General Information about WAIA

Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority (WATPA) Seeking Board Member

The Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority (WATPA) is currently seeking interested applicants from the Auto Industry to fill a vacancy on their Board.  WATPA is funded through a legislative allocation each biennium resulting from a $10 surcharge on NOI revenue.  Each $10 surcharge is shared between WATPA, Department of Corrections, and the Department of Juvenile […]

Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation

Over five decades of caring. One Mission. The AACF, or Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation, was founded in 1959 to assist automotive aftermarket members and their families who, due to catastrophic illness or terrible accident, have exhausted all other available resources in maintaining a reasonable existence. Our Mission – to provide sustainable solutions for those in […]

High-Tech Bay Shortage

“The closing of approximately 50,000 Dealer bays since 2008 has created an unprecedented opportunity for Independent (non-Dealer) repair outlets to fill this high-tech vehicle repair gap.” “The technical complexity of vehicles is increasing exponentially with each model year. Combined with the loss of Dealer bays, this has created a high-tech repair gap. The ability of […]

The Equifax Data Breach: Protect Your Information

Worried about how the Equifax data breach might have affected you? The Federal Trade Commission recently released a step-by-step informational to help you determine your security – and figure out what to do if your information has been compromised. Approximately 143 million Americans were affected by the breach, which lasted from mid-May through July. Learn More

What Does the Paid Family Leave Act Mean for Your Small Business?

What Does the Paid Family Leave Act Mean for Your Small Business? The Washington Legislature approved the paid family leave program on June 30, 2017 – but now what? What does the Paid Family Leave Act mean for your small business? Full Article    

2019 AUTOMOTIVE CALENDAR & PROMOTIONAL ITEMS PROGRAM

Promote your business by keeping your name in front of your Customers all year long for just pennies per day! Realizing you have many choices of where to spend your advertising dollars for your annual purchase of calendars, WAIA has put together another terrific program. If you are currently ordering your calendars through WAIA, thank […]

2017 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving Announced

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2016, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 53.5 […]

Yang (Young Auto Care Network Group)

The auto care industry’s dynamic and vibrant under-40 set finds its home with the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG). YANG provides young auto care professionals in their twenties and thirties the opportunity to network with industry peers, enhance knowledge and improve leadership capabilities. Read more.

Babcox Media and Auto Care Association Partner on Industry Job Board

The Auto Care Association and Babcox Media announce a new partnership to support a single industry-wide job board, www.autocarecareers.org, recently created by the association as part of its Job and Career Development Program. “The auto care industry employs 4.2 million people and is constantly seeking qualified individuals to join the more than 500,000 businesses throughout the […]

WAIA Announces New Partnership – Effective October 1, 2015

Washington Automotive Industry Association (WAIA) is excited to announce a new partnership with Premera Blue Cross as its exclusive medical carrier. All groups requesting a quote will receive a renewal offer guaranteed for 12-months from October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016. This new partnership will offer current and future WAIA groups competitively priced medical […]