Auto Care Blog

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

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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Level up with the 2023 Factbook!
Guide to the 2023 Auto Care Association Factbook. Links to related resources, including the July 13 webinar.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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...
Meet a Staffer: Nathan Perrine
The best part about working with the Association is building an efficient and high-performing team who enable the success of programs that are making a difference.
USITC to Investigate Effects of Active Section 301 and 232 Tariffs on U.S. Industries
The United States International Trade Commission (USTIC) is undertaking a factfinding investigation of the economic impacts on U.S. industries of Section 301 tariffs on imports from China and Section 232 …
2021 ACE Award Winner: Auto-Wares
The ACE Award recognizes companies dedicated to excellence in education, investing in the growth of knowledge and skills within their organization and/or throughout the industry. Learn more about one of …