what we do

Our mission is to protect and advance the interests of businesses providing aftermarket products and services for all classes of motor vehicles.

The Auto Care Association serves members in a variety of important ways, each designed to help them maintain their position as innovative and impactful businesses. Our government affairs department represents the industry’s complex set of interests before federal and state legislators and regulators, and advocates for policies that are favorable to our member businesses. We provide access to the most widely-used standards in North America and best practices in e-commerce and technology to help lower costs and increase efficiency. We develop our members’ professional skills with a full calendar of education, meetings and events plus tools and resources for their career.

Our market intelligence experts assess trends that are reshaping the industry, and our international program assists members seeking opportunities in the lucrative global market. The association’s award-winning communications keep members informed about critical auto care issues, association programs and initiatives, while sharing the magnitude of the aftermarket to key audiences, elevating the profile and influence of the industry. Any automotive aftermarket company throughout the supply chain pictured below can benefit from what we do. 

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