BETHESDA, Md. – July 25, 2018 – HDDA: Heavy Duty
the heavy duty aftermarket-focused community of the Auto Care Association,
today announced the next steps in its industry-shifting project to develop
standardized product data information for class 4–8 vehicles. The next phase of
the project involves defining the attributes for the top 20 categories of
Md. – July 19, 2018 – Today, Auto
Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey testified before
the Department of Commerce (Commerce) in Washington, D.C. on the Section
232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive
Parts. In Hanvey’s testimony, the Auto Care Association urged the Trump
administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may
ensue by imposing of tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the
negative impact it may have on the U.S. economy and jobs, our global
competitiveness, and U.S. consumers and families.
– July 9, 2018 – In recognition of its former president and CEO, Al Gaspar, the Auto Care Association has established a memorial fund in his honor. Donations made to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in Gaspar’s memory will be used to fund scholarships and industry educational initiatives.
BETHESDA, Md. – July 2,
2018 – The Auto Care Association
last Friday urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of
unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing tariffs on imported autos
and auto parts, including the negative impact it would have on both the U.S.
automotive industry and the jobs created by these imports, but also the U.S.
economy at large.
. – June 22, 2018 – The Auto Care Association
was recognized as a “Red Hot Association” by DCA Live at the DCA Live 2018 Red Hot Not Profits and Associations event this week in Arlington, Va. The event honored Washington, D.C.-based organizations that demonstrated performance as a high growth or innovative nonprofit or association.
The Auto Care Association applauds today’s decision by the Supreme Court
to permit states to collect sales tax on purchases of products made over the Internet. The 5-4 decision means that online sellers will now be on a level playing field with brick and mortar retailers regarding charging sales tax. The Auto Care Association had filed an amicus brief with other retail groups urging the Supreme Court to hear the case based on the price advantage that the current system provided on-line sellers. The decision
overturns a previous Supreme Court decision that required companies to have a physical presence in the state where the purchaser resided in order to charge sales tax.
BETHESDA, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – 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 Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association.
The 2018 Joint Channel Forecast Model also predicts that the total aftermarket sales will grow from $286 billion in 2017 to $327 billion in 2021, an increase of nearly $41 billion over the four-year period.