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Automotive Aftermarket Associations Urge Congressional Leaders to Oppose Cash for Clunkers Program

Major automotive aftermarket associations, including the Auto Care Association, Tire Industry Association and Service Station Dealers of American and Allied Trades, the Automotive Oil Change Association, and the Automotive Service Association, sent a letter to Congressional leaders in opposition of a new “Cash for Clunkers” type program from being included in the next COVID-19 stimulus legislation.

The Obama Administration implemented the Consumer Assistance Recycles and Save (CARS) program, or Cash for Clunkers, as a response to the 2008 recession. The goals of the program were to reinvigorate the automotive industry, improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon dioxide emissions.

Recently, at least two auto manufacturers have floated the idea of a “Cash for Clunkers” program to be included in the next COVID-19 stimulus legislation in order to boost vehicle sales.

To read the letter, click here.