Associations and Groups
Australian Car Wash Association
The Australian Car Wash Association is the peak national body for the car wash industry in Australia. It enables strong industry representation to Government and Regulatory Authorities as well as providing an important role in enhancing the skills and knowledge of car wash business professionals through a range of research and best-practice guides, seminars and events.
Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
The AIAG was founded in 1982 by a group of managers from DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors. The group provides an open forum where members cooperate to develop and promote the automotive industry.
Automotive Oil Changers Association (AOCA)
The AOCA is a non-profit trade organization representing the convenient automotive service industry. AOCA is dedicated to enhancing the competency of fast lube owners, educating the public about services that its members offer, and maintaining a favorable business environment for the industry as a whole.
Canadian Car Wash Association
The Canadian Carwash Association is dedicated to sharing knowledge and best practices, as well as promoting the benefits of professional car washing in Canada.
Car Wash Operators of New Jersey
A statewide professional organization that serves professional carwash operators in New Jersey and promotes environmentally-friendly professional carwashes as an alternative to home driveway washing. The hold an annual convention in Atlantic City, NJ called the Northeast Regional Carwash Convention.
Carwash Association of Pennsylvania
This organization represents carwash owners and operators in the state of Pennsylvania.
Connecticut Carwash Association (CCA)
The CCA is a member-driven association. It exists solely to serve members’ needs, protect members’ best interests, and to be responsive to members’ requests.
Heartland Car Wash Association
The Heartland Carwash Association strengthens the professionalism of the carwash industry in an eight-state region. It disseminates information, provides opportunities for idea exchange and networking, initiates lobbying efforts, and ensures access to the latest equipment and supplies.
International Automotive Technicians’ Network
The International Automotive Technicians’ Network is a group of over 48,000 automotive technicians from 135 countries. Group members exchange technical knowledge and information with other professionals from around the globe, sharing a cumulative 1,018,615 years of experience.
ICA’s primary mission is to serve the needs of car wash and detailing industry professionals, and to represent their interests. ICA has created a number of programs that help its members run successful car wash and detail shops. Most of these services are available to ICA members exclusively, and all are available at discounted member prices.
International Detailers Association (IDA)
The International Detailing Association is the leading global association for professional detailing operators, suppliers, and consultants to the industry. The association is dedicated to promoting the value of professional detailing services, the recognition of professional detailing as a trade, and empowering detailing industry professionals at each stage in their career.
Mid-Atlantic Carwash Association
The Mid-Atlantic Carwash Association serves and promotes the interests of its members in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. It provides industry education, monitors legislative activity, facilitates business between vendors and operators, and improves the industry’s image by increasing consumer knowledge.
New England Carwash Association (NECA)
NECA represents and provides services to members in MA, NH, ME, RI and VT. It advances and safeguards the business interests of the vehicle washing industry, and supports the International Carwash Association’s initiatives to promote the industry at local and national levels.
New York State Car Wash Association (NYSCWA)
NYSCWA, Inc. is a not-for-profit trade association serving the needs of professional vehicle wash operators throughout New York state. It also has members in some neighboring states.
Northeast Regional Carwash Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA)
The SAA is a not-for-profit professional association founded in 1987. The society is comprised of more than 600 automotive industry analysts, and its main focus is to provide education and networking opportunities for its members.
Southeastern Carwash Association
Founded in 1957, the Southeastern Carwash Association now represents hundreds of members in a multi-state region including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Southwest Carwash Association (SCWA)
The SCWA is a non-profit association dedicated to the enhancement of the car wash industry. It promotes high ethical standards, develops successful and practical business practices, and improves professional car wash operations.
Western Carwash Association (WCA)
A trade association of professional car wash operators in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona that serves as a rallying point for collective action and ensures the welfare of the industry.
Government Related Sites
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
The BTS is responsible for transportation data collection, analysis, and reporting. It also ensures cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources. The BTS strives to increase public awareness of the nation’s transportation system, and to improve the knowledge base of decisionmakers.
Department of Transportation (DOT)
DOT’s mission is to ensure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that serves national interests and enhances the quality of life for Americans.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The EPA protects human health and safeguards the natural environment. Its website includes links to information on educational resources, business opportunities, programs and more.
EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality
This EPA division protects public health and the environment by controlling air pollution from motor vehicles, fuels, and nonroad equipment, and by encouraging travel choices that minimize emissions.
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
The FTA is a division of the United States Department of Transportation. The administration’s site offers a national transit database, performance and strategic plans, safety and security information, and more.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The IRS website provides tax assistance, information, forms and question-and-answer services for all types of filers.
National Center for Vehicle Emissions Control and Safety (NCVECS)
The NCVECS website focus is on mobile sources emissions. It offers information on light-duty vehicle emissions, automotive repair, automotive technician training, inspection programs, Federal and State legislative activities, and more.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses due to motor vehicle crashes. This is done by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments for highway safety programs.
Safety Related Sites
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its website addresses NIOSH activities nationwide, training, available publications, and a host of other resources.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA provides occupational safety and health programs, services and training, compliance assistance, publications, and statutes and statistics.