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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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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 …
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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 …
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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Positive Outlook for 2022 In Spite of Supply Chain and Labor Concerns
In this year-end wrap-up, Mike Chung, director, market intelligence, Auto Care Association, highlights results of the 2022 Auto Care Outlook Study. We look at the top concerns across the automotive aftermarket …
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How Does the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Impact the Aftermarket?
President Biden has signed into law the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” (“IIJA”), otherwise referred to as the “bipartisan infrastructure bill”. This 1,000+ page bill has been on the front page …
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Planning for the New Year
Happy Thanksgiving! Can you believe it’s already that time of the year? Time has always been mysterious, and even more so throughout the pandemic. I had the pleasure of meeting several of you for the first …
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You’ve Been There Before, Too?
YANG brings you a mentor conversation between new council-member Meagan Moody and her mentor Mark Cali. Mark is Head of ZF’s Aftermarket program in the US and Canada.
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Meet a Staffer: Camille Sheehan
I’ve enjoyed building up the Auto Care brand recognition in consumer media since I joined the association in 2017. It’s been really rewarding to see our team’s hard work pay off by seeing Auto Care and …
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Pricing Trends and Influences Amidst a Shocked Supply Chain
In this edition of Market Insights with Mike, we look at recent trends in commodity prices, and how global supply chain disruptions continue to affect the automotive aftermarket. We'll give a preview of …