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Auto Care's top subject matter experts offer their best aftermarket advice, research, and analysis influencing the health of the automotive aftermarket to stay current in a fast-paced industry.

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Mentor Spotlight: So You've Been There, Too?
YANG council member, Kenny Bridges, participated in this summer’s YANG Mentorship Pilot Program under the mentorship of Dwayne Myers, owner and managing partner, Dynamic Automotive. Kenny had the chance …
Meet a Staffer: Ted Hughes
The best part about working at the association is that it gives me a place to channel my passion for this industry; and do so with the intent of helping not just one company succeed and reach goals, but …
Membership Spotlight: Kenny Bridges
From the networking events, leadership days and the YPS series there is a place for every YANG member to gain industry knowledge from not only other YANG members but also industry leaders that see the …
Resolutions, Real-time Data and Release Notes
We are excited to provide these new enhancements! We hope these will help you with accessing the latest content quickly so you can sell more parts. Release notes can be found at A list …
Member Spotlight: Matt Fowler
I believe in YANG because we can make the industry a better place through professional development, leadership and fostering human connection. Not many industries have professional groups that span different …
Membership Spotlight: Melissa Petrucelli
I believe in YANG because it offers a unique opportunity to network with peers, participate in leadership development sessions and hear different perspectives across the industry.
Sharpen Your Forecast with Recent VMT Data
Recent Weekly VMT and Monthly Economic and Industry Indicator data are available in TrendLens. The Market View package can be a sound investment for increasing the accuracy of demand / sales …
New Shop Toolkit: Serving Aftermarket Service Centers and Your Skilled Technicians
The Auto Care Association is committed to providing aftermarket service centers and their skilled technicians with the best and latest industry information and resources available. Shops provide essential …
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 …
Member Spotlight: Joe Delorme
Learn more about YANG member, Joe Delorne, his journey to the YANG community and more!
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 …
EV Adoption Gains Momentum, E-Commerce Continues to Build
As we approach year-end, we highlight trends in electric vehicle adoption and related market conditions, along with e-commerce performance and forecasts for automotive aftermarket parts.