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Oct 16, 2019, 08:55 ET Emerging Vehicle Technologies and Aftermarket Opportunities to be Presented at AAPEX 2019

Attendees at this year's AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo), taking place Nov. 5-7 in Las Vegas, will have the opportunity to see how the...


Jun 26, 2019, 08:59 ET U.S. Aftermarket Sales Reach $297 Billion in 2018, Exceeding Forecasted Growth by Nearly $1 Billion

The U.S. automotive aftermarket reached total sales of $297 billion in 2018, exceeding the projected growth rate by nearly $1 billion, according to...


Jun 25, 2019, 10:22 ET Auto Care Industry Projected to Reach $405B by 2020 in New Research

The Auto Care Association today released the newest edition of its award-winning and industry-leading online publication, the Auto Care Factbook 2020 ...


Nov 27, 2018, 10:39 ET Automotive Aftermarket E-tailing Channel Expected to Grow to $28B by 2020

The trend of buying aftermarket products online is increasing at a growth rate of three times more than the total aftermarket (excluding tires and...


Oct 18, 2018, 08:00 ET New Survey Finds Vast Majority of Consumers Want Access to and Control of their Vehicle's Data

More than 8 in 10 U.S. vehicle owners and lessees believe car owners should have full access to and control of their vehicle's data, including...


Oct 09, 2018, 08:00 ET Auto Care Association and Partners to Unveil Secure Vehicle Interface at AAPEX 2018

Attendees at this year's AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo) will be among the first to view and experience the Secure Vehicle Interface...


Jun 21, 2018, 09:00 ET U.S. Aftermarket to Grow at an Annual Rate (CAGR) of 3.4% through 2021

The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4 percent through 2021, according to the "2018 Joint ...


Jun 13, 2018, 02:26 ET $392B Auto Care Industry Analysis Released in New Research

The Auto Care Association has released its industry-leading online publications, the Auto Care Factbook 2019 and the Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual ...


Apr 30, 2018, 12:23 ET Auto Care Association Releases 2018 Collision Repair Trends Report

The Auto Care Association today announced the release of its new report, "Collision Repair Trends: Industry Statistics and Analysis," which delves...


Aug 22, 2017, 10:46 ET Epicor Named Title Sponsor of 2017 AWDA Business and Education Conference

The Auto Care Association announced today that Epicor Software Corporation will be title sponsor of the 2017 Automotive Warehouse Distributors...


Jun 14, 2017, 16:19 ET Auto Care Association Releases Digital Auto Care Factbook 2018 and Digital Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2018

The Auto Care Association has released its industry-leading online publications, the Digital Auto Care Factbook 2018 and the Digital Auto Care...


Jun 01, 2017, 12:32 ET Supreme Court Decision Delivers Major Victory for Aftermarket

In a major victory for the auto care industry, the Supreme Court upheld the legal precedent of patent exhaustion, which states that a company's right ...


May 04, 2017, 10:59 ET Border Adjustment Tax to Cost Car Owners $160 More Per Year for Auto Repairs and Maintenance

The Auto Care Association warned lawmakers today that the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) on imports would significantly increase auto repair...


Apr 26, 2017, 13:56 ET Auto Care Association Releases the China Market Report

The Auto Care Association has released the first in a series of three reports on emerging international markets with the China Market Report, a...


Dec 13, 2016, 12:40 ET Looking to Change Careers? Post Your Resume at AutoCareCareers.org

Job seekers can confidentially post their resumes for viewing by potential employers at Auto Care Careers, the premier online career resource center...


Nov 16, 2016, 11:14 ET Auto Care Careers: Job Board, Resource Center for $356 Billion Auto Care Industry

Auto Care Careers (www.autocarecareers.org) is the premier online career resource center for the $356 billion auto care industry. The interactive,...


Oct 29, 2015, 10:00 ET Auto Care Association Names Bill Hanvey New President and CEO

The Auto Care Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Bill Hanvey as president and chief executive officer to succeed...


Oct 28, 2015, 10:38 ET Auto Care Association Responds to Librarian of Congress Decision

While the Auto Care Association applauds the recent decision by the Librarian of Congress to exempt circumvention of vehicle software by the car...


Oct 22, 2015, 11:25 ET Auto Care Association Alerts Congress to Anti-Competitive Impact of Vehicle Cybersecurity Draft Bill

In a letter sent this week to a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee, the Auto Care Association warned that provisions in draft vehicle...


Nov 14, 2014, 10:53 ET Vehicle Manufacturers' Privacy Principles Fail to Adequately Provide Consumers Control of Their Car's Data

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers released "Consumer Privacy Protection...


Nov 03, 2014, 11:00 ET Senator Urges FTC to Take Action Against Carmakers' Misleading Warranty Tactics

Echoing the long-standing contention by the Auto Care Association that automakers mislead consumers into wrongfully believing that serving their...


Oct 16, 2014, 12:12 ET Professional Automotive Technicians Make More Online Parts Purchases than Consumers/DIYers

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the largest portion of the online purchasing, or e-tailing, market for replacement parts is the professional...


Sep 29, 2014, 12:57 ET Three Auto Parts Categories Account for 50 Percent of Online Parts Sales

In terms of dollars spent on automotive replacement parts through online purchasing or e-tailing, three categories represent half of the e-tail...


Sep 16, 2014, 03:11 ET Auto Care Association Releases New Digital E-Tailing Study

E-tailing is the fastest growing retail sector in the automotive aftermarket, and becoming a significant revenue stream for auto parts sales,...


Apr 24, 2014, 03:00 ET AAIA Rebrands: Now the Auto Care Association

Today the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) officially announced it has changed its name to the Auto Care Association. For more than ...