Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance to head to Washington, D.C. for Alliance Takes the Hill 2021 Convention
Contact: Sarah Chavey
FOR RELEASE AUG 30, 2019
SAN ANTONIO – As the automotive aftermarket faces mounting challenges, the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. is taking tangible steps to make a difference. In an unprecedented move, the Alliance will bring 1,500 technicians to Washington, D.C. in April 2021 to advocate for the rights of technicians and vehicle owners at its Alliance Takes the Hill convention.
The group is tackling several industry issues while in the nation’s capital. First and foremost, its members will fight for the technician’s right to repair, a critical right for the more than 3,800 independent repair shops in the Alliance’s network. The Right to Repair is a global campaign aimed at restoring and protecting the rights of all repairmen – auto, tech, and more – to access information necessary to make repairs. Increasingly complex vehicle systems, tractors, phone, and utilities could make it nearly impossible for independent repair facilities to survive in their respective marketplaces.
Additionally, the Alliance will show support for vehicle owners’ rights to their vehicle data. Unbeknownst to many consumers, they neither own nor have access to the progressively personal data their cars collect about them, such as where they drive, how hard they hit the brakes, and when they gain weight. The Your Car, Your Data, Your Choice movement safeguards the privacy of vehicle owners. Finally, the Alliance will also work to increase awareness of and adherence to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which protects the rights of consumers to keep their manufacturer’s warranties when getting repairs completed at independent repair shops.
During the four-day convention, members of the Alliance network from across the country will gather together in D.C. both to rally for political action and to learn, network, and celebrate their industry. When they’re not meeting with congressmen, attendees will take classes, meet other industry folks, visit the city’s sights, and more.
This crucial initiative will further the Alliance’s position as the leading industry advocate. For years, the group has consistently achieved 100% participation from members in supporting the Auto Care Political Action Committee. At its 2019 Summer Shareholder Meeting, one of the industry’s top political advocates Auto Care Association Director of State Affairs Tom Tucker inspired nearly 400 Alliance members with a political call to action. And at the upcoming Auto Care Association’s 2019 Legislative Summit, the Alliance membership will be heavily represented.
About Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper
Auto Value, Bumper to Bumper, and Confidence Plus are all part of the independent member network of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, the premier aftermarket distribution and marketing program group in the world. As a network of independent warehouse distributors, we are the industry choice for quality parts and service with thousands of parts stores and professional repair shops across North America, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Columbia, Europe and China. Our members pride themselves on responding to the individual needs of each customer and providing unequaled products and service throughout the Alliance’s global network.
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