Thursday, September 8, 2022 | September 2022
New Auto Care Alliance Benefits Catalog Released
The Auto Care Alliance (ACA) has released a membership benefits catalog featuring many of its programs and services which are available to members of the association. The ACA benefits catalog includes discounts with shop management software companies, rebates for purchases made with parts vendors, discounts on payroll services, free lobby television services, savings on remote diagnostic support and training, and discounts on customized employee handbooks, background checks, drug testing, and more. Membership in the ACA and its alliances can quickly pay for itself several times over. The new benefits catalog not only features money-saving benefits but also provides a detailed look into the programs and services that ACA offers its members. These unique programs include shop owner support groups, mentor programs, hotlines for wage and hour questions, as well as EPA and OSHA questions and issues, and much more.
Sheri Hamilton, Executive Director of the ACA and its Midwest affiliate, MWACA, says, "The reality is that you need more than money-saving benefits for joining an association. Our member buying power and partnerships make these opportunities available. More importantly, ACA provides not only benefits designed to save a member money, but also provides access to resources, programs, training, and networking that would not be easily accessible or even possible without membership." The newly released Auto Care Alliance benefits catalog can be found on the ACA website at www.autocarealliance.org/benefits. Vendors and suppliers interested in partnering with the Auto Care Alliance can contact Sheri Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AASP-Missouri Members Vote to Merge with Midwest Auto Care Alliance
Members of AASP-MO (Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Missouri) have, in a unanimous vote, elected to merge with the Midwest Auto Care Alliance. Effective November 1, AASP-MO will close its doors and members will become part of the MWACA
organization. MWACA will add the Gateway Collision Chapter to their long list of active chapters in the Midwest, as well as merge the organization's two St. Louis mechanical chapters. Reiling will be joining MWACA as the St. Louis Area Liaison and Legislative Lobbyist and will monitor the legislative activities that affect the industry. Ron will continue to work closely with the Gateway Collision and St. Louis Mechanical Chapters and will represent MWACA on the many secondary and post-secondary school advisory boards and industry committees for both mechanical and collision. (See "The Final Word" for more details.)
Advance Professional Announces Increased Rebates to ACA Members
Advance Auto Parts has recently announced they will be increasing ACA members' earning rebates up to 10%. “Advance Auto Parts is excited to announce a significant enhancement to our parts program serving the Auto Care Alliance groups! Effective October 1, 2022, all Auto Care Alliance Members that have enrolled in any one of the Auto Care Alliance programs will automatically be eligible for our new rebates of up to 10%. All new members will receive these same benefits as well. We are proud to be a partner with the Auto Care Alliance groups and look forward to serving its members for their automotive parts needs,” says Mark Mills, Vice President of Strategic Accounts for Advance Auto Parts. In addition to rebates of up to 10 percent, Auto Care Alliance members also receive discounted MotoVisuals pricing, shop training support through a quarterly 0.5% training allowance for CTI+WTI training, 24 months/24,000 labor guarantee, as well as participation in Advance's ProRewards loyalty program. This program is available through Carquest Auto Parts and Advance Auto Parts locations across the country. Further details about the newly released Advance Professional program for Auto Care Alliance members can be found on the ACA website at www.autocarealliance.org/advance-professional.