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Registration Now Open for 2019 Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on March 19, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – March 19, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced registration is now open for its 2019 Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) Conference. The two-and-a-half day event will be held May 15-17 in San Diego, Calif. at the Hard Rock Hotel. The PBES Conference is an annual education event that brings together the leaders of the automotive aftermarket paint, body and equipment industry.

YANG Announces 2019 Leadership Conference Speakers, Opens Applications for “Five for Five” Rapid-fire Session

Posted by Auto Care News on March 13, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – March 13, 2019 – The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), an Auto Care Association community made up of over 1,500 under-40 industry professionals, today announced the complete lineup of featured keynotes for the 2019 YANG Leadership Conference and is inviting conference attendees to join these speakers by participating in its “Five for Five” rapid-fire presentations session. The conference will take place May 10-11 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Fla.

Webinar Registration Now Open: Business Opportunities in Colombia

Posted by Auto Care News on February 28, 2019

 BETHESDA, Md. – February 28, 2019 – The Auto Care Association and the American Chamber of Commerce in Colombia will be hosting a free webinar on business opportunities in the automotive industry in Colombia. The hour-long webinar will take place on March 19, 2019 at 3 p.m. ET and will provide participants with a country profile, market information, best business prospects and information on the association’s upcoming trade mission to Colombia, June 5-6, 2019. 

Auto Care Association and National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Announce 2019 World Class Technicians

Posted by Auto Care News on February 27, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – February 27, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the latest recipients of the 2019 World Class Technician award. In partnership with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the two organizations provide this annual designation to recognize professional technicians who have achieved the extraordinary accomplishment of ASE certification in 22 specialty areas during the 2018 certification test administration. The tests include: A1-A8 (automotive), T1-T8 (medium/heavy truck), B2-B5 (collision repair) and L1, L2 (advanced).    

Tools and Equipment Purchasing Decisions Largely Driven by Warranty and Word of Mouth

Posted by Auto Care News on February 07, 2019

New Tools and Equipment Purchasing Trends Study enables buyers to make informed and strategic decisions when buying products


BETHESDA, Md. – February 7, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced the release of its latest market intelligence research publication, Purchasing Trends Study - Tools and Equipment 2018. The report defines and explores the key factors influencing current and future purchasing decisions of professionals who utilize shop tools and equipment for automotive repair.

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Young Auto Care Network Group Announces 2019 Q1 Regional Meet-Up Events

Posted by Auto Care News on January 30, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – January 30, 2019 – The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), a community of the Auto Care Association, has announced its latest lineup of Regional Meet-Up events for the 2019 Q1 period (January – March). YANG’s Regional Meet-Up events provide attendees with a fun atmosphere to network with industry peers and to gain professional development insights through workshops lead by industry leaders.

Early Bird Registration Open for 2019 YANG Leadership Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on January 24, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – January 24, 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 fourth annual YANG Leadership Conference. The conference will take place May 10-11 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Fla.