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Industry Access and Control of Vehicle Data

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The time to act is now.

Access to vehicle data is under threat, putting at risk jobs and livelihoods of the 4.7 million members of the independent auto care industry. If consumers nationwide can't choose an independent repair shop for their maintenance and repair needs, our industry won't have customers. 
Now is the time for the independent aftermarket to unite and fight to ensure direct access to vehicle data.  
Join the Auto Care Association, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. ™ and other aftermarket leaders in pressing policymakers to pass legislation that ensures vehicle owners’ maintain their right to choose where they take their vehicles for maintenance and repair.   

Click here to see a list of our industry Champions who have already pledged their support.


We need your help

We’re looking for industry leaders and their organizations to commit to delivering multiple activities that increase issue awareness and engagement among aftermarket employees and consumers nationwide. You can help in a variety of ways.

  • For company executives, sign the vehicle data access and control company pledge. ​

  • For everyone, sign the vehicle access and control petition; follow the industry’s consumer campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. ™ on Facebook and Twitter, and tell your friends and family about our fight, why it matters and ask for their support. 

Do what works for your organization, but do something that helps the aftermarket. Your role in helping us spread awareness is vital. Use the vehicle data toolkit to find resources and information. Most importantly – use your voice to talk about how this issue affects you.   

Vehicle Data Access and Control Champions

Access to vehicle data is the priority policy issue for the aftermarket. No one is more proud or passionate about our industry than we are. And no one can advocate for us and tell our story better than we can.  
We will celebrate companies that commit to help raise awareness and ultimately, preserve our industry, by displaying their logos on our Champions page. In addition, we will give out a special award, the Vehicle Data Access and Control (VDAC) Award, at AAPEX for the organizations that go beyond their commitments and deliver ongoing and multi-faceted engagement activities.  

About the vehicle data access and control award

The VDAC Award recognizes companies that demonstrate leadership, encourage action and build advocacy to help preserve the aftermarket and ensure consumer choice. 

The nomination process
Any Auto Care or AASA member company can self-nominate by selecting the designated box at the bottom of the vehicle data access and control company pledge. Be sure to submit documents and/or materials that prove committed actions and engagement.​  

VDAC Award recipients will have made significant impact on raising awareness on the access and control issue through outstanding leadership, innovative thinking and execution and best-in-class employee and consumer/customer engagement activities as demonstrated by the following​:

  • Ongoing activities or campaigns that educate and engage employees and customers, and increase their awareness of the vehicle data issue and its implications. ​

  • Activities or campaigns that leverage and/or incorporate company commitments.  

Submission deadline​ 
September 15, 2020


Megan Gardner 
Director, Membership and Sponsorship 
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association 

Kirsten Zaremba  
Senior Director, Marketing 
Auto Care Association 
kirsten.zaremba@autocare.org ​



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