Welcome to the WMDA/CAR Service Station and Automotive Repair Association

WMDA/CAR represents independent business professionals of service stations, repair facilities, convenience stores, and other automotive industry related businesses.  

What's Happening?


Register for the 2015 WMDA/CAR Annual Convention and Mega Trade Show NOW!

The 42nd WMDA/CAR Annual Convention is right around the corner and we don't want you to miss out!! We have The Mega Trade Show, Awards Ceremony Breakfast, Hospitality Suites, Educational Seminars for C-Stores and Repair Shops, Murf's Turf Town Hall Meeting, and the Industry Issues forum. We also have our Annual Golf Tournament, Grille on the Bay, Hospitality Suites, our Welcome Reception at Seacrets and a Hawaiian Luau!! 

The Mega Trade Show is a great way to meet various vendors and exchange information and ideas that may benefit your business. Witness live demonstrations, network and learn about the latest products, technologies and services for the automotive industry. 

For detailed information on the 42nd Convention and Mega Show or to register, Click Here!


Congratulations to new WMDA/CAR President, Riaz Ahmad!

WMDA/CAR would also like to thank our Past-President, Rick Agoris, for four years of dedicated service to our association!

 Past-President Rick Agoris passes the gavel to new President Riaz Ahmad


ATTENTION: AAA Mid-Atlantic Approved Repair Facilities

WMDA/CAR wants you to know about the changes in the AAA program. Please click here to find out more...


WMDA/CAR Announces Three More ECAT Seminars!

Starting in August, WMDA/CAR will have Gary Smith present 3 different seminars, and each seminar will be held at 3 different locations, to make it easier for you and/or your tech to attend.

August - Understanding Today's PID Data Streams
September - Basic Lab Scope Diagnostics and Pressure Transducer Testing
October - Advanced Lab Scope Diagnostics and Pressure Transducer Testing

For More Information on these Seminars or to Register, Click Here


Secure Your Booth for the 2015 Mega Trade Show Now!

Now that spring has finally “sprung”, It’s time to secure your booth to exhibit in the Mega Trade Show.

We at the Washington, Maryland, Delaware Service Station and Automotive Repair Association/CAR (WMDA) are pleased to announce that the convention and trade show dates, have changed to September 10th – 12th.

The Annual Convention & The Mega Show has been in existence for the past 40+ years and appeals to service stations, convenience stores, repair shops, car washes, tire dealers, jobbers, co-branded stations, and auto parts stores. Owners, managers, decision-makers and technicians will all be in Ocean City to attend informative seminars, witness live demonstrations, network and learn about the latest products, technologies and services for the automotive industry.

The attendance for The Mega Show exceeds well over 900 owners, managers, and decision-makers. As a result, The Mega Show is an excellent place for the exchange of information and ideas between companies and customers.

To reserve your booth online now, Click Here.

Please find an exhibitor prospectus, hotel details and tentative schedule on the Events page by clicking here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Dates Have Changed for the 42nd Annual Convention & Mega Show

Due to the conflict during last year's convention and trade show, WMDA/CAR has changed the dates to September 10th - September 12th, 2015. We are aiming for a better and much smoother event this year compared to last year. We will be updating the website regularly to keep everyone posted on all information available pertaining to our upcoming convention and trade show. Make sure you save the dates! We look forward to seeing everyone in Ocean City this Fall.

To view the 2015 Mega Show Exhibitor Prospectus, Click Here .


WMDA/CAR Training Day 2015

Our annual Training Day for Techs and Execs was held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 9:00am - 4:00pm at the Community College of Baltimore County. We had a great turnout this year - doubling our registration from last year! We want to thank everyone who was able to join us for the day and we hope everyone was able to benefit from the informative courses that were offered. 

Here are some pictures from Training Day:





2015 WMDA/CAR Training Day Educational Partners

We would like to give a special thank you to all of our Educational Partners for the 2015 Training Day that was held on February 28, 2015. 

Below is a list of all of the 2015 Educational Partners:

Benjamin F. Brown Insurance Agency
Brandywine Automotive
Crovato BG Products
DANA Insurance & Risk Management
Ferguson Corp.
First Merchant Services
MTD Services
Net Driven
PPC Lubricants/Castrol

A shout out to Snap-On and Cintas for providing their tech truck and shoe truck, and to Parts Authority for bringing their instructor for the brake class. And a very big thank you to CCBC Catonsville for providing the building.



It's That Time of Year Again!

2015 WMDA/CAR dues billings are being generated via email thanks to our new website/database.  Most of you should have received a reminder letting you know that your WMDA/CAR membership is set to expire. There will still be a paper copy mailed to each member as well.

In addition to the automated dues billing, you will also receive one paper invoice via regular mail soon.

You can renew your 2015 WMDA membership by clicking here.

You can renew your 2015 CAR membership by clicking here.

If you have any questions about your dues bill, please contact Amy Gailey at 301-390-0900 ext 113.