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Our mission is to protect and advance the interests of businesses providing aftermarket products and services for all classes of motor vehicles.

Your businesses are essential to keep the global supply chain running. Auto Care Association is essential to help your business navigate the evolving landscape.

 

join auto care to receive these benefits

 

40 +

professional staff dedicated to you

 

3000+

legislative proposals navigated on your behalf in just the past year

 

$30 million

effort defeated to win Right to Repair for the second time

 

3

of the industry's most powerful resources to increase your sales

 

25+

virtual opportunities to network and do business

 

164 countries

with aftermarket members to connect with

 

100,000 peers

available to network with at events

 

12

role and segment based communities to find your tribe

 

8

committees to shape the future of the industry

 

85 awards

to recognize your talent

 

50 scholarships

to fuel your future

what our members are saying

Our Membership Spans Across The Globe



The foundation of the Association is our membership which is represented not only in the U.S., but across the globe: Members from six continents and 164 countries represent this $2 trillion global industry. 

top reasons to join

Data Standards

The single most effective way to communicate with your trading partners. Get the right part, to the right place, at the right time using data standards to speak the same technical language as your customers.


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Advocacy on Your Behalf

Our Government Affairs team represents your interests before federal and state legislators and regulators, and advocates for policies that are favorable to your business.


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Interactive Data and Market Research

Driven by a commitment to innovation and agility, we produce industry leading data and research designed to help you make better business decisions in an evolving landscape.


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Networking and Events

Connect with business partners at virtual and in-person events across the globe such as AAPEX, HDAW, community events, trade missions, technology seminars and more.


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Expand Your Business Into International Markets

Through strategic partnerships and resources around the globe, we work to identify and promote international business opportunities to better position you in expanding and exploring new markets.


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Professional Development

Looking to find your tribe? Nominate yourself for an award? Earn a scholarship? Find a new career? Shape the future of the industry? We offer all of these to you.


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how membership benefits your business

state of auto care 2021

The Auto Care Association serves members in a variety of important ways, each designed to help them maintain their position as innovative and impactful businesses. Our government affairs department 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. We provide access to the most widely-used standards in North America and best practices in e-commerce and technology to help lower costs and increase efficiency. We develop our members’ professional skills with a full calendar of education, meetings and events plus tools and resources for their career.

Our market intelligence and data innovation experts assess trends that are reshaping the industry, and our international program assists members seeking opportunities in the lucrative global market. Any automotive aftermarket company throughout the supply chain can benefit from what we do.

Just one year of Auto Care Association membership provides the benefits you see here and so much more. Imagine how your business will benefit if you join us for the long-haul. Learn more about your Association in our State of Auto Care Report.

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New Membership Dues

L1 - Company's Annual Global Revenues: Under $1 million
Level 1Membership Dues: $995
L2: Company's Annual Global Revenues: $1 - $2 million
Level 2Membership Dues: $1,950
L3: Company's Annual Global Revenues: $2.01 - $5 million
Level 3Membership Dues: $2,200
L4: Company's Annual Global Revenues: $5.01 -  $10 million
Level 4Membership Dues: $2,450
L5: Company's Annual Global Revenues: $10.01 - $25 million
Level 5Membership Dues: $3,200
L6: Company's Annual Global Revenues: $25.01-$50 million
Level 6Membership Dues: $6,100
L7: Company's Annual Global Revenues: $50.01 - $100 million
Level 7Membership Dues: $7,150
L8: Company's Annual Global Revenues: $100.01 - $250 million
Level 8Membership Dues: $8,150
L9: Company's Annual Global Revenues: $250.01 - $500 million
Level 9Membership Dues: $9,150
L10 Company's Annual Global Revenues: $500.01 - $1 billion
Level 10Membership Dues: $11,950
L11: Company's Annual Global Revenues: $1.01 - $2.5 billion
Level 11Membership Dues: $19,750
L12: Company's Annual Global Revenues: $2.51 - $5 billion
Level 12Membership Dues: $25,250
L13: Company's Annual Global Revenues: $5.01 - $10 billion
Level 13Membership Dues: $28,750
L14: Company's Annual Global Revenues: Over $10 billion
Level 14Membership Dues: $32,250

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to join the Auto Care Association?

Companies are eligible for Auto Care Association membership if they are primarily engaged in the manufacture, supply, distribution or sale of parts and supplies for the motor vehicle auto care market, or in providing management, marketing or other business services to the auto care industry. 

These industries include:

  • Automotive warehouse distributors
  • Car care professionals
  • Import vehicles
  • Filter manufacturers
  • Paint, body and equipment
See the entire list here.
How do I join the Auto Care Association and how much are my dues?

The Auto Care Association member cost is based on a dues scale, and is calculated by each member’s annual global revenues.

Joining is easy. Simply complete our online membership application.

