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

Marketing Tips - I Get a Little Better Each Day
No one ever said marketing was easy or predictable. Given the rise of e-commerce and e-correspondence, we’re in front of our computers more than ever before. Below are 4 tried and tested marketing tools …
Meet a Staffer: Mike Tanner
Right to Repair, the Secure Vehicle Interface and ADAS calibration standards. I also enjoy creating and developing material for AAPEX that informs and engages our members.
Candid Thoughts from Your Shops - An Interview with Bill Nalu, Interstate Auto Care, Owner
Often times, we feel disconnected from the actual end user in the Aftermarket. It’s great to discuss real-world issues and try to come up with solutions, but that is pretty useless if we’re not interacting …
YANG Member Spotlight - An interview with Tony Mercury, Autoshop Solutions
Tony Mercury grew up with the Lamborghini Countach poster on his wall like many of us born in the 80s.
President’s Message: Preserving Today, Protecting Tomorrow
The myth of “it will slow down after AAPEX” continues to perpetuate within our industry and I hope that all of you are keeping up. As we begin our third year of challenges associated with the COVID-19 …
Auto Care Association Urges USTR to Adopt Comprehensive 301 Exclusion Process
The Auto Care Association is urging U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Tai, to establish a comprehensive exclusion process and to broaden the scope of products eligible for Section 301 tariff …
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 …
Fast and Furious: Aftermarket Acquisitions
Change is nothing new in the Automotive Aftermarket, you’re especially aware of this if you’ve been keeping up with the YANG Effect. However, there has always been internal changes that keep the Aftermarket …
Heavy-Duty Data Reign in the Wild West of Content
The Auto Care Association’s Technology team is pleased to launch a new monthly Auto Care Tech blog series titled, “What the Tech? This series will cover topics related to Data Standards.
Auto Care Submits Comments to OSHA Regarding Impact of COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate on its Members
On Jan. 13, the United States Supreme Court issued a stay on implementation of the COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that was promulgated by the Occupational Safety and …
Auto Care Mailbag – Regional Aspects of Aftermarket
In this issue of Market Insights with Mike, we use now-available regional data in TrendLens to explore how increasing COVID-19 incidence in the South may affect the aftermarket. This was prompted by questions …
I Get a Little Better Each Day
If you’re not getting better you’re getting worse, right? YANG wants to ensure that our industry is full of young leaders with the best skills and support possible. This post is dedicated to personal and …