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The Auto Care Association is dedicated to keeping members, motorists and the media informed and current on the most important association and automotive news. From our frequent press releases to our award winning magazine, Auto Care Insider – the Auto Care Association’s communications team provides multiple media resources to clearly communicate the value we deliver to drivers, businesses and the economy.

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Vice News Auto Care Association’s role in the 2020 Right to Repair battle in Massachusetts is mentioned in this article. The article examines the inaccurate claims made in television advertisements in opposition to Ballot Question 1, which seeks to update the previous Right to Repair referendum.

Posted Sept. 1, 2020 View Article
The Drive Article mentions the Auto Care Association’s role in the 2020 Right to Repair battle in Massachusetts on Ballot Question 1. The scare tactics used by those in opposition to supporting Question 1 are explored and debunked in this article.

Posted Sept. 2, 2020 View Article
Jalopnik Article discusses the 2020 Right to Repair effort in Massachusetts. Support for Ballot Question 1 would update existing data access laws to protect consumers’ rights to determine where their vehicles are serviced.

Posted Sept. 2, 2020 View Article

Forbes Article explores both sides of the Question 1 ballot initiative for the 2020 election in Massachusetts, which seeks to update existing Right to Repair laws to ensure vehicle owners and their service or repair shop of choice can access the data needed for maintenance.

Posted July 31, 2020 View Article
NBC News Article discusses the potential impact the Coronavirus will have on the global aftermarket supply chain and cites the Auto Care Association for information on the timeframe in which manufacturers expect to see shortages in supply.

Posted March 10, 2020 View Article
Washington Post Article mentions the current Right to Repair battle in Massachusetts and cites the Auto Care Association as a source on the topic of vehicle data access for independent servicing and repairing of vehicles.

Posted Dec. 17, 2019 View Article

New Yor Times Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey discusses the topic of ownership and control over the data collected by vehicles. Carmakers use data to alert drivers when something needs repair or when our cars need to be taken in for service. What they don’t tell drivers is that by controlling the data, they can limit where drivers get that repair or service done.

Posted May 20, 2019 View Article
NPR Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, Auto Care Association, discusses the uncertainty surrounding the potential imposition of a 5% tariff on Mexican imports. Auto Care Association members Brad Kraft of Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation and Arnoldo Ventura of Frontera Radiators and Parts also discuss how their business operations would be disrupted by an import tariff on Mexican goods.

Posted June 5, 2019 View Article
Vox Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, Auto Care Association, discusses the lead-up to the 2012 “Right to Repair” legislation passed in Massachusetts, which resulted in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between vehicle manufacturers and repair shops to allow access to diagnostic data for maintenance and repair.

Posted Jul. 3, 2019 View Article




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