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.

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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.
7 Facts the Aftermarket Needs to Know About ADAS
A large number of ADAS-equipped vehicles began exiting warranty in 2021, so the aftermarket is just beginning to see these vehicles. This is an opportunity for our industry as the aftermarket can be a …
News and Trends: Right to Repair, Semiconductor Manufacturing, and Electrification
The world moved pretty fast from horse and buggy to automobiles, right? Change happens rapidly in our industry and we must keep up. This section is dedicated to current events that directly impact our …
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 …
Meet A Staffer: Lisa Foshee
Prior to joining the Auto Care Association, Lisa worked at AT&T, where I represented AT&T’s Internet of Things group (focusing on AT&T’s relationships with automotive OEMs) and advised the company on antitrust …
5 Stats You Need to Know About the Technician Shortage
As the majority of post-warranty work is performed in the aftermarket, we have a duty to educate and inform the industry of challenges surrounding the technician shortage and how together, we can overcome …
Leveraging the PIES Interchange Segment
PIES Interchange Segment can help the manufacturer provide its part numbers connected to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) part numbers and other aftermarket part numbers that are similar.
3 Key Things You Should Know about Connected Vehicle Data Trends and the Automotive Aftermarket
Think about the vehicle you owned a decade ago vs. the one you drive today – even if it is the same make – there are significant detailed differences. From the interior design to the shape of the headlights …
The Evolving Landscape of Women in Automotive and Manufacturing
How have women in the automotive aftermarket advanced throughout the years? Learn perspective from two executives at Stryten Energy.
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 …
USTR Starts Next Phase of Four-Year Review; Continue Sharing the Impact of Section 301 Tariffs on Your Business
USTR announced that it is seeking comments as part of the next phase of the four-year (“necessity review”) process of the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China regarding the effectiveness in achieving …
2021 Woman of the Year: Jil Greene
It’s the love of the industry and dedication to gender diversity within it that drive enthusiastic leader and 2021 Woman of the Year award winner Jil Greene every day. Greene fell in love with the aftermarket …