Become a member today, and take advantage of membership benefits that include:

  • Access to market intelligence
  • Digital and in-person networking events that provide opportunities to increase your business
  • Representation on legislation and regulatory actions that impact the automotive care industry
  • Webinars that offer valuable information on getting more business
  • The latest education on emerging vehicle technologies and more.
When is my memberhip renewed?

The Auto Care Association renewal process occurs on the date that you joined the association.

Don’t let your membership lapse – you’ll miss out on valuable membership benefits and opportunities, including:

  • Webinars
  • The latest automotive industry news
  • Annual events
  • Government affairs representation

And more.

What is an Auto Care Association "community" and how do I choose which one to belong to?

Each Auto Care Association community represents a professional product line or business function within the auto care industry. Upon joining the Auto Care Association, every member selects a segment that is of the most interest to their business.  

Communities include:

  • Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG)
  • Upholstery and Trim International Council (UTIC)
  • Manufacturer’s Representatives
  • Car Care Professionals Network

And more.

Join the Auto Care Association today and choose the segment communities that give you the most opportunities to advance your business.

Can I join more than one community?

Yes. Take advantage of the Auto Care Plus membership and participate in additional communities for just $400. These “plus” memberships allow your company to participate in and enjoy full member benefits from multiple sectors of the Auto Care Association. 

Here are some of the segment communities you can join:

  • Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association
  • Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists

And more!

Do members receive a complimentary copy of the latest Auto Care Factbook?

Yes, in early summer all employees Auto Care member companies at can access a free copy of the latest version of the Auto Care Association’s annual Auto Care Factbook—the auto care industry’s standard reference for tracking economic and industry indicators. 

The factbook has downloadable charts, tables and graphs that break down valuable information for you to boost your automotive business opportunities, as well as hyperlinks and bookmarks to automotive industry websites.

How can I save money through my Auto Care Association membership?
Members who take advantage of the Auto Care Association’s programs and products can save thousands of dollars through discounts on education, market research and business services. 

Education opportunities include Auto Care webinars and conferences.

Auto Care member discounts on trade show participation, technology standards and other Auto Care Association programs can easily exceed the cost of membership.

Some of these discounts are: 

  • Market Intelligence – the Auto Care Factbook and TrendLens interactive data platform
  • Tradeshows – AAPEX, HDAW
  • Government Affairs – Legislative Action Center
  • Industry Job Board
  • International Affairs

And more!

What makes the Auto Care Association the best trade association for the automotive aftermarket?

The Auto Care Association is the only automotive aftermarket trade association that represents the entire supply chain. The Auto Care Association’s vertically integrated membership includes manufacturers, warehouse distributors, jobbers, retailers, service chains, manufacturers’ reps and independent repair shops and other auto care-related businesses and organizations. 

Only the Auto Care Association provides suppliers with direct access to buyers and vice versa. 

Auto Care also provides up to date news and information on automotive technology, legislation and regulations that affect the industry. Members also earn networking opportunities at our digital and in-person events.

Members can also participate in webinars that offer information they can use to boost their business, as well as marketing intelligence products that contain data not found elsewhere.

Join Auto Care today.

What meetings or other events are available to Auto Care Association Members?
The Auto Care Association sponsors a large number of auto industry events that cater to virtually all sectors of the auto care industry. 

These include our two major trade shows: AAPEX and HDAW, our Spring and Fall Leadership Days for volunteer leaders, numerous segment-specific conferences and functions, as well as events hosted by our affiliated communities.

Other events you can attend and participate in include:

  • Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference
  • ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference
  • Auto Care Association Spring Leadership Days
  • Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) Conference 
  • Trade Missions and International Technology Seminars

And more!

But you can only take advantage of these opportunities by becoming an Auto Care Association member.

What education or training programs does the Auto Care Association offer?
The Auto Care Association offers a variety of automotive industry continuing education events, materials and resources for auto care industry companies and their employees. 

Sessions are offered during AAPEX, at various Auto Care Association community conferences, as well as through webinars throughout the year and through its support and participation with other organizations’ conferences.

When you join the Auto Care Association, here are just a few of the education and training opportunities available:
  • Auto industry webinars
  • Continuing education networking and conference events
  • Young Auto Care networking group

Join Auto Care today and participate in new education and career opportunities to grow your automotive industry business.

I want to exhibit at AAPEX in Las Vegas. Do I qualify for the Auto Care Association member discount on booth space?
Auto Care Association member manufacturers and business service providers with annual auto care market sales of $1 million or more qualify for a 43 percent discount on standard AAPEX booth rates—a savings of $1,500 off the cost of each 10’ x 10’ booth. 

In order to receive this discount, your Auto Care Association membership must be activated by Oct. 1. 

Learn more about AAPEX.  


meet our team

sara greene
Sara Greene
Director, Membership

sara.greene@autocare.org

 

(240) 333-1023

todd finnerty
Todd Finnerty
Manager, Membership

todd.finnerty@autocare.org

 

(240) 333-1081

amber a
Amber Andracsek
Associate, Membership

amber.andracsek@autocare.org

 

(240) 333-1025