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Government Relations

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.

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$516 billion




people employed in the industry


292 million

vehicles on the road



service outlets

Current Issues

Right To Repair

After defeating the automakers in Massachusetts for a second time, we hope that action by voters will spur serious consideration of a data access bill on Capitol Hill to ensure that all U.S. car owners can continue to decide where and how their vehicle is maintained.

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COVID-19 Relief

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.

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National Right to Repair

We advocate for consumer access to and control of vehicle repair and maintenance 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.

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Trade Updates

Resources on U.S. and international trade policy affecting our membership and the auto care industry. Key trade issues include Steel and Aluminum Imports 232 Tariffs, Auto Imports 232 Investigation, Chinese Imports 301 Tariffs and USMCA.

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Magnuson Moss

Education and action items on the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which prohibits product manufacturers from conditioning consumer warranties on the use of any original equipment part or service.

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Vehicle Safety Inspections

State-specific education on vehicle safety inspections, which save lives and improve vehicle reliability.

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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?

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Advocacy is essential


Advocacy is essential, and by adding your voice, our impact adds up. This report details our 2021 efforts across all three facets of advocacy: grassroots, lobbying and PAC. However, in order to be effective, we must have your support and engagement. The 2021 Advocacy Report details ways you can get involved - and we made it as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Read the 2021 Auto Care Advocacy Report

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Meet Our Team

Lisa Foshee
SVP, Government Affairs & General Counsel



(240) 333-1020

Mike Tanner
Director, Vehicle Technology & Innovation



(240) 333-1018

Tod Moore
Manager, Grassroots & Advocacy



(240) 333-1028