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.



  • March 3, 2023

    Auto Care State Government Affairs Update: Mar. 2, 2023

    State news, legislation we're tracking, and statehouse reports from across the United States that affect the automotive aftermarket.

  • February 24, 2023

    Auto Care State Government Affairs Update: Feb. 23, 2023

    State news, legislation we're tracking, and statehouse reports from across the United States that affect the automotive aftermarket.

  • December 22, 2022

    Right to Repair Awareness

    This summer, the Auto Care Association and its members engaged in grassroots advocacy surrounding the issue of Right to Repair. By sending emails, engaging directly with lawmakers and educating others within our industry, we have made clear that Right to Repair is critical for the future of the aftermarket.

  • December 19, 2022

    6 Ways You Can Help Close the Technician Shortage Gap

    What can we do as an industry to support hiring automotive, collision and diesel technicians to close the gap? Here are five simple things anyone can do to make a difference, no matter your role in the industry.

  • December 9, 2022

    The Right to Repair Movement Gains Global Momentum

    Right to Repair is a universal issue across multiple industries and is gaining global momentum. The success of the ballot initiative in Massachusetts is only the first step in the battle to ensure repair shops have access to diagnostic and repair data while consumers will direct who can access that data. While momentum is growing, we must not lose sight of the need for legislative action to remedy the problem across all 50 states.

  • 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.