the Aftermarket’s 2019-2020 Leadership 2.0 Program. The scholarship is presented through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation and is valued at more than $6,000 and includes the price of tuition, class materials and meals.