We Invite You to Add Your Voice

Welcome to the Auto Care Association’s Advocacy Center – a one-stop shop for auto care stakeholders who wish to become more active in public policy.

 

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.

 

Finding your legislators to write about an important issue or supporting the industry’s political action committee, ACPAC, has never been easier. We are constantly updating the website to include the most relevant issues, events and features, so be sure to check back frequently!

Advocating for our Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the immediate welfare of businesses across our country into the hands of federal and state lawmakers. Now more than ever, it is critical for our industry to be fully engaged in all three components of advocacy: grassroots, lobbying, and pac. Read the 2019 Auto Care Advocacy Report to learn more about what our accomplishments were this past year and how you can get involved today.

COVID-19 Updates

The Auto Care Association is working tirelessly on the Federal, State and local level to educate officials on how COVID-19 impacts the auto care industry and why our supply chain should be considered “essential” and remain open for business during this pandemic. We have drafted summaries of current federal and state response efforts as well as joint advocacy letters that the Auto Care Association has signed onto with other trade associations impacted by COVID-19. We continue to update our resources according to the latest related government guidance and legislation.

Vehicle Data

Wireless technology and data collection are quickly becoming integral parts of today’s “connected” vehicles. These innovations have the potential to provide motorists with access to a wide range of entertainment and information services, as well as safety benefits and improved repair and maintenance. However, there are important concerns that must be addressed. For instance, who owns the vehicle data? Does the manufacturer or driver control the data? How are manufacturers using the data? Are vehicle owners made aware of data sharing when they purchase the vehicle?

Tariffs & Trade

The $392 billion auto care industry relies on a complex, international supply chain that ensures American drivers can obtain quality, affordable and prompt vehicle parts and service. Therefore, while the industry recognizes the need to protect U.S. manufacturing and jobs, trade barriers that inhibit the ability of domestic companies to import finished goods, components and raw materials have a negative effect on both business and the motoring public.

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