Plan to Join Us in Nashville for iFLEX 2016

The 2016 International Fast Lube Expo (iFLEX) will be co-locating with the International Carwash Association's (ICA) annual The Car Wash Show May 9-11, 2016 in Nashville Tennessee.

Registration for iFLEX will open in January, so mark your calendars now and reserve a room at one of the available hotels.

Back to Top

Renew Your AOCA Membership Today

2015 has been a big year for AOCA, and we're working on a number of new programs and resources to be launched in 2016. Our goal is to not only be your industry voice, but to help you run your business more efficiently and save on operational costs.

Our growth and success as an organization is dependent upon your support. Renew today and make sure you have uninterrupted access to AOCA member benefits. Check your inbox for your renewal link.

If you have questions or did not receive a renewal notice, contact AOCA Headquarters at

Back to Top

Magnuson-Moss Victory Spurs State Action

The fast lube industry has cause to celebrate the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finally taking action to require BMW to repair the damage caused by its Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (MMWA) violations brought to light three years ago by AOCA, Auto Care, Service Station Dealers of America and Tire Industry of America. In doing so, the FTC officially called out the worst of the automaker MMWA-busting tactics, which is to tell consumers they can only use branded dealerships for any particular service. It was a major step, and a very long time coming. Read More

Back to Top

Is Social Media a Part of Your Marketing Strategy?

By Frances Moffett

We live in a social world. Nowadays, when we want to know what's happening with our friends or in the news, or we want to learn more about a company or a product we're interested in, we oftentimes turn to investigate via social media. In fact, according to the Pew Internet Project, 74 percent of online adults use social networking sites. And Globalwebindex says that 47 percent of all online time is spent on social media. So what does that mean for your business? That if you aren't reaching your target audiences where they are (social media), you may not be reaching them at all. Read More

Back to Top

Snag These Member Exclusive Discounts Before They Expire

As part of the AOCA Savings 4 Members program, AOCA members can take advantage of savings opportunities throughout the year. The following promotions are expiring soon.

Learn more about the AOCA Savings 4 Members program and get a full listing of available discounts on the AOCA website.

Back to Top

How Low Does the Radar Go: EEOC's Priorities May Include You

By Cynthia Maxwell Curtin, Esq. – Curtin & DeJoseph, PC

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces a number of federal laws including Title VII, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion and sex (including pregnancy). Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees. However, even if an employer is not covered under the federal law, it may still be covered by state or local anti-discrimination laws. Read More

Back to Top

Federated Insurance Articles

Can a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace Program Affect Your Work Comp Premium?

In the world of workers compensation, managed care is a vastly misunderstood buzz word. In its simplest form, managed care describes a variety of techniques that, when properly applied, will help you efficiently use your workers compensation dollars. Read More

Make Your Vision a Reality - The "Who" of Business Succession Planning

You've put in the time to build your business and it's finally running smoothly and successfully. Looking toward the future, you'd like your business to continue on—even when you're no longer involved in its day-to-day operations. Have you thought about how to help make sure this happens? Have you taken any steps to ensure a smooth transition from your leadership to someone else's? Read More

Back to Top

December 2015

* iFLEX 2016

*Renew Today!

* Magnuson-Moss Victory

* Social Media Strategy

* Last Chance - AOCA Member Exclusives

* Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Targets

* Federated Insurance Articles

Exhausted your resources and still don't have an answer? Consult the AOCA Tech Hotline*!

Call Now

*Exclusive member benefit.

Click here to view our Vendor Member Partners

Click here to view our
Member Benefit Partner Programs


330 N. Wabash Avenue
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611
Toll Free: 800.230.0702
Tel: 312.321.5132


To ensure future delivery of AOCA
emails to your inbox please add to your address book.


Join our AOCA-Talk group to
find out more.