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
professional staff dedicated to you
legislative proposals navigated on your behalf in just the past year
effort defeated to win Right to Repair for the second time
of the industry's most powerful resources to increase your sales
virtual opportunities to network and do business
with aftermarket members to connect with
available to network with at events
role and segment based communities to find your tribe
committees to shape the future of the industry
to recognize your talent
to fuel your future
what our members are saying
Auto Care has opportunities for all levels: from the senior vice president to the individual that’s driving the truck.David Castillo Warren Distribution
Join the Auto Care Association. Be a part of it. Be a part of what makes it happen to protect yourself and our industry.Dwayne Myers Dynamic Automotive
top reasons to join
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.
Our Government Affairs team represents your interests before federal and state legislators and regulators, and advocates for policies that are favorable to your business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
how membership benefits your business
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.
|Level 1||Membership Dues: $995|
|Level 2||Membership Dues: $1,950|
|Level 3||Membership Dues: $2,200|
|Level 4||Membership Dues: $2,450|
|Level 5||Membership Dues: $3,200|
|Level 6||Membership Dues: $6,100|
|Level 7||Membership Dues: $7,150|
|Level 8||Membership Dues: $8,150|
|Level 9||Membership Dues: $9,150|
|Level 10||Membership Dues: $11,950|
|Level 11||Membership Dues: $19,750|
|Level 12||Membership Dues: $25,250|
|Level 13||Membership Dues: $28,750|
|Level 14||Membership Dues: $32,250|
Frequently Asked Questions
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
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.
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:
- The latest automotive industry news
- Annual events
- Government affairs representation
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.
- Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG)
- Upholstery and Trim International Council (UTIC)
- Manufacturer’s Representatives
- Car Care Professionals Network
Join the Auto Care Association today and choose the segment communities that give you the most opportunities to advance your business.
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
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.
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
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.
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
But you can only take advantage of these opportunities by becoming an Auto Care Association member.
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.
In order to receive this discount, your Auto Care Association membership must be activated by Oct. 1.
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