Advocating for the Industry
Our Government Affairs team represents the industry’s complex set of interests before federal and state legislators and regulators, and advocates for policies that are favorable to our member businesses.
industry (projected $448 billion in 2022)
people employed in the industry
vehicles on the road
We are working tirelessly on the Federal, State and local level to educate officials on how COVID-19 impacts the auto care industry. We have summaries of current federal and state response efforts as well as joint advocacy letters that we have signed onto with other trade associations impacted by COVID-19.
We advocate for consumer access to and control of vehicle data. We represent the interests of all drivers, individual car owners and the independent aftermarket industry that serve them. We’re fighting to secure choice and put car data back where it belongs – in the hands of car owners.
Working on your behalf
The Government Affairs team meets with state and federal policymakers on a daily basis, pushing for pro-auto care industry policies. However, we need your help. Member advocacy takes many forms, from supporting fundraising efforts to reaching out to your elected officials. We want to empower you to become the most effective advocate you can be. Are you ready to help?
Advocating for our Industry
Last year was significant for businesses across the country as COVID-19 shut down many parts of our economy. The Auto Care Association stepped in to ensure that our industry was declared essential and had access to federal funding to keep our businesses open. And in November, we celebrated a significant Right to Repair victory in Massachusetts, bringing us closer to our goal of being able to access vehicle repair data and serve our customers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Aftermarket Associations Oppose ‘Cash for Clunkers’
Auto Care Association Joins More Than 100 Business Organizations to Launch America's Recovery Fund Coalition
Auto Care Association and AASA Urge President Trump to Push Efforts to Protect Auto Industry During COVID-19 Pandemic
Federal Government Issues Guidance to Define Vehicle Service and Repair as Essential Service