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About Council of Auto Repair

The mission of the Council of Automotive Repair (CAR) is to provide training, services and a legislative voice to the independent auto repair industry in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware.

The Council of Automotive Repair envisions:

  • Organizing independent automotive repair shops so that they will become the overwhelming choice for repairs and service by the motoring public in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware.
  • Providing its members with the tools and member services necessary to achieve better profitability and security within their businesses.
  • Supporting its members by providing technical and management training at a discounted rate.
  • Providing its members with a legislative voice on Local, State and Federal issues affecting the independent automotive repair industry.
  • Providing its members with the reputation for higher standards of quality and professionalism by recognition of the CAR affiliation by the motoring public in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware.
  • The Council of Automotive Repair envisions a united membership, working in unison to give strength to the independent automotive repair business.


WMDA/CAR – Service Station and Automotive Repair Association is constantly working to maintain and improve your business environment though aggressive political action and improving your bottom line with endorsed programs that work! Our endorsed programs are saving our members hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and viewed as a “proven profit center” to those who participate.

Here are just a few examples of how you will benefit as a member of WMDA/CAR:

  • Save up to $6.50 per gallon on select Castrol & Blue Mountain Lubricants Motor Oil Products from PPC Lubricants.
  • Save up to 15% on Auto Parts and Supplies from The Parts Authority.
  • Save 20% or more on Trash Removal Services with Coastal Trash Service.
  • Receive member rates on used oil, antifreeze, and battery pick up from RECOIL.
  • First Merchant does the work for you finding the most competitive Credit Card Transaction Fee.
  • You and all your employees automatically become members of NASA Federal Credit Union.
  • Receive special member discounts on Unifirst Uniforms.
  • MAAGIC electrical co-op finds you the best electricity rates available.
  • Comprehensive Insurance and Legal Services by proven industry leaders.
  • Our staff is “Your Source” for industry information and services that save you time and money.
  • Networking with your fellow members and benefiting from their knowledge and experience.
  • Interviews are currently ongoing for additional endorsed programs ... we will keep you informed.

About Us

CAR (Council of Automotive Repair) service centers are located in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Delaware. Our goal is to provide unparalleled service in the auto repair and maintenance industry, becoming your chosen name for vehicle care. We believe in providing genuine, honest service to families. None of our shops have unrealistic quotas to meet, so you can be confident knowing you'll never be advised to get an unnecessary repair or preventive maintenance service. Every automotive service center has approval from the Board of Directors at the Washington, Maryland, Delaware Service Station and Automotive Repair Association (WMDA). See your nearest CAR location for professional auto repairs, scheduled maintenance, or new tires today. On behalf of every independently-owned shop that is a member of the Council of Automotive Repair, we look forward to working with you and earning your business.

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