Mike Chung, director of market intelligence for the Auto Care Association, found that the Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) has dropped to 86.9 for April 2020, which is down by 34 percent from 130.7 in February 2020. This is officially the lowest level since 2014 and at a steeper rate than in the 2006-2008 timeframe.
The Federal government has issued guidance to state and local governments to include the vehicle service and repair industry in the definition of essential services for the purposes of emergency orders that require non-essential businesses to close.
There are an estimated 879,000 technicians in the United States, with approximately 250,000 holding ASE certification. More than 2,000 technicians have earned the respected status of “World Class Technician” since its inception over 30 years ago.
The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) and the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) are now offering young industry professionals a chance to experience first-hand how the Auto Care Association and the auto care industry work through participation in the Next Step program.
The new director of technology will be responsible for the oversight and growth of all aspects of the Auto Care Association’s (ACA) technology systems, tools, resources and data, including external-facing platforms and content.
The three recipients of the Women of the Year Awards will be recognized at the Women in Auto Care awards ceremony and reception on Nov. 5 from 4-6 p.m. at the Venetian Hotel, Casanova Room 505 in Las Vegas.
The awards were announced during the association's Fall Leadership Days event currently taking place in Washington, D.C., and included the Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award, the Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Award and the Impact Award: Four for the Future awards.
The Auto Care Association (ACA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) announced a strategic partnership to educate and activate the industry and consumers in the fight for access to, and control of, vehicle data.