AAAS Member News
Representative Buddy Carter visits Langford Auto Parts

U.S. Congressman Buddy Carter stopped by AAAS member Langford Auto Parts in Brunswick, GA last month to visit with employees and learn more about the automotive aftermarket industry. Congressman Carter was eager to learn more about the legislative issues and concerns facing the industry, such as vehicle telematics, embedded software and autonomous vehicle technology. The implementation of these new technologies is creating rapid changes in the aftermarket. Communicating with our elected officials about the value of the aftermarket to our national and local economy and to the general public is essential to ensuring a fair and competitive market for aftermarket businesses. We appreciate Congressman Carter for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and hear our concerns.

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Mark Your Calendar and VOTE
November 6, 2018

Key races in each state are extremely close. Make sure your voice is heard by heading to the polls on November 6th.
Keeping Your Vehicle
Warranty Intact:

The Magnuson Moss Warranty Act outlines the requirements of a warranty and explains that consumers are not required to use branded vehicle parts or complete repairs at a dealership to maintain the warranty.  AAAS recently partnered with the Auto Care Association and the Division of Consumer services in Florida to educate consumers on their vehicle warranty rights. Learn more here .

Please educate your community by sharing this information with your customers, employees, families and friends.

Hurricane Michael Relief
Thanks to the generosity of many AAAS members and friends, not just during Hurricane Michael, but over the years, the AAAS Foundation is prepared and has begun on going efforts to assist aftermarket families affected by Hurricane Michael. 

If you would like to help, please consider a tax deductible donation to the AAAS Foundation, by mailing a check to 11245 Chantilly Parkway Court, Montgomery, AL 36117. Indicate your donation is for disaster relief on the memo line. To donate via credit card, call the association office and staff will be happy to assist you. 

In addition to supporting member sponsored students with scholarships annually, the AAAS Foundation is proud to reach out to aftermarket business owners and their employees with assistance during times of crisis and need.

Many thanks go out to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) for helping members of the aftermarket. 
AACF is a national non-profit that assists aftermarket families experiencing financial hardship due to death, catastrophic illness or accident. Learn more about AACF at
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Begins NOVEMBER 1st

Open enrollment applications for late enrollees will be accepted from November 1 until November 30, 2018 for coverage to be effective January 1, 2019.
Employees that did not apply for health, dental or vision coverage to be effective within 30 days following the new hire 60-day probationary period (late enrollees) will have the opportunity to enroll in the month of NOVEMBER 2018 for coverage to be effective January 1, 2019. Otherwise, current employees will not be able to enroll for health/dental/vision coverage until the next open enrollment period unless there is a qualifying event.
Refer to the Summary Plan Description (SPD) benefit booklet for eligibility information. The SPD, enrollment forms and more essential information are available on our website at .

All open enrollment applications must be received in our office no later than the end of the month of NOVEMBER, 11.30.2018 .