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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.

Auto Care Association's mission is to protect and advance the interests of businesses providing aftermarket products and services for all classes of motor vehicles. view more

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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 …
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2022 ACPN Content Excellence Award Winners
The Content Excellence Awards recognize best-in-class examples of data standards (ACES and PIES) use and compliance, as well as electronic cataloging and content in B2C and B2B platforms in the automotive …
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VCdb Expands to Four New Latin America Countries
This month, we will highlight four new Latin American countries that we started offering vehicle data for in the VCdb. In the coming months as research is completed, new vehicles for these countries will …
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TrendLens – New Features and Office Hours Highlights
Commentary on industry performance, recent office hours session with data platform users, and highlights of new data points in TrendLens.
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Auto Care Association Expanding ACES and PIES Reach in Peru, Ecuador
During a time when the global aftermarket industry is facing unprecedented challenges, data becomes critical to stay current and succeed in the global marketplace. In North America, businesses in the automotive …
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Meet a Staffer: Jonathan Larsen
Prior to joining the Auto Care Association, Larsen worked at MAHLE in Farmington Hills, Mich. as a catalog manager using the Auto Care Association’s ACES and PIES standards. Today, Larsen is the …
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STEP RIGHT UP: Get Your Brand Code Here!
You have decided you are going to start to use the Auto Care databases VCdb, Qdb, PCdb, PAdb and Brand Table. Now you’re asking, “What’s the first step?” A great place to start is with the Brand …
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Level up with the 2023 Factbook!
Guide to the 2023 Auto Care Association Factbook. Links to related resources, including the July 13 webinar.
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Mentor Spotlight: Larry Pavey
YANG is strong not only because of member participation, but because we can lean on current leaders in our industry for knowledge and support. The most recent YANG Professional Series webinar exemplified …
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Member Spotlight: Kyle Burns and Stefan Feder
If I am being honest, when I first joined YANG, I had pretty low expectations. I was excited to join a community of my peers who had similar levels of experience as I did, but as far as career …
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Letter from YANG Chair, Cotter Collins
There are two YANG-related questions that I get all the time. The first being: “How do I get more involved with YANG?” This is the question I like to get the least. Don’t get me wrong, I would love for …
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2021 Women in Auto Care Female Shop Owner of the Year
Using her talents to give back to those around her is what led Tara Topel into the auto care industry more than 25 years ago. With a degree in public relations from the University of Wisconsin...
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