data access industry engagement


Access to vehicle data is under threat, putting at risk jobs and livelihoods of the 4.7 million members of the independent auto care industry. If consumers nationwide can't choose an independent repair shop for their maintenance and repair needs, our industry won't have customers.

Now is the time for the independent aftermarket to unite and fight to ensure direct access to vehicle data.

Join the Auto Care Association, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ and other aftermarket leaders in pressing policymakers to pass legislation that ensures vehicle owners’ maintain their right to choose where they take their vehicles for maintenance and repair.


We’re looking for industry leaders and their organizations to commit to delivering multiple activities that increase issue awareness and engagement among aftermarket employees and consumers nationwide. You can help in a variety of ways.

  • For company executives, sign the vehicle data access and control company pledge .
  • For everyone, sign the vehicle access and control petition ; follow the industry’s consumer campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. ™ on Facebook and Twitter , and tell your friends and family about our fight, why it matters and ask for their support.

Do what works for your organization, but do something that helps the aftermarket. Your role in helping us spread awareness is vital. Use the vehicle data toolkit to find resources and information. Most importantly – use your voice to talk about how this issue affects you. 


Access to vehicle data is the priority policy issue for the aftermarket. No one is more proud or passionate about our industry than we are. And no one can advocate for us and tell our story better than we can.

We will celebrate companies that commit to help raise awareness and ultimately, preserve our industry, by displaying their logos. In addition, we will give out a special award, the Vehicle Data Access and Control (VDAC) Award, at AAPEX for the organizations that go beyond their commitments and deliver ongoing and multi-faceted engagement activities. See the companies already leading the fight.

+ Click here to learn more about the vehicle data access and control award


Kirsten Zaremba
Senior Director, Marketing
Auto Care Association
(240) 333-1084

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