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Auto Care Association Calls on FMC to Address Unfair Port Fees During Disruptions

Posted by Auto Care News on February 22, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – February 22, 2017 – The Auto Care Association submitted comments yesterday urging the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to begin a formal rulemaking concerning a petition from the Coalition for Fair Port Practices. The letter requests the FMC to ensure that demurrage and detention practices are fair and responsible when moving cargo through our nation’s ports.  

Auto Care Association Urges Congress to Stop Border Adjustment Tax

Posted by Auto Care News on February 02, 2017
New Tax Will Drive Up Prices, Cost Average Family $1,700, and Destroy Jobs
BETHESDA, MD – February 2, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has joined Americans for Affordable Products (AAP), a growing coalition of businesses and trade associations that represents millions of American jobs, today to stop the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT). The Auto Care Association represents the entire independent auto repair industry supply chain, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers and service and repair businesses, which employs 4.2 million people.

Auto Care Association to Host D.C. Legislative Summit Oct. 3-4

Posted by Auto Care News on January 24, 2017
Bob Woodward to Keynote 

BETHESDA, MD – January 24, 2017 – The Auto Care Association will host the 2017 Auto Care Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 3-4, featuring Bob Woodward, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington Post associate editor, as keynote speaker.

Auto Care Association Launches New Advocacy Website

Posted by Auto Care News on January 17, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – January 18, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has launched, a new website for auto care professionals to get more involved in the public policy process. Two key elements of the association’s government affairs operation – grassroots and the Auto Care Political Action Committee (ACPAC) – will now be hosted on this website, with multiple tools and resources dedicated to each component.

Auto Care Association Applauds Michigan Governor’s Veto of Aftermarket Parts Bill

Posted by Auto Care News on June 16, 2016
BETHESDA, MD – June 16, 2016 --The Auto Care Association today applauded Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for vetoing House Bill 4344, legislation intended to update regulations in the Michigan Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act. However, the bill authors also included new language that limited the use of aftermarket parts by mandating that an aftermarket part would have to be verified by a nationally-recognized automotive parts testing agency.

Auto Care Association Disappointed in Dept. of Labor’s Overtime Ruling

Posted by Auto Care News on May 18, 2016
BETHESDA, MD – May 18, 2016 - The Auto Care Association expressed disappointment today that the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rulemaking governing overtime pay regulation ignored the studies, meetings and thousands of comments received from a broad swath of American businesses, expressing serious objections to the proposed changes. The final rule increases the salary threshold for overtime eligibility to $47,476, which is a 100 percent increase, and it has an effective date of Dec. 1, 2016.

Trade Associations Challenge Consumer Reports Story

Posted by Auto Care News on June 02, 2014
BETHESDA, MD – June 2, 2014 – The Auto Care Association, Automotive Oil Change Association, Service Station Dealers of America and Tire Industry Association have sent a joint letter to the editors of Consumer Reports (CR), rebutting their May 20 article – “How a Cheap Oil Change Can Cost You in the Long Run” by Jon Linkov -- that promotes a 2012 technical bulletin from Kia warning consumers not to use non-OEM filters.