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Data Innovation Center to Showcase New Data Solutions at AAPEX 2019

Posted by Auto Care News on October 17, 2019
LAS VEGAS – October 17, 2019 – For over 100 years, the Auto Care Association has been a trusted business partner in the automotive aftermarket, developing technical solutions to industry-wide challenges that help companies plan and grow their businesses. At this year’s AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo), taking place Nov. 5-7 in Las Vegas, Nev., the Auto Care Association aims to build on this longstanding partnership by giving attendees the opportunity to see its 21st-century solutions—live and in-person at the first ever Auto Care Data Innovation Center.

Emerging Vehicle Technologies and Aftermarket Opportunities to be Presented at AAPEX 2019

Posted by Auto Care News on October 16, 2019

Auto Care Association and partners offering industry education and solutions regarding ADAS, CAV, V2X, Embedded Systems and SVI


LAS VEGAS – October 16, 2019 – Attendees at this year’s AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo), taking place Nov. 5-7 in Las Vegas, will have the opportunity to see how the auto care industry is staying competitive in the age of advanced vehicle technologies. The aftermarket will soon be maintaining the cars of tomorrow and the Auto Care Association’s Emerging Technologies Booth at AAPEX will present the latest solutions for standardization of the maintenance and repair of automated systems—ensuring safe and dependable vehicle operation long after the warranty expires.

Auto Care Association Presents New On-Demand Webinar: Ocean Shipping Changes As a Result of IMO 2020

Posted by Auto Care News on October 02, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – October 2, 2019 – On Sept. 26, the Auto Care Association’s Import Vehicle Community hosted a webinar on changes, disruptions and cost increases in ocean shipping as a result of IMO 2020. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will implement a new mandatory requirement to reduce sulfur oxide emissions worldwide by 85%. This is one of the largest reductions in sulfur content of transportation fuel taken at one time and one of the most dramatic fuel regulation changes ever implemented.

Women in Auto Care Announces 2019 Women of the Year Award Winners

Posted by Auto Care News on October 01, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – October 1, 2019 – Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, today announced the recipients of the 2019 Women of the Year Awards. The Women of the Year Awards include the “Auto Care Woman of the Year”, “Auto Care Woman of Excellence” and “Female Shop Owner of the Year,” which annually recognize the outstanding female contributors making a difference in the automotive industry.

Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ Partners with Federated Auto Parts for Federated Auto Parts 400

Posted by Auto Care News on September 20, 2019

National campaign takes fight to the NASCAR track to spread awareness of the importance of consumer access and control of car data 


BETHESDA, Md. – September 20, 2019 – Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™, a national education campaign, has partnered with Federated Auto Parts to bring attention to an urgent issue for drivers everywhere—car data access and control. The campaign will be featured at the upcoming Federated Auto Parts 400, the annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held at the Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va.

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2019 Education, Impact Award Recipients Announced by Auto Care Association

Posted by Auto Care News on September 19, 2019

 BETHESDA, Md. – September 19, 2019 – The Auto Care Association yesterday announced the recipients of its 2019 awards recognizing excellence in education, innovation and the next generation in the auto care industry. The awards were announced during the association's Fall Leadership Days event currently taking place in Washington, D.C., and included the Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award, the Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Award and the Impact Award: Four for the Future awards. 

Auto Care Association and AASA Partner on Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ Campaign

Posted by Auto Care News on September 18, 2019

Auto Care Association and AASA Boards agree consumers’ right to access and control vehicle data is critical to future of the independent automotive aftermarket


BETHESDA, Md. – September 18, 2019 – The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) today announced a strategic partnership to educate and activate the industry and consumers in the fight for access to, and control of, vehicle data through the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ national consumer education campaign.