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Auto Care Association to FTC: FTC Must Lead Efforts to Ensure Competitive Repair Industry

Posted by Auto Care News on July 18, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – July 18, 2019 – On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, Auto Care Association, testified before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) during a public workshop on policies and research related to manufacturers limiting third-party repairs.

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Auto Care Association Salutes Connecticut for Passage of Magnuson-Moss Legislation

Posted by Auto Care News on July 09, 2015
BETHESDA, MD – July 9, 2015 – The Auto Care Association salutes the Connecticut legislature for passing state bill S. 99, which mandates that at the time of the sale of a new motor vehicle, a new car dealer must deliver to the purchaser of the vehicle a printed explanation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

Senator Urges FTC to Take Action Against Carmakers’ Misleading Warranty Tactics

Posted by Auto Care News on October 27, 2014
Auto Care Association Complaints Get Attention

BETHESDA, MD – October 27, 2014 -- Echoing the long-standing contention by the Auto Care Association that automakers mislead consumers into wrongfully believing that serving their vehicles outside dealerships might void warranties, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has assailed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about its lack of urgency in clarifying its interpretation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

Trade Associations Insist that FTC Take Action Against Kia

Posted by Auto Care News on May 28, 2014
BETHESDA, MD – May 27, 2014 -- The Auto Care Association, Automotive Oil Change Association, Service Station Dealers of America and Tire Industry Association joined forces to call on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take immediate action to have Kia withdraw a technical bulletin warning consumers not to use non-OEM filters, which is clearly a violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA).