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Auto Care Association Hosts Business Development Trade Mission and Technology Standards Seminar in Colombia

Posted by Auto Care News on June 19, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – June 19, 2019 – The Auto Care Association hosted a delegation of automotive aftermarket companies on a trade mission to Bogota, Colombia, June 5-6 to develop and expand business opportunities in the market. Through a partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Colombia (AmCham), the delegation participated in business-to-business meetings with potential clients matched to each company’s products and specific business objectives.

Keywords: international

Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey Testifies Before USTR on Fourth Section 301 China Tariff

Posted by Auto Care News on June 18, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – June 18, 2019 – Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey testified earlier today before the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington, D.C. on the latest proposed fourth Section 301 tariff list on imports from China. Hanvey voiced our support for the Trump administration’s efforts to address China’s unfair trade policies but warned the administration of the negative impact tariffs are having on our industry’s supply chain.

Demand Index Bridges Gap Between Product Line Performance and Market

Posted by Auto Care News on June 18, 2019

Auto Care Association’s Demand Index provides automotive aftermarket one-of-a-kind insight into product line market trends


BETHESDA, Md. – June 18, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced the release of its new Demand Index, developed to enable auto care industry companies to view product category performance trends detailing the monthly demand of automotive aftermarket product lines in the U.S. This data can offer one-of-a-kind insight into company product performance versus the market, including a more accurate gauge of the strengths, opportunities and gaps to improve strategic decision-making. Aftermarket executives can utilize the index and its true market data as a valuable forecasting tool to observe historical trends and infer how the market will behave in the future. Category and product managers are also able to utilize the tool as a barometer for product performance against the market.

Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. Partners with Clay Millican as Co-Primary Sponsor at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Posted by Auto Care News on June 11, 2019

National campaign engages with popular sporting event to drive home importance of car data access and control


BRISTOL, Tenn. – June 11, 2019 – The national education and advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. will be a major sponsor of the Clay Millican-driven Top Fuel Dragster for the upcoming NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., June 14 – 16. The campaign is a co-sponsor with Parts Plus for the Straightline Strategy Group dragster. 

Women in Auto Care Now Accepting 2019 Automotive Communications Awards Submissions

Posted by Auto Care News on May 30, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – May 30, 2019 – Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, today announced the opening of its 2019 Automotive Communications Awards. The annual awards recognize companies and agencies that provide automotive information to consumers and trade professionals through outstanding advertising, marketing, merchandising and effective PR.

Keywords: auto care industry

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.