Your Association's government affairs staff works 24/7/365 on your behalf to fight policies and regulations that may be harmful to your business. Here you'll find the latest updates on their issue-related work including testimonies, hearings, meetings, comments and actions.



  • November 10, 2022

    Service to Service: Why Veteran Talent is Right for the Auto Care Industry

    Sourcing, hiring and retaining a dedicated, well-trained workforce is tough, especially these days. The automotive aftermarket has a great story to tell – during the COVID pandemic, when other companies had to close shops and stores, our industry was deemed essential by the federal government.

  • September 27, 2022

    Grassroots Advocacy in Action!

    Grassroots advocacy is a key part of the Auto Care Association's legislative strategy and plays a critical role in educating members of Congress about the automotive aftermarket -- from the types of businesses involved and the people who make up our vibrant industry, to the issues impacting them every day.

  • March 23, 2022

    Ambassador Spotlight: Cliff Hovis

    Auto Care honors members whose actions demonstrate a commitment to advocacy by inducting them into the Auto Care Ambassador program. One of the members that joined this group was Cliff Hovis of Hovis, Auto & Truck Supply.

  • March 17, 2022

    Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation Facility Tour

    Rep. Tracey Mann, R-Kan.-1, visited Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation’s company headquarters, manufacturing site and distribution center in Emporia, Kan. as part of his Kansas manufacturing tour.

  • March 14, 2022

    Legislative Update

    As future leaders, we need to keep up with legislation to know when to educate (1234yf), when to fight (Right to Repair), and how to discuss what’s next (electrification). Luckily, we have an industry that’s willing to fight for us.

  • February 14, 2022

    Auto Care Association Urges USTR to Adopt Comprehensive 301 Exclusion Process

    The Auto Care Association is urging U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Tai, to establish a comprehensive exclusion process and to broaden the scope of products eligible for Section 301 tariff exclusions.