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Deadline Extended for Auto Care Association Trade Mission to Colombia

Posted by Auto Care News on April 11, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – April 11, 2019 – The registration deadline for companies interested in joining the Auto Care Association’s trade mission to Colombia has been extended to April 30. The trade mission will take place June 5-6, 2019 and is open to all companies in the auto care industry.
Keywords: international, events

Auto Care Association to Host Teleforum on Maintaining Positive Relationships with Commercial Customers

Posted by Auto Care News on April 11, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – April 11, 2019 – Customer service interactions are an important part of how your commercial customers view the service provided by manufacturers and manufacturers’ rep agencies. The Auto Care Association’s Manufacturers’ Reps Council will host a one-hour teleforum with industry leaders discussing the best practices and approaches to maintaining positive relationships with commercial customers before, during and after their customer service experience with your business. The teleforum will take place Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Auto Care Association Accepting Award Nominations for Leadership in Education, Innovation and the Next Generation

Posted by Auto Care News on April 10, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – April 10, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced it is accepting nominations for its 2019 “Impact Award: Four for the Future,” Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Award and Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award. The three awards are given each year to individuals and companies demonstrating excellence in the auto care industry through professional development and educational initiatives for the advancement of the next generation. All Auto Care Association member companies and employees are eligible to participate.
Keywords: education

Experts: Vehicle Data Access and Choice Necessary for Drivers

Posted by Auto Care News on April 09, 2019

Panel discussion on connected cars explored consumer rights, data privacy and federal and state policies related to vehicle data


BETHESDA, Md. – April 9, 2019 – This year’s Washington Auto Show, currently taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., features some of the latest technological innovations driving the auto industry into new frontiers, including connected and autonomous vehicles. But what many consumers don’t know about are the vast amounts of data these vehicles collect—or with whom vehicle manufacturers share this data.

Keywords: telematics

Auto Care Association CEO Urges Trump Administration to Keep U.S.-Mexico Border Open for Trade

Posted by Auto Care News on April 04, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – April 4, 2019 – The following statement can be attributed to Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey:

“The Auto Care Association urges the Trump Administration to keep the border between the United States and Mexico open for business,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association. “The majority of auto parts imported into the United States come from Mexico, with over $55 billion imported in 2017...

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.