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Auto CarE-News is now the Auto Care Insider Weekly, bringing you the latest Auto Care Association news and events.
July 9, 2018
 
Study Finds Over 100,000 Industry Jobs at Risk with Tariffs on Imported Auto Parts
The Auto Care Association recently submitted comments urging 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. Included in the association's comments was a recent economic study completed by John Dunham and Associates, which found that a 25 percent tariff on imported auto parts could cause a reduction of 17,800 jobs in the auto parts manufacturing sector, resulting in $1.4 billion in lost wages. 
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My Turn: Bill Hanvey: New Car Repair Law Hurts R.I. Businesses
"Two matching bills that passed during the 2018 legislative session (S-2679 and H8013) will do an extreme disservice to consumers and do nothing more than give the automobile manufacturers a monopoly on parts used in insurance repairs, padding the pockets of a select group of body shops. Now that this legislation has become law, Rhode Island will have far and away the most restrictive aftermarket-parts law for insurer repairs in the nation..."
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Attack of the Killer Audis
"The Auto Care Association estimates the tariffs could cause 6,800 job losses at repair shops and 85,200 in wholesale and retail segments. These are mostly small family-owned businesses."
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Ratchet + Wrench: Competing in the Growing Quick Lube Market
"Successful quick lube franchises are finding opportunities to test their pricing power as the number of vehicles on the road and miles driven increase without the commensurate growth in service locations, driving revenue growth in the market," says Behzad Rassuli, senior vice president of strategic development, Auto Care Association.
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Auto Care's Mark Bogdansky to Be Honored with the Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Award
The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, has unveiled The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Awards for 2018. Honorees were nominated by their peers, voted upon by an independent industry judging panel and will be celebrated on Aug. 11 at the 2018 TSNN Awards in Louisville, Ky.
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Data Ownership, Right to Repair Roadblocks Detailed at AASP National Meeting
"Vehicle data ownership and the accessibility of mechanical repair information are critical issues that require immediate attention. This was the major takeaway from a guest presentation by Tom Tucker, director of state affairs for the Auto Care Association, during the May 4 AASP National Board Meeting in Chicago."
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New Edition: Capital Report
The latest edition of Capital Report includes updates on the Section 232 investigation, the Rhode Island bill that could restrict aftermarket parts if signed by the governor, the data privacy bill passed by the California legislature and more.
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Car Care Council: Check Vehicle A/C and Stay Cool on the Road
Imagine being stuck in traffic on a 90-degree day when your vehicle’s air conditioning system malfunctions. With summer heating up, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists be car care aware and have their A/C system checked to make sure it is working properly.
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Auto Care Factbook 2019: Fast Fact
Imported crude oil prices ended 2017 at $50.68 per barrel. The award-winning Auto Care Factbook provides a comprehensive overview of the entire auto care industry and includes many features such as downloadable charts, tables and graphs, live embedded hyperlinks and bookmarks. 
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Apply for the 2018 Women of the Year and Automotive Communications Awards
The deadline to apply for the 2018 Women of the Year Awards is Aug. 1. The final deadline to apply for the 2018 Automotive Communication Awards is Sept. 10.
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Fast Fact: 2018 Collision Repair Trends Report
The majority of all bumper (78.6 percent) and fender (77.5 percent) repair jobs are done professionally (DIFM). The 2018 Collision Repair Trends report provides in-depth insight into the U.S. collision repair sector of the auto care industry including the paint, body and equipment (PBE) industry, and also provides an overview of key industry trends in Canada.
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Latest: Jefferies Weekly Global Automotive Aftermarket Report
Auto care industry stock performance, recent quarter sales growth and "What We are Hearing from the Road."
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Manager, Fleet Operations
July 2, 2018
Baltimore, Md.

Supervisor, Transportation
July 2, 2018
Baltimore, Md.

Hyperco Product Line Engineer
July 2, 2018
Pontotoc, Miss.

Mechanic
June 29, 2018
Lewisville, Texas
 
 
Williams-Forrest
Lancaster, Pa.
 
BWI Parts
Hanover, Md.
 
FastLane Automotive Accessories, LLC
Memphis, Tenn.
 
Partomobile Inc.
Lewes, Del.
 
 
Sept. 5-7
2018 Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days

Sept. 12-15
2018 Upholstery and Trim International Council Convention

Oct. 27-29
2018 Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Conference
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Auto Care Insider Weekly - July 9, 2018

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Bethesda, MD 20814-3415
Phone: 301-654-6664