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Data Standards Subscriptions

All Auto Care technology product subscriptions are for 12 months and must be renewed on an annual basis to maintain access to the selected product(s). To obtain Auto Care Association member rates, companies must be current Auto Care members in good standing. To learn more about the benefits of becoming an Auto Care Association member company, and to apply, please visit the membership page!

Subscriptions include:

  • Access to purchased product downloads on Autocarevip.com
  • Data Standards documentation in Auto Care Digital Hub
  • Release notes communications for the data standards and their supporting databases
  • Communications on industry networking, training and educational events related to using the data standards and their supporting databases and other technology related topics.

See all pricing below and when ready to subscribe, click here to start the online process.

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VCDB Pricing

The Vehicle Configuration database (VCdb) is used in the ACES data standard.

A subscription to the VCdb automatically provides access to the Qualifier database (Qdb).

VCdb
Light Duty & Power Sports

Includes Light Duty Vehicles and Powersports vehicle types sold in United States, Canada and Mexico.

Revenue Range  Member  Non-Member
 $0 - $5M  $3,218 $7,021
 $5 - $50M  $4,451 $9,710
 $50M - $1B  $5,135 $11,204
 $1B+  $6,847 $14,939

 

VCdb Light Duty South America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru)

Includes Light Duty vehicle types sold in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru.

Revenue Range     Member    Non-Member  
 $0 - $5M  $3,500  $5,250
 $5 - $50M  $4,500 $6,750
 $50M - $1B  $5,500 $8,250
 $1B+  $7,500 $11,250

 

Medium & Heavy Truck

Includes medium and heavy duty truck vehicle types (classes 4-8) sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Revenue Range     Member Non-Member
 $0 - $5M  $3,500  $4,400
 $5 - $50M  $4,100 $6,200
 $50M - $1B  $4,800 $7,200
 $1B+  $5,700 $8,500

 

Off-Highway and Equipment

Includes Off-Highway and Equipment vehicle types sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Revenue Range     Member Non-Member
 $0 - $5M  $3,500  $4,400
 $5 - $50M  $4,100 $6,200
 $50M - $1B  $4,800 $7,200
 $1B+  $5,700 $8,500

 

PADB Pricing

The Product Attribute database (PAdb) is used in the PIES data standard.

 Revenue Range  Member   Non-Member 
 $0 - $5M  $1,100 $2,300
 $5M - $50M  $1,575 $4,500
 $50M - $1B  $3,425 $10,000
 $1B+  $5,500 $15,950

 

PAdb

iShop Pricing

 
Revenue Range  Member Non-Member
 Inspection Server  $2,500  $4,500
 Shop Management Server  $5,000 $7,500

 

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Spanish Translation Pricing

Also available as a subscription are Spanish translations for the VCdb, Qdb, PCdb and PAdb databases.

*To subscribe to the Spanish translations, users must have a subscription to one of the VCdbs as well as the PAdb.
For further information, contact
membership@autocare.org.

 

 Member Non-Member
 $2,500 $5,000

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long after payment will my subscription be active?
Access for the product you have subscribed to will be active as soon as (not before) Auto Care processes your payment. Payment by credit card has the fastest turnaround and is recommended. You will have access to the purchased data for one calendar year from the day payment is processed. Auto Care can pro-rate new subscriptions to align with the billing cycle of any existing products for a simplified renewal process.
Do I need a subscription to use the ACES and PIES data standards?
No. The ACES and PIES data standards are free to the industry to use. However, the ACES and PIES data standards utilize multiple supporting relational databases (VCdb, Qdb, PCdb, PAdb, Brand Table), some of which require a subscription. See our subscriptions page to find out which ones require a paid subscription.

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