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Auto Care Association Named Red Hot Association

Posted by Auto Care News on June 22, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – June 22, 2018 – The Auto Care Association was recognized as a “Red Hot Association” by DCA Live at the DCA Live 2018 Red Hot Not Profits and Associations event this week in Arlington, Va. The event honored Washington, D.C.-based organizations that demonstrated performance as a high growth or innovative nonprofit or association.

Auto Care Association Supports Supreme Court Decision Allowing States to Collect Online Sales Tax

Posted by Auto Care News on June 21, 2018
The Auto Care Association applauds today’s decision by the Supreme Court to permit states to collect sales tax on purchases of products made over the Internet. The 5-4 decision means that online sellers will now be on a level playing field with brick and mortar retailers regarding charging sales tax. The Auto Care Association had filed an amicus brief with other retail groups urging the Supreme Court to hear the case based on the price advantage that the current system provided on-line sellers. The decision overturns a previous Supreme Court decision that required companies to have a physical presence in the state where the purchaser resided in order to charge sales tax.

U.S. Aftermarket to Grow at an Annual Rate (CAGR) of 3.4% through 2021

Posted by Auto Care News on June 21, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4 percent through 2021, according to the “2018 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association.


The 2018 Joint Channel Forecast Model also predicts that the total aftermarket sales will grow from $286 billion in 2017 to $327 billion in 2021, an increase of nearly $41 billion over the four-year period.

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Auto Care Association Joins Broad-based Coalition in Support of National Standard for Accurate Product Labeling

Posted by Auto Care News on June 19, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – June 19, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced it has joined the Coalition for Accurate Product Labels, which advocates for meaningful, science-based information about the products consumers buy and use. The group represents more than 60 organizations, including farmers, manufacturers, small businesses and retailers.

Deadline Approaching for Auto Care Association Trade Mission to Chile

Posted by Auto Care News on June 14, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – June 14, 2018 – The registration deadline is quickly approaching for companies interested in joining the Auto Care Association’s Trade Mission to Chile. The trade mission will take place on Aug. 21 – 22, 2018, and the deadline to register is July 6.

Auto Care Association Releases Auto Care Factbook 2019 and Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2019

Posted by Auto Care News on June 13, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – June 13, 2018 – The Auto Care Association has released its industry-leading online publications, the Auto Care Factbook 2019 and the Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2019.

Women in Auto Care Launches 2018 Awards Season for Outstanding Women and Communicators in the Auto Care Industry

Posted by Auto Care News on June 06, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – June 6, 2018 – Women in Auto Care, a global community of auto care professionals dedicated to advancing women in the auto care industry, today announced the opening of its 2018 awards season. This year’s award season includes the community’s Women of the Year Awards and the Automotive Communications Awards. Award recipients will be honored on Oct. 30, 2018 at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.