Import Vehicle Community
Serving the needs of all businesses engaged in import nameplate products and services
The Import Vehicle Community of the Auto Care Association that is hyper-focused on serving the needs of all businesses engaged in import nameplate products and services. Irrespective of the business' size or share of the business devoted to import nameplate products and services, the Import Vehicle Community’s benefit is unchanged.
We develop and deliver opportunities to increase member businesses’ profitability and prospects. Correspondingly, we work to remove obstacles to member businesses’ profitability and prospects. The Import Vehicle segment is a community. We welcome you.
Explore What We Do
Discussions on Key Issues Facing Our Industry
Unique opportunities during our “Community Forums” at Auto Care Association’s Leadership Days and "Coffee and Conversation" audio series for members to share their perspectives on challenges and opportunities facing our industry.
Increase Business Opportunities
Network with top U.S. and global executives during AAPEX at the Fabulous Networking Reception and Awards Luncheon Program. Increase your brand awareness and visibility through our member-sponsorship opportunities.
Awards Program Recognizing Excellence
Honoring outstanding individuals whose accomplishments have significantly contributed to the import industry segment. Recognizing innovative products and marketing programs designed to serve the import aftermarket.
Focus on Future Industry Leaders
Educational programs and initiatives for industry professionals and future leaders, including webinars covering timely issues, the import parts specialist certificate to increase counterpersons’ knowledge and industry scholarships.
Import Vehicle Community Coffee & Conversation
Coffee and Conversation is an educational audio series brought to you by the Import Vehicle Community of the Auto Care Association. Our goal is to engage our membership by addressing issues and challenges facing our members and the automotive aftermarket.
new episode: labor shortage hitting U.S. businesses
The episode features a conversation between Michael Chung, director, market intelligence, Auto Care Association, and Thomas Beer, CEO, SSF Imported Auto Parts and discusses a critical challenge industries across the nation are facing regarding labor shortage, including:
- Demand vs. capacity and factors impacting labor supply
- Multi-industry competition and attracting applicants as businesses reopen
- Pressure on existing team members to cover increased demand
What Members Are Saying
This matters. If we don’t have a say in the issues, it could go badly for the industry. All parts need to be engaged.Daniel Schlidge CRP Industries
It’s fascinating when you get involved, how interested lawmakers are in the issues you’re facing.Michael Klein LasColinas Investments
Auto Care gives us a collective voice which is critically important to get our issues in front of legislators.Sherry Calkins Geotab