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Auto Care Association Commends Connecticut for Passage of Magnuson-Moss Legislation

The law informs new car buyer that the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it illegal for automakers or dealers to void a vehicle warranty or deny coverage under the warranty simply because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed or used on the vehicle.

U.S. Aftermarket to Grow at Annual Rate of 3.6 Percent Through 2018

Total aftermarket sales predicted to grow from $246.7 billion in 2014 to $284.3 billion in 2018, an increase of nearly $38 billion over the four-year period.

Auto Care Association Releases Digital Factbook

Report includes a BodyShop Business Industry Profile from Babcox Media highlighting trends and statistics in the collision repair industry.

Auto Care Association Applauds FTC Settlement

The FTC has charged BMW’s MINI Division violated the law by telling consumers that BMW would void their warranty unless they used MINI parts and MINI dealers.

Auto Care Association CEO to Retire in December 2015

Kathleen Schmatz, who will retire effective Dec. 31, 2015, joined the association in 2002 and was named president and CEO on Jan. 1, 2004 after 30 years with Babcox Media.

Auto Care Association Announces 2015 PBES Conference Schedule

The event’s theme will be “Keeping Pace with Change” and will feature speakers such as Mike Anderson and Bernie Blickenstaff.

Publisher’s Perspective: One Big Number

Our best defense against this enormous spending is to support our associations and get involved.

State, National Auto Care Groups Announce Industry Grassroots Network

Network formed to create a more comprehensive and systemized auto care industry response to legislative and regulatory initiatives in Washington, D.C., and in the states.

Paint, Body & Equipment Specialists Set Conference for May 13-15

Event will take place in San Antonio, Texas at the Hyatt Regency (on the Riverwalk).

Auto Care Association Says OEMs Failing to Provide Consumers Control of Cars’ Data

Association is urging vehicle manufacturers to build into their vehicles a secure gateway to allow motorists to have information that is transmitted by their vehicle and sent to the third party of their choice, not the car companies’ choice.

Auto Care Association Releases 2014 Digital Collision Repair Trends Report

The Auto Care Association has released the 2014 Digital Collision Repair Trends report, an online 70-page analysis of data compiled from primary Auto Care Association research, federal government and independent research data sources. The report highlights the size and scope of the U.S. collision industry, including the paint, body and equipment (PBE) segment, with a