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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 …
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 …
What’s new in
Wow, many new and exciting updates are taking place within the site this year. In our previous blog post, we talked about the new content added to the Vehicle Configuration Database …
Revolutionize Your Digital Assets with the Latest Best Practices Guide
April 5, 2022, marked the beginning of the 90-day review for the industry to take a look at the last update of the Digital Asset Best Practice document, with July 4, 2022, for its next release. The Digital …
We’ve got you covered. Here’s how we provide our VCdb coverage.
The Auto Care Standards team has been asked by the subscriber community how we’re able to get the data into the Vehicle Configuration database (VCdb) at a faster pace year after year. The subscriber community …
Everything You Need to Know about the New ACES and PIES Online Course
Wondering if the Auto Care Association’s new online introductory course to ACES and PIES data standards is right for you? In this blog post, I’ll walk you through everything there is to know about our …