benefits & resources
The Auto Care Association is committed to connecting its members to each
other, the auto care industry and to consumers. We empower our members with
access to networks, products, programs and resources to help their
Your Auto Care Association benefits include:
The Industry Speaks!
If you're on the fence about becoming a member of Auto Care, I think
you're missing a lot of really great benefits of being a member.
Jacki Lutz, Sensata Technologies
Discounts on industry standards and tools which are built, managed, and
offered by the Auto Care Association. The association aggregates research
throughout the industry and generates and maintains the consistent
standards language used to communicate attributes, brands, and qualifiers
of products as they relate to vehicles and more throughout the
aftermarket. These standards are commonly referred to as '
ACES' and '
Care can support your use of these standards, help connect you to
resources that will expand your footprint in the industry, and help your
business seamlessly communicate saving you time and money. The Association
is continuously expanding coverage and associated product offerings.
to discuss how our products can help your business. Our products are
accessible to Association members and non-members. Members enjoy
significant discounts on all
technology product offerings.
Networking & Events
AAPEX: As the annual showcase for the $1.7 trillion global automotive auto
care market, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) engages
approximately 163,000 auto care professionals from around the globe. At
AAPEX, you will find products and meet people needed to grow your
business, including auto care industry decision makers. The Auto Care
Association is pleased to offer our members a reduced exhibition booth
price at the AAPEX show and complimentary access to the Auto Care
Association Member Center adjacent to the show floor. Members are also
welcome to attend the numerous education sessions, and networking
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW)
is an annual business-to-business conference that focuses on the
Independent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Distributor industry. Upon approval,
members can exhibit at HDAW and receive the member-only booth discount and
complimentary access to our business centers, as well as discounted
registration for buyer attendees.
Networking opportunities: Auto Care Association members have the opportunity to connect with
business partners at more than ten dynamic meetings and events throughout
Volunteer leadership: All Auto Care Association members are invited to select at least one of
the twelve distinct professional communities to join. Every community has
its own governance, committee assignments and meetings, and many conduct
their own conferences. Where ever you are, you belong - bring your tribe.
The Auto Care Factbook: Auto Care Association members stay informed with an annual
complimentary copy of the award winning Factbook, which provides a
comprehensive overview of the entire auto care industry.
Digital Hub: The Hub is where you an find our publications, guides, webinars and
more, including the Factbook and other industry-leading market research.
The Interactive Demand Index: provides users the ability to know how their products are performing
against the market. The Index is based on unit-level point of sales
transaction data for 15 product lines from a comprehensive list of retail
and commercial distribution businesses. With just a few clicks, users can
view custom date ranges of data, drill down on points just by hovering
with their cursor, overlay categories and export data to compare with
their own business performance.
Defending the auto care industry: The Auto Care Association is often the only national organization
defending the interests of the auto care industry and protecting its right
to conduct business. The Auto Care Association represents the auto care
market and its interests before federal and state legislators and
regulators to ensure that your concerns are recognized and understood by
the country's decision-makers. The Auto Care Association actively
communicates with legislators and lobbies for government policies that are
favorable to your business.
The Legislative Action Center: Members can get personally involved in legislative efforts by using the
Auto Care Association’s Legislative Action Center to contact their elected
representatives about important issues affecting the auto care industry.
International & Trade
Business Opportunities: our business is becoming more borderless every day—a rapidly-growing
segment of the global economy. The Auto Care Association works to support
international regulations and treaties that assist the industry's efforts
to reach customers everywhere and break down trade barriers in emerging
markets. The association has an ever-increasing presence in the
international automotive community, identifying and promoting
international business opportunities for our members.